Toyota of Cleveland
Toyota of Cleveland has been a title sponsor for the Women Build initiative and has hosted Hard Hats and Heels since their inception in 2014. Toyota of Cleveland’s General Manager, Monté Burney, and his family recently moved to Cleveland from Montgomery, AL. “I’m honored and excited to be working with an amazing family-owned automotive group with Bowers Automotive and look forward to growing a customer-focused team, developing future leaders within the business and making Toyota of Cleveland one of the best places to purchase and service your vehicle,” said Burney. “I’m most excited for my wife and I to share Cleveland and Chattanooga with our daughter, Bella.”
Toyota Motor Corporation’s mission is to build more than just great cars; they want to help build great places to live. “Any way we can use our platform to garner exposure for a great cause we will; it’s all about being a great steward of the resources you’ve been blessed with in order to help others,” said Burney.
“I believe Habitat is important to any community,” said Burney. “Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland is doing a great work within the community and that’s evident in the passion and amount of work they’re pouring into this fundraiser.”
Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity have a long-time partnership on a national and local level. Lowe’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity International has helped to build hundreds of homes across the United States. Since 2003, Lowe’s has contributed millions of dollars and countless hours of volunteer support to Habitat for Humanity.
- 2003: Co-sponsored the Jimmy Carter Work Project, which built 92 homes in Georgia and Alabama.
- 2005: Event-wide sponsor of Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project in Michigan. Sponsored a house in Benton Harbor and Detroit, and provided a $2,000 store credit for each of the 230 homes being built. Provided $10,000 for each Michigan affiliate constructing a Women Build house. Sponsored Much to Celebrate, More to Build. The event marked the milestone of Habitat’s 200,000th and 200,001st houses in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Kanyakumari, India.
- 2006: Partnered with Habitat’s long-term Gulf Coast rebuilding plan, Operation Home Delivery. Donated building materials for two homes and 60 framing packages in New York City. Donated six framing packages in Jackson, Mississippi and Los Angeles, California.
- 2006-2007: Co-sponsored Women Build’s two-year First Families Building Homes Across America initiative.
- 2008: Lowe’s sponsored Habitat’s inaugural National Women Build Week, which featured more than 150 U.S. Habitat affiliates hosting a one-day build. More than 6,000 women volunteers participated during the week in all 50 states. In 2009, Lowe’s renewed its commitment to Habitat with a five-year partnership agreement. By 2013, Lowe’s will have contributed nearly $40 million to Habitat for Humanity.
Lowe’s offers free how-to clinics for Women Build affiliates giving volunteers the chance to learn construction basics through extensive hands-on opportunities. Lowe’s also contributes competitive grants to affiliates conducting Women Builds and other Habitat builds.
“Lowe’s involvement with Women Build is much more than a financial arrangement—it is a reflection of our commitment to address the nationwide issue of substandard housing. We are helping to build homes everyone can take pride in—our employees, the volunteers, the partner families and the communities.” — Larry Stone, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.
Publix Super Markets Charities
“Our mission at Publix is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world.
To that end, we commit to be:
- Passionately focused on customer value,
- Intolerant of waste,
- Dedicated to the dignity, value and employment security of our associates,
- Devoted to the highest standards of stewardship for our stockholders, and
- Involved as responsible citizens in our communities.
Once asked what he would be worth today if he hadn’t given so much away, Publix founder George Jenkins immediately responded “Probably nothing.” Publix gives to thousands of local non-profit organizations, tailoring giving to the needs of each local community. We put the weight of the company behind these campaigns. If you shop at Publix, there’s a good chance you support them, too.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Publix happily supports efforts to improve our communities. We’re particularly passionate about youth, education (specifically literacy), and helping the homeless and hungry.”
– Publix and Publix Super Markets Charities’ website
WACKER Polysilicon North America
WACKER POLYSILICON North America first partnered with Habitat of Cleveland through a generous donation of $10,000 in support of the Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland ReStores.
“Habitat for Humanity works in many ways to support families in this community who are in need of a place to call home,” said Mary Beth Hudson, vice president and site manager of WACKER POLYSILICON North America. “We are proud to support the great work they do in Bradley County, and look forward to future opportunities to grow our partnership.”
Wacker Polysilicon is a global leader in the production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon. Polysilicon is the key material in the solar and semiconductor industries. On April 18, 2016, Wacker Chemie AG officially opened its new polysilicon production site in Charleston, Tennessee.