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Publix Super Markets Charities donates $10M to support housing nonprofits throughout the Southeast

The donation will support more than 250 nonprofit organizations focused on providing housing and shelter services, including 125 Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor
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Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $10 million to build hope and strengthen communities. The donation will support more than 250 nonprofit organizations focused on providing housing and shelter services, including 125 Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

Since 2015, PSMC has donated more than $43 million to nonprofits that build homes and provide emergency shelter and transitional housing.

“We’re proud to continue our support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other nonprofit organizations helping people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity throughout Publix’s operating area,” said  Kelly Williams-Puccio, executive director of PSMC. “Having a place to call home offers individuals and families hope and stability while also creating stronger communities and neighborhoods. We remain committed to continuing the legacy of our founder, George Jenkins, by doing good, together.”

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“We are grateful for the support of Publix Super Markets Charities and Publix. From grant funding to associate volunteerism, they’ve played an important role for our organization and communities,” said Claire Twomey, CEO of Lakeland Habitat for Humanity. “Their generosity enables us to further our mission and provide solid foundations for families through homeownership.”

George Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets and affectionately known as Mr. George, believed in giving. From the day he opened his first Publix, he made sure his associates, customers and community were taken care of. In 1966, Mr. George established the foundation with the vision it would continue giving long after he was gone. Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates.

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