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Publix Super Markets Charities donates $3 million to housing and shelter programs throughout the Southeast

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 9, 2021 — Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) is committed to building stronger communities through a $3 million donation to housing and shelter programs. The donation will support 121 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the Southeast, including funding for a total of six full houses at six affiliates. In addition, 104 nonprofit organizations providing housing and shelter services will also receive funding.

“There are far too many individuals and families in our communities without roofs over their heads. We’re committed to helping them find the support they need to one day achieve the stability and independence that comes from having a place to call their own,” said PSMC Executive Director Kelly Williams-Puccio. “We’re honored to continue our support of organizations focused on housing and the well-being of our communities.”

“We’re incredibly grateful for Publix Super Markets Charities’ support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the Southeast,” said Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Chief Executive Officer Mario Artecona. “Over the last couple of years, the lack of access to affordable housing has intensified due to the pandemic. But with Publix Charities’ generosity, we’re able to provide solid foundations for families through homeownership.”

PSMC began its support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates 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 121 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that will receive funding include:

Alabama

  • Auburn Opelika 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 in Okaloosa County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bay County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Broward County
  • 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 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 of Winter Park/Maitland
  • Habitat for Humanity Sarasota
  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
  • Highlands County Habitat for Humanity
  • Indian River Habitat for Humanity
  • 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 Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity — North Central Georgia
  • Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity DeKalb
  • Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta
  • Habitat for Humanity in Meriwether County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta
  • 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 Durham
  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake 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
  • 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
  • LowCountry 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 of Sumner County
  • Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
  • Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity
  • Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

Virginia

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

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