Legacy Gives Back!
Habitat For Humanity Board of Director Bob Niesner and Legacy employees donated their time to help build a Habitat home in Santa Clarita, in 2014. We at Legacy have been dedicated to helping Habitat for Humanity for the last several years. We encourage our clients when remodeling their homes to donate any unneeded items such as, appliances, (in working order),furniture, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and even cabinets, doors and windows to the Habitat ReStore. They benefit in two ways, their donations are all tax deductible (which we love!), but more importantly every sale at the ReStore means more money towards another home for a deserving family (which we love even MORE!). It’s a win-win for everyone!
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a locally run, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving North Los Angeles City and County, building houses and futures for low-income families. We specialize in building unique Enriched Neighborhood™ communities, which we are currently building for low-income veterans in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs. To date, Habitat has built 271 homes placing us in the top 5% of Habitat affiliates nationwide to reach the goal of building more than 100 homes. Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley was founded in 1990 as an affiliate for Habitat of Humanity International. Our Mission Our mission is to lift low-income working civilian and veteran families out of substandard housing and to offer them a gateway to the American Dream of home ownership so that they can build brighter economic futures. Our Core Values
• Advocacy for the elimination of substandard housing & the creation of safe neighborhoods for all. • The importance of home stability in addition to the opportunity for advancement. • The advancement of human rights and fair housing around the world. • Excellence in home construction and volunteer experiences. • Inclusion, diversity and respect for all. • Collaboration. • Environmental and financial sustainability. Our Recipients & Friends
• Low-income working families. • Veterans, service-disabled veterans, and families of the fallen. • All populations interested in volunteerism, including youth. • All who are interested in financially advancing their mission.
About Habitat ReStore
The Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement and furniture store that creates a self-sustaining funding source for the building of affordable,safe, and stable housing and provides self-sufficiency training to low income families in our community. It produces:
• Reduction in solid waste through recycling. • Significant reduction in the use of landfills by construction industry and manufacturing for production over-runs, excess purchasing, and outdated, odd-lot, or discontinued materials. • Improvement in urban blight providing low-cost opportunities for low-income homeowners to do home repairs and through the added ability for Habitat for Humanity to build affordable, decent housing in region. • Neighborhood stability through increased home ownership opportunity. • Economic development for smaller contractors who purchase low-cost materials and for those who fill the jobs this store will create • In current economic struggle for larger contractors, a significant cost savings related to reducing landfill disposal costs for larger contractors and other consumers. • Job training and mentoring opportunities and service learning opportunities for at-risk youth and returning veterans to learn about the retail business and obtain meaningful first-time employment, as well as to learn furniture refinishing and general construction. • Gang prevention through youth-based training programs in concert with ongoing youth-build opportunities.