Habitat for Humanity
EXIT & HABITAT:
Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program
A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is pledged to its charity of choice, and to-date, $2.5 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity International. EXIT Realty has a long history with Habitat and has been an enthusiastic corporate sponsor of several full and partial home builds across North America, community revitalization projects and has participated in the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
According to Habitat for Humanity International, more than 827 million people worldwide live in urban slums and in the U.S. alone, 48.5 million people live in poverty. The organization believes that every person should have a decent and affordable place to live and through their world-wide network of volunteers, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity partners with families who invest sweat-equity hours in building their homes and others. They make affordable down-payments, make timely mortgage payments and attend homeowner education classes. Companies like EXIT Realty donate funds towards the building of the homes as well as provide construction volunteers.
“Home is such an emotionally-charged word. Statements like, ‘Honey, I’m home!’ or ‘Home for the holidays’ are filled with heart-warming sentiment,” says Tami Bonnell, EXIT Realty Corp. International’s CEO. “It’s a word that means comfort, safety, security and so much more. EXIT Realty is proud to work closely with the Habitat organization to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for families across the continent.”