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Publix Super Market Charities Donates $2.5 Million to Support Housing Initiatives Across the Southeast

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 11, 2019 — 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.

The 121 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 Southwest Alabama
  • Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties
  • Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Madison County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa
  • Montgomery Habitat for Humanity
  • Shoals Habitat for Humanity
  • 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 in Okaloosa County
  • 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 Greater Volusia
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Key West & Lower Florida Keys
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County
  • 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 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
  • Lakeland Habitat for Humanity
  • Manatee County 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
  • Greene County Habitat for Humanity
  • Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta
  • Habitat for Humanity of Camden County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta
  • Habitat for Humanity of Rockdale/Conyers
  • Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity – Meriwether
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia
  • Houston 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
  • Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
  • Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Our Towns 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 York County
  • Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg
  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity
  • Pickens County Habitat for Humanity
  • Sea Island 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
  • Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity

Virginia

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