LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced today it is donating $2.5 million to support 121 Habitat for Humanity affiliates and 77 other organizations focused on shelter and housing services across the Southeast.
Today’s donation is part of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to meet the basic needs of the communities it serves through its support of client service programs and transitional support for housing. Over the last five years, PSMC has donated more than $22.5 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other housing nonprofits throughout the states where Publix operates.
“We are proud to continue our support of Habitat for Humanity and other organizations focused on housing to help build hope in our communities,” said Publix Super Markets Charities’ Executive Director Kelly Williams-Puccio. “Publix Charities is committed to carrying on the legacy of our founder to do good together for those in need.”
Claire Twomey, CEO at Lakeland Habitat for Humanity, said: “The support of Publix Super Markets Charities enables Habitat for Humanity to build strength, stability and self-reliance for families in need. We are grateful for their continued partnership in creating stronger communities through homeownership.”
PSMC began its support of Habitat for Humanity in 1989 with its first contribution to Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County (Winter Haven, Florida). To learn more about the foundation’s efforts, please visit publixcharities.org/hope.
George Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets and affectionately known as Mr. George, believed in giving. From the day he opened his first Publix, he made sure his associates, customers and community were taken care of. In 1966, Mr. George established the foundation with the vision that it would continue giving long after he was gone. Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates.
To see a full list of Habitat for Humanity affiliate recipients, visit https://corporate.publix.com/about-publix/newsroom/news-releases.