A new national partnership between Corner Bakery Café and Habitat for Humanity will help to build and improve affordable places that families can call home.

On Tuesday, August 20, the bakery-café chain announced that it is launching a nationwide fundraiser from August 20-October 13 to help Habitat for Humanity create more homeownership opportunities and improve communities across the country. The goal is to raise $100,000 for Habitat annually.

In order to achieve that, Corner Bakery is asking guests to donate $1 or more (with all funds going to Habitat) any time they visit one of its locations. Each customer who donates will receive a Habitat insignia that they can sign and post at the restaurant, and those who donate $5 or more will receive over $25 in offers for future Corner Bakery visits.

“We are extremely proud and excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity,” says Donna Josephson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Corner Bakery. “As a premier national restaurant partner of Habitat for Humanity, we are honored to support Habitat homeowners in building a better life for themselves and their families. Through shelter, we will help Habitat empower the communities it serves.”

Additionally, Corner Bakery will host a Win It Forward Sweepstakes from August 20 through November 4. One grand prize winner will be awarded $2,500, with Corner Bakery contributing an additional $2,500 to a local Habitat organization in the winner's name. The winner will be randomly selected from Corner Bakery's eClub members.

“We are thrilled to have Corner Bakery join us as a Habitat for Humanity cause marketing partner,” says Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Chief Development Officer of Habitat for Humanity International. “By inviting their customers to participate in supporting Habitat, they are providing Habitat the opportunity to connect with individuals that we might not have otherwise reached. This support is critical as we work to address the need for affordable housing in communities across the U.S. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment to Habitat and to the families in need of a decent place to call home.”