DALLAS, March 5, 2019 – True Value Company, in partnership with its vendors, donated more than $400,000 worth of merchandise to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, following its semi-annual Reunion trade show held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Feb. 21-24.
More than 100 volunteers from Dallas Habitat and True Value Company spent three days collecting, sorting and packing 16 semi-truckloads of donated products that were showcased at True Value’s Spring Reunion trade show.
The massive donation, from over 200 vendors, will be used to stock Dallas Habitat’s four ReStore locations across DFW. ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell furniture, home appliances, building materials and more at significantly reduced prices. All profits support Habitat for Humanity’s home ownership, renovation and repair programs.
“We believe everyone in our community should have access to a stable and safe home,” said Cory Hohweiler, VP of Retail for Dallas Habitat. “Thanks to the generosity of True Value and its vendors, we are now able to ensure more families are able to achieve the dream of homeownership.”
True Value has been an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity for several decades. In the past three years alone, it has donated more than $2.6 million to Habitat for Humanity branches in Anaheim, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Washington D.C.
“In partnership with our vendors, we are once again pleased to make this significant product donation to Habitat for Humanity ReStores,” said Susan Radde, Director of the True Value Foundation. “We have seen the positive impact made in local communities through our semi-annual donations and we hope this donation will help raise funds to further advance their mission of providing affordable housing in Dallas.”
About Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Through affordable homeownership opportunities, financial education, advocacy, and neighborhood empowerment programs, Dallas Habitat transforms families, revitalizes neighborhoods, and is working together to build a better Dallas. Strategically bringing together public and private funding, community leadership and vision, and thousands of volunteers—we will break the cycle of poverty and transform our communities. Using affordable homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and stability, Dallas Habitat has served more than 1,700 low-income families since 1986, resulting in an investment of approximately $179 million in more than 25 Dallas area neighborhoods. Learn more at dallasareahabitat.org.
About True Value Company
True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s leading hardlines wholesalers with a globally recognized brand and over 70 years of experience serving independent hardware retailers. True Value Company provides its customers in over 60 countries an expansive product set with market-customized assortments at highly competitive prices, superior product availability, innovative marketing programs and a la carte value-added services like eCommerce ship-to-store, store remodel support and True Value University, all within a flexible model that requires no membership. With 13 regional distribution centers, and approximately 2,500 associates serving over 4,500 stores, True Value Company celebrates independence and drives retail excellence across the U.S. and internationally. Learn more at TrueValueCompany.com.