Hunter Douglas has donated privacy blinds for Habitat homes for a quarter-century
(PEARL RIVER, NY – AUGUST 1, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity is not just building better homes but stronger, healthier communities, with help from long-term partners like Hunter Douglas. This summer marks the 25th year of partnership between Hunter Douglas and Habitat for Humanity. As a global manufacturer of custom window treatments, Hunter Douglas is committed to help Habitat build safe, stable, affordable housing alongside homeowners across North America and abroad.
Habitat partners with families to help build secure, quality homes, providing a path to improved living conditions. In any home, window shades are a finishing touch providing privacy, comfort, energy efficiency and personal style. Hunter Douglas provides privacy blinds for all new and rehabilitated Habitat homes in the US. Over the last quarter-century Hunter Douglas has donated nearly 9,200 privacy blinds each year for over 220,000 windows. Included in these are products with cordless lift systems, ensuring that homeowners and their families are supported and protected by efficient, child-safe window treatments.
“Hunter Douglas is honored to stand beside Habitat for Humanity—which brings hope, light, and stability to so many families worldwide,” said Ron Kass, Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Douglas North America. “We know that there is a direct correlation between housing quality and the homeowners’ wellbeing. We are so grateful for the work they do to build and strengthen all of the places we call home, and we look forward to continuing to build together in the future.”
Hunter Douglas associates and business partners have worked side-by-side with Habitat homeowners in their local communities for over 20 years, building homes and relationships from the ground up. Hunter Douglas has also committed resources to a number of critical Habitat for Humanity initiatives worldwide:
- In 2015, the company created a month-long two-for-one employee match program that resulted in a $300,000 donation to Habitat’s earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.
- In 2016, the company donated window coverings to Habitat’s flood recovery work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- In April 2017, a team of 12 employees from the Netherlands traveled to Lesotho, Africa, to help build a new home with an 85-year-old grandmother and her two orphaned grandsons.
- In July 2017, the company sponsored Habitat’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Hunter Douglas employees and associates helped build homes alongside former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, volunteers and future homeowners in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba, while a third group participated in a Toronto, Ontario build.
To learn more about Hunter Douglas, its products, and corporate social responsibility programs, visit www.hunterdouglas.com.