October 4, 2022
N.J.-based manufacturer MaxLite is looking forward to many more years of collaboration with Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity, marking its 10th year of supporting sustainable homes nationwide. Over the past decade, MaxLite has donated $13 million in energy-efficient lighting products and funding to help Habitat homeowners lower their home energy costs and make housing more affordable.
“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Spencer Bolgard, President & CEO of MaxLite. “We are proud to say that in the last 10 years, we have built a strong relationship, one that reflects our shared commitment to sustainable housing and energy-efficiency. We are also happy that we can support the Habitat organization itself. We look forward to seeing what we can achieve as we continue to work together.”
This year, MaxLite is contributing $300,000 in energy-efficient lighting products as part of a $900,000 three-year commitment to Habitat, as well as donating $150,000 towards events and employee engagement opportunities. The donated LED bulbs and other LED lighting fixtures will be sold through Habitat for Humanity ReStores, which are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that are independently owned and operated by local Habitat organizations that sell products at a fraction of the retail price. Sales of donated items help fund Habitat construction projects in local communities. The donated MaxLite products are sold in 150+ ReStores across the country.
MaxLite products – which include LED light bulbs, LED fixtures and other energy saving products – are designed to help homeowners save money on electricity costs and to change their light bulbs less frequently. MaxLite also works with local utility companies across the U.S. and their energy-efficiency rebate programs to provide additional discounts on lighting products for Habitat ReStores. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), LED light bulbs use 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and have a lifetime of 25,000 to 50,000 hours.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this 10-year partnership milestone with MaxLite,” said Julie Laird Davis, VP/Corporate & Cause Marketing Partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. “Energy-efficiency and sustainability are important priorities to Habitat, and MaxLite lighting products have been essential to helping homeowners across the country achieve both in their own homes. We are grateful for MaxLite’s continued support for our mission.”
Habitat’s partnership with MaxLite began in 2013 when the company donated $2.5 million and lighting products to help create sustainable and affordable housing solutions nationwide. Along with monetary and product donations, MaxLite employees have volunteered for builds around the country and have helped construct or improve affordable homes in partnership with Habitat homeowners.