We’re Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary by Giving Back to Habitat for Humanity

We’re matching donations throughout March up to $40,000!

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers from Zingerman'sWe’re celebrating our 40th anniversary on March 15th. If home is where the heart is, clearly our heart is in Ann Arbor. Four decades and eleven businesses later, we have remained and expanded in the area. To recognize the community we’ve called home since 1982, we’re sponsoring another Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley home in Washtenaw County.  

“At Zingerman’s, we’ve always been passionate about the work being done at Habitat. They are a tremendous organization giving people a fair chance at the security and joy of homeownership.” — Melaina Bukowski, Zingerman’s Community Giving Coordinator

Established in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) enriches our neighbors to build better neighborhoods through our volunteer, donation, partnership, and ReStore efforts. HHHV works to enrich Washtenaw County through a legacy of affordable homeownership for families and individuals of low income. In over 30 years, they’ve built or renovated more than 260 homes and provided more than 6,500 Home Improvement Projects. They’ve also engaged with more than 11,000 residents and community partners through community development activities and served roughly 1,000 through the Habitat Education Program.

“I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Zingerman’s 40 years in Ann Arbor than to partner with Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley. As a member of the Habitat board, and as a volunteer on several build days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet Habitat homeowners and hear first-hand how Habitat has transformed lives and neighborhoods.” — Maggie Bayless, ZingTrain Founding Partner 

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Our Goal & How We’re Participating

Our goal is to raise $80,0000 for our local Habitat affiliate. The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) will match cumulative donations in March, up to $40,000. Those funds will support the cost of rehabilitating two homes or building one new home. Zingerman’s staffers have assisted with Habitat builds before. They looking forward to working on the house(s) the community contributions will make possible. 

“The ZCOB and HHHV have been close partners for over a decade. We are pleased to elevate our commitment towards an organization rooted in the basic premise that everyone deserves the right to affordable housing. As a member of the board of directors for Habitat, I am proud to be a part of two organizations whose generous spirits create actionable outcomes for deserving, hard-working humans trying to make a bigger difference not just in the local community but the world as well.” — Steven Mangigian, Zingerman’s Coffee Company Managing Partner

How You Can Participate

Donations can be made at Donors can leave a public message with their contribution on the website, if they so choose. Funds will go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. We’re also accepting cash donations at most Zingerman’s locations.

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