For the second year in a row, Publix Super Market Charities has provided financial support for a new Haywood Habitat home being built in Waynesville. Located in Habitat’s newest neighborhood, Chestnut Park, the house will be completed this summer for a single mom and her three children. The homeowner, a dental assistant who supplements her income with bookkeeping for small businesses, is excited for the opportunity to provide a decent, stable home for her children. “As the supply of affordable housing becomes more and more elusive, the affordable homeownership program that Haywood Habitat provides is in greater demand. We are thankful for the support of Publix Charities that allows us to keep the costs of homeownership affordable for the Haywood County residents that we serve.”, said Jamye Sheppard, executive director.
In 1966 Publix Super Markets founder George W. Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, established a charitable foundation with the intention of caring for his community—and with a vision that the giving would continue long after he was gone. Today, Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates. And the legacy of giving continues.