Among the 200 recipients, Green Mountain Habitat was the only nonprofit selected from Vermont.
“We are thrilled to receive these much-needed funds from Kohl’s Cares in support of affordable homeownership in Northwest Vermont. Affordable housing is such a critical need in our community, and we are grateful for the support,” said David Mullin, CEO of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.
The funding received will go towards the construction of perpetually affordable homes in Northwest Vermont, which includes Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Green Mountain Habitat builds affordable homes with low-income, working partner families, and the homes are sold at cost.
Kohl’s grant to Green Mountain Habitat was made through the company’s National Giveback Initiative, which provides associates with the opportunity to nominate a nonprofit they’re passionate about for a $25,000 grant. Through the initiative, Kohl’s will donate grants to selected nonprofits nationwide, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to family health and wellness. The full list of selected grant recipients is available on corporate.kohls.com. Donations are made possible through the Kohl’s Cares Goods for Good merchandise program, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100% of the net profit to charitable organizations across the country.
About Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that partners with financial donors, local families, and volunteers to build and sell affordable homes in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties. Habitat homebuyers help build their homes alongside community volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its founding in 1984, the affiliate has built over 115 homes in the region and operates three Habitat ReStores, located in Williston, Milton, and Swanton. To learn more, visit vermonthabitat.org.
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand-up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.