Family Dollar Helps Miami Habitat During Holidays

FAMILY DOLLAR DONATES MORE THAN $550 TO
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER MIAMI THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 24, 2012

Family Dollar, one of the fastest-growing, discount retail chains in the United States, announced today that a total of $555.00 was raised during Family Dollar’s Holiday Giving Campaign, a four-week fundraising initiative in Family Dollar stores to benefit  Habitat For Humanity of Greater Miami. The fundraiser ran from November 26 through December 19.

“During the holiday season, many of us become acutely aware of the everyday struggles of others,” said Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar. “Fortunately, there are non-profit agencies, like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, that are helping to make a positive difference for so many in their communities. Our customers really stepped up to raise money for this organization, and they should be proud knowing they have helped to make the holiday season brighter for many in the Miami region.”

Customers were able to take part in the fundraiser by making a monetary donation at the check-out counter of their local store.

"We are thrilled that Family Dollar chose to put on this incredible event," said Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami CEO, Mario Artecona.  "We know there's so much support in this community for our cause, and Family Dollar and its customers really exemplified that as we saw people from all over the area come together to help make a difference for so many this holiday season."

To learn more about Family Dollar’s charitable giving program, the FamilyHope Community Foundation, please visit www.familydollar.com. Also, stay up to date on the latest happenings, contests and sales at your Family Dollar store on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familydollar or Twitter at @myfamilydollar. You can also follow Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami online at www.facebook.com/HabitatMiami or Twitter at @HabitatMiami.

About Family Dollar
For more than 50 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 7,500 stores in rural and urban settings across 45 states.  Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Miami Habitat is a Christian ministry which builds homes and communities in partnership with low income families in need of a simple, decent place to live. Miami-Habitat makes interest-free loans available for the purchase of these homes, and provides opportunities to all people of conscience to support its mission to break the cycle of poverty. Since its inception in 1989, Miami Habitat has built more than 950 homes in Miami-Dade County. For more information, please visit: www.miamihabitat.org.
For Immediate Release
Miami Habitat Media Contact:
Casey Angel
Director of Communications
(305) 634-3628 ext. 215
casey [dot] angel [at] miamihabitat [dot] org
For Immediate Release
Family Dollar Media Contact:
Bryn Winburn
Public Relations Manager
(704) 814-3604         
bwinburn [at] familydollar [dot] com
   
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