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May 16, 2013
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Habitat for Humanity and JCPenney invite shoppers to donate at checkout

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with JCPenney in the retailer’s charitable giving program, jcp cares. JCPenney customers can round up their May purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to support Nevada County Habitat’s affordable housing work, which is in partnership with low-income local families.

World-renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will be joining JCPenney in its support of Habitat for Humanity. Graves, a long-standing advocate for the disabled, and his architecture practice, Michael Graves & Associates, have designed a Habitat for Humanity house that focuses on accessibility and universal design. Habitat for Humanity may use the new design to build homes in partnership with low-income families who require an accessible house.

“Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and renovates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable mortgages. Locally, Nevada County Habitat has built homes with 25 families since 1996.

To support the partnership with Habitat, JCPenney customers can round-up their purchases both in-store and online at Additionally, customers can make donations to Habitat for Humanity at and support the organization through the Facebook social game, WeTopia.

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