Working alongside foundation members, supporters and volunteers, Samuel will join forces with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia to help build another home for a single mom.
"Every home we build for a single mom, as well as the creation of the foundation is a tribute to my mother, Christine," said Samuel.
"Our aim to provide homes for single mothers who faced similar challenges as the ones she had". "Habitat Philadelphia is thrilled Asante has chosen to partner with us." said Habitat Philadelphia Executive Director, Frank Monaghan.
"Asante is drawing from his own experience to help the lives of others," Monaghan added, "Asante not only sets an example for other athletes, but shows kids that despite overcoming obstacles it is important to remember where one comes from and give back."
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Supporters can help by texting MOMS to 50555 to donate easily from any mobile device to the Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation and it's efforts.
ABOUT BRING IT HOME SINGLE MOMS FOUNDATION
As one of America's most gifted professional athletes, Asante Samuel knows firsthand the importance of building from a solid foundation. Today, his focus is providing those that we depend on most-our mothers-the safety and security they deserve. "Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation" is a unique, altruistic new charity.
Inspired by the example of his own mother, Asante has forged the framework for foundational support of single mothers, who have no place else to turn. "Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation" stands out as the beacon of hope, in a saturated marketplace of aid organizations, that seems to have overlooked single moms in need. The organization's vision is to provide cost efficient homes for single mothers functioning on a low-income.
With a safe and secure place to call home, "Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation" intends to inspire pride, optimism, and stability for mother and child alike. www.bhsinglemoms.org
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PHILADELPHIA
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the largest non-profit homebuilder worldwide.
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia transforms lives and our City by building quality homes in partnership with families in need and by uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing.
Utilizing 2,500 volunteers annually, Habitat Philadelphia has completed 158 homes to date. Partner families are required to contribute 350 hours of "sweat equity" in building their houses and others in order to qualify for the no-interest mortgage provided by Habitat.
Habitat welcomes anyone willing to constructively swing a hammer and make homes a reality. Habitat believes we are all part of the solution to achieve affordable housing.
Samuel is the founder of the "Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation". The organization's vision is to provide low-income single mothers with the opportunity of affordable home ownership. The concept for the foundation was inspired with Samuels' own experiences growing up the son of a single mom and seeing the sacrifices these mothers make to provide for their children.
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