Kum & Go and Habitat for Humanity expand partnership to make a difference
Customer fundraising in April will help select site for company-sponsored Habitat home
Kum & Go and Habitat for Humanity announced an expansion of their partnership, launching a national campaign that will feature a corporate donation and in-store fundraising during the month of April. Through their donations, Kum & Go customers will help select a community in which Kum & Go will sponsor the construction of a new Habitat home. In 2014, Kum & Go, with its customers, raised more than $450,000 for Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing work and sponsored a Habitat home in Minot, North Dakota. The family who partnered in the construction of the Minot home is slated to move in over the next few weeks.
Kum & Go has committed a $100,000 corporate gift to support Habitat’s mission for 2015. Customers can join the effort throughout the month of April by adding a $1 Habitat donation to their in-store purchases, or by purchasing a Kum & Go 24-ounce coffee mug with coffee or a 20-ounce bottle of Kum & Go water. Kum & Go will donate $1 per coffee mug and 10 cents per water bottle purchased to Habitat for Humanity in addition to sponsoring a Habitat project in the region that raises the most money as a percentage of customer traffic through its stores.
“This partnership exceeded our expectations last year, and we’re excited to launch this initiative with Kum & Go again,” says Colleen Finn Ridenhour, deputy director of Corporate, Foundation and Institutional Relations at Habitat for Humanity International. “Kum & Go has a long history of charitable giving in the communities it serves, and it’s wonderful how their associates and their customers get involved to help low-income families create affordable housing.”
“Habitat provides a great partnership for Kum & Go,” says Kum & Go President and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is a wonderful team effort that we are very proud of involving and connecting our customers, our company, our associates and the communities we serve.”
About Kum & Go, L.C.
For more than 55 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its annual 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
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 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 also advocates to improve 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 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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