Church’s Chicken Joins Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to Build Third House



Church's Chicken Joins Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to Build Third House

Forty Church’s employees, vendors, and friends joined to spend the day working on a home for a local family.

Brand gives back to its Atlanta community for the third consecutive year in a row

Church's Chicken Joins Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to Build Third HouseFor the third year in a row, Church’s Chicken has partnered with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to empower families and transform neighborhoods through homeownership. Forty corporate employees, brand vendors, and friends recently spent the day working on the “Home Cooking & Southern Hospitality House” (a theme-house concept of Atlanta Habitat).

Atlanta Habitat’s theme-house concept was first created in 2012. This year, Church’s sponsored the build for the Cooper family, who will be the homeowners of one of the 50 homes that Atlanta Habitat will build this year.

“We believe in the work Habitat does in communities all around the world and are very humbled and honored to be a part of it,” said Steve Patel, Church’s Corporate Build Chair and Director of Information Technology.  “Church’s strives to support great causes in the communities we serve and partnering with Atlanta Habitat was a perfect fit. Helping the Cooper family was a real pleasure for us.  We wish them nothing but joy and happiness in their new home.”

Church’s has been a proud sponsor of the “Home Cooking & Southern Hospitality House” for several years. This partnership accompanies the brand’s commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves and also gives corporate employees the opportunity to get involved in the communities in which they live.

“Church’s Chicken helps to fuel our mission to help working families realize the dream of homeownership,” said Lisa Y. Gordon, President & CEO of Atlanta Habitat. “We remain honored to have their support in providing access to quality affordable housing and opportunities for our families to thrive in safe, vibrant neighborhoods.”

Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside the Americas) has more than 1,600 locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,400 houses—impacting the lives of more than 5,500 family members and 168 neighborhoods—since 1983. In addition to constructing affordable, green, quality homes, the nonprofit homebuilder also rehabs existing structures and performs critical repairs for qualifying homeowners. Houses are sold to first-time homebuyers with zero-interest mortgages in Atlanta and South Fulton County. Visit www.atlantahabitat.org.