New Habitat home makes the holidays extra special


Local family gets big present from the community and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.

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Kim Hoskins
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Schindler Elevator Corporation

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TOLEDO, OH (November 27, 2018) – This year a local Toledo family will receive an early Christmas gift, the keys to their first home. It is all thanks to the community and one local non-profit. Schindler was one of several community organizations who worked alongside Heather and Franklin to transform their home in the last five months.

The Peters family
The Peters family

On Tuesday, November 27 at 5:00 PM, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity alongside Schindler Elevator dedicated the Peters' new home.

“This house is the best present ever,” says Heather Peters, Toledo resident.

On Tuesday, November 27 at 5:00 PM, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity alongside Schindler dedicated the Peters' new home.

Heather and Franklin Peters were accepted into Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership program in 2017. Over the course of the last year, the couple has completed 500 sweat equity hours, one of several requirements needed to purchase their home through the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Habitat builds new homes and rehabs existing homes which are then sold to Lucas County families that qualify with a 0% interest loan.

“Schindler believes what is good for the community, is good for our people and therefore good for Schindler. If we as a company embody this spirit, it is our hope that our employees will embrace this spirit and we can contribute to positive change in our community,” said Ken Meyer, Director CRM.

Schindler’s U.S. Headquarters located in Morristown, New Jersey sponsored a new home build with Habitat in Morristown in 2017. The positive experience communicated and sparked an interest with associates at the local Schindler Holland offices. This local interest, together with Schindler’s interest to expand its corporate social responsibility, opened the door to meet with Maumee Valley Habitat to discuss opportunities for Schindler to serve.

About Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity has served over 700 individuals, including 471 children, since its inception in 1988. In 2018, the non-profit will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To learn more, visit

For more information please contact:

Anastasia Ellis, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

About Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 60,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.