Today, Yale Home announced it has reached a major milestone in its 20-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity International: Yale has donated $20 million worth of locksets to Habitat over the course of four consecutive five-year pledges to help create safe, affordable housing solutions around the world. Yale is furthering its support of building secure home environments with a new five-year commitment to Habitat beginning this year.
Since becoming a national Habitat for Humanity partner in 2001, Yale has provided more than 1.2 million mechanical locks and door hardware to Habitat homes primarily in the United States, as well as in Mexico and the Asia Pacific region. In addition to donating equipment, hundreds of Yale employee volunteers have helped build houses alongside Habitat homeowners over the years.
“We’ve been securing homes for 180 years, and it’s been our honor to build and protect homes with Habitat for Humanity for the last two decades,” said Lucas Boselli, Executive Vice President and Head of Americas division, ASSA ABLOY. “We look forward to continuing to give back to and strengthen our communities by helping provide secure, affordable housing.”
“Yale has made a significant impact as a partner over the last 20 years,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate and cause marketing partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. “Home access and security is a not only a foundational part of the building process, but also a fundamental part of creating stable environments that allow families to thrive. Together we are committed to creating safer places for families to call home.”
For more information about the partnership, visit the Yale Home website.
At 180 years strong, Yale is a leading security brand that protects the people, places and things we love most. It secures millions of homes and businesses worldwide with its innovative mechanical locks, safes and smart locks for front doors, interior doors, cabinets, package deliveries and more. Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world. For more information, visit www.yalehome.com
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.