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Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County and Thrivent Financial partner to improve the lives of McKinney families

Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County and Thrivent Financial partner to improve the lives of McKinney families

Thrivent Financial renews national Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2015 with $12 million commitment 

McKinney, TX (January 27, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County has been awarded $42,000 from Thrivent Financial to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent, affordable housing across the globe.


Locally, the program will fund the construction of one home in McKinney, TX.  This home is being purchased by Tashaunia Jones, a single mother of three.  Construction for this home is scheduled to begin this spring.


“It’s always exciting to partner with such a great organization as Habitat for Humanity to make a positive impact in our local community,” said Jason Jupiterwala, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. “The ability for us to come together and provide a hand up to people in need of affordable housing is a great opportunity for us to live generously and change people’s lives.”

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2015 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs.


Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed $213 million and 4.4 million volunteer hours around the world.


“We are extremely grateful to Thrivent Financial and its members for their continued support of Habitat for Humanity,” said Celeste Cox, Executive Director of NCC Habitat. “Because of this generosity, more families will have a safe, affordable place to call home.”


Thrivent Financial remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.


For more information about Thrivent Builds programs, visit To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit


Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Jason Jupiterwala.  His office is at 1101 Central Expressway South in Allen and he can be reached at 972-521-0011.   Thrivent Financial is also represented in the area by a number of financial representatives. Individuals interested in contacting a local Thrivent Financial representative can find more information at



About Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County

North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. We put God’s love into action by building homes and communities. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. We encourage positive relationships throughout the community by advocating for fair housing policies and by providing training to help families improve their shelter conditions.


NCC Habitat was incorporated in 1992. We enable families throughout northern Collin County (Anna, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, and Prosper) to achieve the dream of home ownership and dignity. With the help of partnerships, NCC Habitat has built over 92 houses. We also have started a new program called “A Brush With Kindness” where we help low income families with exterior repairs including roof, siding, paint and general clean up. We’ve served 81 families through this program (mostly seniors). Internationally, NCC Habitat has built 34 homes in Mexico, Egypt, Asia Tsunami & Honduras. Habitat also operates a ReStore that is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday. We sell new and gently used building materials and furniture to the public.


About Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and volunteers in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat’s largest single source of funding, constructing and repairing 4,000 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit

About Thrivent Financial Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its nearly 2.4 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County                                     Thrivent Financial

Celeste H. Cox                                                                                                   Callie Briese

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