Minwax donation to Habitat for Humanity aims to give back to communities and bring beauty to the homes of families across the country


UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – July 8, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Minwax®, a manufacturer of wood finishing and wood care products, has announced a gift-in-kind donation of Minwax products to Habitat for Humanity. The donation, worth $850,000 in retail value, has been distributed to 13 different Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets in 11 states.

Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home goods, building materials and appliances at a fraction of the retail price, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates fund the construction, rehabilitation or repair of affordable homes within the communities they serve. The proceeds generated from Minwax’s donation of cleaning products and mop applicators for cleaning hardwood floors are used to further Habitat for Humanity’s larger mission of building homes, communities and hope.

“Minwax is proud to support Habitat for Humanity and its mission of bringing people together to build not only physical houses, but also deeply personal experiences that impact how we live our lives,” said Jacquelyn Ferrara, director of marketing at Minwax and Formby’s. “With our contribution, we hope to afford Habitat for Humanity homeowners, business owners, contractors or builders an opportunity to personally create or revive something beautiful and, in the process, give them a sense of pride for making a difference.”

Minwax’s donation will be put to use for programs that serve low-income families and build the capacity of Habitat for Humanity’s work globally.

About Minwax
For more than 100 years, Minwax® has been a leading brand of high-quality wood finishing and wood care products. From wood stains to clear protective finishes, plus solutions for wood preparation, maintenance, cleaning and repair, Minwax products are requested by the do-it-yourself consumer, seasoned woodworkers and professional contractors. Headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Flora, Illinois, Minwax is part of Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands Division. Minwax can be found online at www.minwax.com, on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/Minwax, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Minwax (@Minwax) and on Pinterest athttps://www.pinterest.com/minwax/.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat for Humanity also advocates improving access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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