Marking 20 years of partnership, Habitat and Whirlpool launch “Home Cooking with Love.
Habitat for Humanity and Whirlpool Corporation today launched “Home Cooking with Love” with Chef Roshara Sanders, who grew up in a Habitat home, to inspire Habitat homeowners to cook delicious and healthy meals with flavor, spice and love without breaking the budget.
“For two decades, Whirlpool has donated more than $107 million and over 197,300 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes in the U.S. and Canada,” said Deb O’Connor, director of Corporate Reputation and Community Relations, Whirlpool Corporation. “This year we’re especially excited to mark our 20 years in partnership with Habitat by working with Chef Roshara Sanders, who has created two original recipes for Habitat homeowners to enjoy making with their Whirlpool appliances.”
A decorated Army veteran, Chef Roshara grew up in a Habitat home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and it was her mother, Sharon, who fed her growing appetite for cooking and preparing meals. Keeping affordability and simplicity in mind, Chef Roshara will present her two recipes at Habitat’s national conference Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 28, where local Habitat organizations will learn cooking tips and share her recipes with their homeowners.
“The kitchen is the center of the home. It’s a place of inspiration, love and nourishment for both body and soul,” said Roshara Sanders. “Habitat doesn’t just partner with homeowners to build their dream of a decent and affordable home, it provides a sense of security that goes far beyond brick and mortar. Along with partners like Whirlpool and Habitat, together we can change the destinies of so many. My story is proof of that.”
Chef Roshara’s recipes will be made available online for local Habitat organizations after the national conference. This year, Habitat and Whirlpool will continue finding ways to empower Habitat homeowners in the kitchen through “Home Cooking with Love,” as Chef Roshara shares her inspirational story and her gift for the art of good food with many.
“We are so thankful for Whirlpool’s $5.7 million donation of products and funding this year that will help thousands of Habitat homeowners enjoy a place they can call home and the joy of cooking family meals together,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. “Chef Roshara is an inspiration to Habitat homeowners, demonstrating the infinite possibilities families have when they own a decent and affordable home.”
Since its partnership with Habitat began, Whirlpool has also donated more than 42,000 products to Habitat for Humanity ReStores, engaged thousands of employee volunteers, sponsored nearly 180 homes, and donated products to more than 76,000 Habitat families in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.