AKRON, OH AUGUST 17, 2017 – Rochelle Sibbio, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County in Akron, Ohio, has honored Circle K Stores as a sponsor of the 200th home build for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

The lot at 1258 North Jacoby Road in Copley will be the site of the highly anticipated 200th home Habitat for Humanity has built in Summit County over its 31-year history.  Together with dedicated volunteers and future homeowners, Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for those in need of safe, decent, affordable housing.

Over the past 10 years, the employees at Circle K Stores in Summit County have dedicated hundreds of hours of community service on home build sites, swinging hammers and raising walls together to help build a better future for those in the homeownership program. 

“What a great way to honor Circle K Stores and their support of our mission and vision for the Summit County Community,” said Jim Sukys, Vice President and COO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.

In addition to volunteer support, Circle K Stores donate a sizeable portion of the proceeds from their annual “Circle K Charity Open”—an annual golf outing—to Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.  The proceeds from this event alone are enough to fund the construction and purchase of necessary building materials for a Habitat home build.  The donation from this year’s Charity Open will fund the 200th home build in Copley. 

Jack Wiolland, Category Manager at Circle K Great Lakes, is enthusiastic about the partnership and is glad to see the local Circle K making strong ties to the community.  He had the following to say about the upcoming build and partnership:

Circle K Stores are honored and extremely proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity as this year the 200thhome is being built in our community.  Over the past 10 years supporting Habitat for Humanity, we have seen how families’ lives have been impacted in a very special way.  As a company being able to help make dreams become reality and establish a family foundation that this organization has the vision to create is why we are involved.  In supporting Habitat for Humanity and making this milestone 200th home a reality we are looking forward to making a difference in a family’s life and to help ensure their path ahead is easier.

Since becoming a charity partner in 2008, Circle K Stores have donated $514,000, making them one of the top 5 financial supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.

“The support provided annually by Circle K Stores and its employees since our partnership with them in 2008 has lifted families into homeownership opportunities in Summit County, and we are very grateful for their support,” said Rochelle Sibbio, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.

The opportunity Circle K Stores have given Tanya Rumpf and Schuyler Martin (future homeowners) through the funding of the home to build a brighter future for themselves and their family is one that is priceless, according to Rumpf.

“It is an amazing opportunity to be part of Habitat for Humanity.  It is a privilege to be the 200th house built for this great organization.  We look forward to partnering with Circle K Stores to help build our home and make our dreams come true.  Our family is so grateful to be a part of this!”

The ground breaking ceremony for this milestone build will be on August 22, 2017 at 9:00 am.  During the ceremony, Circle K Store executives, the Rumpf/Martin family, and the Habitat CEO will use gold shovels to turn over the dirt of the lot signifying the start of hard work that leads to new beginnings.

You can follow along with the progression of the 200th Habitat home build online at www.HFHSummitCounty.org/builds

About Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, works in partnership with people in need to improve the condition in which they live. Habitat challenges people of compassion to provide the initial capital – through gifts and no-interest loans – to build simple, decent homes with the inadequately sheltered. For information about Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, call 330-745-7734 or visit www.HFHSummitCounty.org.

About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, Couche-Tard is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores (corporate stores). In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), and in Ireland and also with an important presence in Poland.


Rochelle Sibbio

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County