Helping Habitat for Humanity Build in Our Hometown

Our employees spent 18 days and more than 1,500 hours volunteering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to help build a new home in Bayport, Minnesota.

habitat for humanity at worksite

A stable home provides a foundation for families to thrive. Through Andersen’s nearly three decades of work with Habitat for Humanity, we have seen firsthand how affordable homeownership transforms lives and communities.

In the summer of 2022, team members from Andersen and Renewal by Andersen spent 18 days volunteering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to help build a new home in Bayport, Minnesota. These volunteers contributed more than 1,500 volunteer hours and many got the opportunity to install our very own windows in the home. Through Andersen’s longstanding relationship with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, the company provides donated product or discount for every home they build or renovate.

“Andersen has a long history of supporting the communities that we work and live in, it really stems from our belief that everyone should benefit from their association with Andersen, whether it's a customer, employee, partner, supplier, and certainly the communities that we work and live in,” said Brandon Berg, senior vice president, Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I). He also serves on the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity board. “That's really one of the core beliefs of our company. And it comes through in houses like this.”

A Focus on Affordable Housing

Corporate citizenship is one of Andersen’s core values and has been part of the company’s history since its founding nearly 120 years ago. Andersen has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that provide critical housing support in the communities in which employees live and work.

For more than 25 years, Andersen has focused philanthropy and volunteerism on affordable housing and housing equity through its support of Habitat for Humanity. Through this collaboration, Andersen helps families build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.

In June 2023, the Andersen Corporate Foundation announced its commitment of $1 million over the next four years to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Build Forward Together campaign, which supports Habitat’s work to break down barriers to homeownership. The Twin Cities has one of the largest racial homeownership gaps in the nation and only grows wider each year. This gap has created a rift in overall wealth for Black households and has exacerbated disparities in health, education and employment.

In 2021, Andersen and the Andersen Corporate Foundation donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity International. Since 1995, the company has donated more than $7 million to Habitat affiliates through philanthropy, window and door donations and employee volunteerism.

Posted: December 13, 2023