Barnes & Noble to Donate $100,000 to ‘Build a Future’ with Habitat for Humanity

September 28, 2012


Barnes & Noble College is pleased to provide students heading back to campus for the new school year with an opportunity to support Habitat for Humanity through a new partnership. Barnes & Noble College will donate $100,000 in support of its “Build a Future” partnership with Habitat for Humanity this academic year. The program is part of BUiLD, Habitat’s movement to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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“As we focus on ways to save students money and to create tools to make their studying more efficient, we also share students’ desire to support causes and organizations that promote the greater good,” said Max J. Roberts, president and CEO, Barnes & Noble College. “We’re excited to stand beside our students and build a better future with our communities through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.”

Barnes & Noble College will also donate up to an additional $25,000 for a unique social-sharing campaign that enables students to share their support of Barnes & Noble College’s philanthropic campaign on their campus bookstores’ Facebook pages.

“Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to partner with Barnes & Noble College in the BUiLD campaign, encouraging higher-education students to support affordable housing work nationwide,” said Lysa Ratliff, senior director of Corporate and Cause Partnerships for Habitat for Humanity International. “Young people are key drivers of the BUiLD movement, because they mobilize their peers to join the fight to end poverty housing through ways beyond traditional volunteerism — such as spreading the word on social media.”

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit, or follow on or at

For more information on Barnes & Noble College’s efforts to support Habitat for Humanity, visit

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