TYNDALE HOUSE PARTNERS WITH DUPAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Publisher Provides Grant and Employee Volunteer Building Days for Three-Year Initiative
Carol Stream, IL — Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce a partnership with DuPage Habitat for Humanity and has committed to providing a $60,000 grant, plus an opportunity for employee volunteers to share in building a new housing project in the Pioneer Prairie neighborhood of West Chicago, Illinois.
Tyndale is one of several DuPage County businesses, civic organizations, and churches that are rallying behind DuPage Habit for Humanity’s new three-year initiative called “Pioneering Affordable Homeownership.” The project will respond directly to community leaders’ desire for affordable homes to be both available and attractive for local working families.
“I’m happy that Tyndale House is participating with Habit for Humanity—both with a financial commitment and with hands-on construction by our employees,” said Mark Taylor, President, Tyndale House Publishers. “This is one more way for us to contribute back to our local community.”
The Pioneer Prairie project will consist of eleven detached, single-family homes that are designed to be cost effective and environmentally efficient. In addition to these new homes, Habitat has identified seven existing homes in DuPage County for rehabilitation.
Groundbreaking for Pioneer Prairie is scheduled for June 24, 2009, and Tyndale employees will begin on-site volunteer work in August 2009.
DuPage Habitat Executive Director Sarah Brachle says, “Habitat for Humanity is now the tenth largest home builder in the world. Our model works because we engage the community in funding and building high-quality, low-frill homes for local working families. Through their financial and volunteer commitment, Tyndale has stepped forward in addressing this critical community need. We greatly appreciate their support and look forward to welcoming their employees out to the build site.”
DuPage Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habit for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. DuPage Habitat works in partnership with families and the community to build affordable housing for limited-income families in DuPage County in Illinois. www.dupagehabitat.org
Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry, Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT) and recently launched the NLT Study Bible. Each NLT Bible sale benefits the worldwide translation work of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois. www.tyndale.com