Kum & Go partners with Habitat for Humanity for third year to sponsor and build homes


Kum & Go district raising the most donations will build a home in their community

Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta – March 2, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — For the third consecutive year, Kum & Go convenience stores and Habitat for Humanity are partnering on a national campaign that features a corporate donation and in-store fundraising during the month of March. Through their donations, Kum & Go customers will help select a community in which Kum & Go will sponsor the construction of a new Habitat home.

Kum & Go is committing a $210,000 corporate gift this year to support Habitat’s work to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

In addition to funding a new Habitat home, Kum & Go will distribute several grants to Habitat for Humanity offices. Grants will be based on which Kum & Go service areas raise the most money through customer traffic.

Between March 1 and 31, customers can join the effort in a few ways, including:

Adding a $1 Habitat donation to in-store purchases. New this year, customers who donate $1 or more will receive a coupon for $1 off any whole pizza.
Purchasing Kum & Go water, where 10 cents per bottle will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
“Kum & Go and Habitat for Humanity both share a commitment to building great communities,” says Kyle J. Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go. “Along with the generous contributions of our loyal customers and through the support of our store associates, Kum & Go is proud to once again support Habitat for Humanity this year.”

In the last two years, Kum & Go and their customers have contributed nearly $1 million to Habitat for Humanity. Two Kum & Go sponsored homes have been built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Minot, North Dakota, as a result of the donations.

“We are so pleased to partner with Kum & Go and their customers again in 2016,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, deputy director of Corporate, Foundation and Institutional Relations at Habitat for Humanity International. “This partnership has grown and expanded every year, reaching more families who are working to build a better life for themselves and their families. We are very grateful for Kum & Go’s support.”

Kum & Go, Habitat’s only national convenience retail partner, is the nation’s fifth-largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain. The convenience retailer donates 10 percent of profits to charitable causes in its community. Habitat for Humanity works in nearly 1,400 communities in the United States, where future homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Customers can donate in stores throughout the month of March. To donate to Habitat online, visit habitat.org. To find the nearest Kum & Go location, visit www.kumandgo.com/find-a-store.

About Kum & Go, LC
For more than 55 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. The fifth-largest, privately held and company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S, Kum & Go is an industry pioneer founded on providing exceptional service and delivering more than what customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, family-owned Kum & Go has since grown to employ more than 4,700 associates across 430 stores and 11 states, including Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own 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. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

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