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Publix Super Markets Charities donates $2.5M to help with housing and shelter programs throughout the Southeast

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 3, 2020 — Today, on National Roof Over Your Head Day, Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) is pleased to announce it will be donating $2.5 million to support 113 Habitat for Humanity affiliates and 76 additional organizations providing housing and shelter services across the Southeast.

“A home often represents stability and independence in one’s life. In what has already been a difficult year, there are far too many people in our country struggling with housing insecurity,” said Publix Super Markets Charities Executive Director Kelly Williams-Puccio. “Through this donation, we remain committed to supporting partners like Habitat for Humanity to help build hope in our communities. We are proud to carry on the legacy of George Jenkins, our founder, to do good, together, for those in need.”

Over the last 6 years, PSMC has donated more than $25 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other nonprofit organizations providing housing and shelter services throughout the states where Publix operates. This latest $2.5 million donation reinforces PSMC’s commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves through transitional support, client service programs and financial support for housing.

“With so many people across our nation without access to decent and affordable housing, we are grateful for the continued support of Publix Super Markets Charities,” said HabiJax President and CEO Monte Walker. “Through PSMC’s generosity, we are able to help families put roofs over their heads and realize their dreams of homeownership.”

PSMC began its support of Habitat for Humanity more than 30 years ago with its first contribution to Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County (Winter Haven, Florida). To learn more about PSMC’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.

The 113 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that will receive funding include:

Alabama

  • Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity
  • Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity — Calhoun County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties
  • Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Madison County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa
  • Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama
  • Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity
  • Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity

Florida

  • Alachua Habitat for Humanity
  • Arcadia-Desoto County Habitat for Humanity
  • Beaches Habitat for Humanity
  • Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
  • Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity
  • Clay County Habitat for Humanity
  • Flagler Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bay County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Broward
  • Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
  • Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County
  • Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando & Osceola County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville
  • Habitat for Humanity of Key West & Lower Florida Keys
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
  • Habitat for Humanity of Marion County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Martin County
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys
  • Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
  • Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys
  • Habitat for Humanity of Walton County
  • Habitat for Humanity Sarasota
  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
  • Highlands County Habitat for Humanity
  • Indian River County Habitat for Humanity
  • Lakeland Habitat for Humanity
  • Nassau Habitat for Humanity
  • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
  • Putnam Habitat for Humanity
  • Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
  • West Orange Habitat for Humanity
  • West Volusia Habitat for Humanity

Georgia

  • Athens Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Augusta, CSRA Habitat for Humanity
  • Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity
  • Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta
  • Habitat for Humanity — Coosa Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity — DeKalb
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
  • Habitat for Humanity — Meriwether
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia
  • Houston County Habitat for Humanity
  • Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Macon Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity
  • Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
  • Thomasville-Thomas County Habitat for Humanity
  • Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity
  • West Georgia Habitat for Humanity

North Carolina

  • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County
  • Haywood Habitat for Humanity
  • Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Union County Habitat for Humanity
  • Watauga County Habitat for Humanity

South Carolina

  • Aiken County Habitat for Humanity
  • Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity
  • Charleston Habitat for Humanity
  • Dorchester Habitat for Humanity
  • East Cooper Habitat for Humanity
  • Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Horry County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg
  • Habitat for Humanity of York County
  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity
  • Low Country Habitat for Humanity
  • Pickens County Habitat for Humanity

Tennessee

  • Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
  • Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
  • Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity
  • Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

Virginia

  • Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg
  • Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity