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On September 21, 14 Infor employees spent the day painting kitchens and living rooms of units in the 836 Jefferson Ave. building in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
"Teamwork ruled from start to finish," said Laurie Forbes, executive assistant to CEO Charles Phillips and Infor's on-site coordinator for this build. "We had a blast."
Employees helped rehab a 1906 four-story, brick walk-up. It's in the final stages of being turned into eight two-bedroom, one-bath, green and affordable condominiums. This build is part of Habitat's 100 Homes in Brooklyn campaign to revitalize a once-iconic neighborhood and give families a chance at a better future in the city.
Infor volunteers' reactions:
Infor began a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International this year to help build affordable housing in the United States and abroad. Infor has committed up to $500,000 to fund house builds and offset operational costs for Habitat for Humanity. And Infor employees have opportunities to volunteer on builds and donate funds that Infor will match. Habitat is also a valued Infor customer.
Next Infor employee volunteer build day: October 12 in Chicago.