PHCC Educational Foundation Contest Materials Find New Homes through Habitat for Humanity

November 3, 2022
By John Zink, Vice President of Development and Communications



John Zink

PHCC Educational Foundation Contest Materials
Find New Homes Through Habitat for Humanity

FALLS CHURCH, VA. (Nov. 3, 2022) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s annual Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests ran October 5th and 6th at CONNECT 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. These contests would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers and generous support of our sponsors. To continue in the spirit of giving, at the conclusion of the contests the PHCC Educational Foundation donates much of the materials used in the competitions to local charities. This year, the Foundation was able to provide those materials to the Charlotte Region Habitat for Humanity organization.

Habitat for Humanity converts material donations into funding for their mission through their ReStores – a chain of home improvement thrift stores that sell donated new and gently used merchandise at a significant discount to the general public. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity as it builds homes, communities and hope for families in need of affordable homeownership.

“When the apprentice contests end, we disassemble and ship back all the items that can be reused the following year,” said Dale Powell, Foundation Apprentice Contest Project Manager. “But bulky and fragile materials like sinks and toilets just can’t make that trip. Fortunately, our sponsors like Kohler provide local material donations each year wherever the contest is being held. Donating those materials to Habitat for Humanity at the end of the competition ensures that they are put to good use in the local community.”

The Foundations Plumbing and HVAC contests provide a platform for today’s industry professionals to showcase their skills and promote serving the community through the generosity of outstanding volunteers and donors.


Elisabeth Sutton, Kohler Company with the Habitat for Humanity Donation

This year, the PHCC Educational Foundation partnered with Habitat for Humanity to donate the Kohler sinks and toilets used in the national apprentice contests. The sale of these materials at Habitat’s ReStores will provide affordable materials for local homeowners and the proceeds will fuel the organization’s work to assist low-income households. Elisabeth Sutton, Director of Marketing at Kohler was on hand for the donation pick-up at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina this October.

About PHCC Educational Foundation
The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. For more information, contact a member of the Foundation staff at 800-533-7694 or visit

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