Phillips Energy Supports the House That Small Business Built
Phillips Energy will donate $1,500 of proceeds raised on Giving Tuesday to the House That Small Business Built, a Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg project.
“As a family-owned business, we recognize the value of having a home to call your own,” said Elizabeth McCormick, Executive Vice President of the fuel company started by her grandfather 75 years ago. “Giving back to this project is just another way of supporting the community that has been so good to us over the years.”
Consociate Media launched the fundraising for the House That Small Business Built to celebrate its 10th anniversary in business and seeded the project with the first $10,000 for the house. The marketing and communications firm was started from the dining room table of the home of Stephanie Heinatz, fueling the desire to help build more homes for more families.
Most small businesses cannot afford to donate the $100,000 needed to construct a Habitat for Humanity house that a qualified family will purchase once built.
But small businesses can connect together to fund a Habitat house by donating smaller increments.
Phillips Energy earmarked a portion of fuel sales from its Gloucester Point and New Kent locations on Nov. 30, 2021, Giving Tuesday, to the House That Small Business Built.
Plans call for the Habitat House That Small Business Built to be constructed in Charles City in 2022. Nearly $25,000 has been raised for the project.
Giving Tuesday is a national movement that encourages charities, families, businesses and individuals to follow the post-Thanksgiving shopping blitz with efforts to help local communities.
Phillips Energy has remained committed each year to the Giving Tuesday movement, McCormick said, because “it gives us an opportunity to take our collective giving spirit and spread it a little further by helping people and causes in our community who need it most.”
Over the years, Phillips Energy’s Giving Tuesday efforts have supported the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Laurel Shelter, the Gloucester Housing Partnership, Samaritan Group, the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic and the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg at habitatpgw.org.