Sustainability is important to improving our environment, communities and lives, and there are many ways we can all help to become more “green-focused.” One way to do this is for tile manufacturers to re-purpose excess or obsolete inventory. Rather than disposing of or letting it sit in warehouses, manufacturers should consider donating this inventory to Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH). Not only will it help the environment, it will also help strengthen local communities while demonstrating to employees and customers that you care about your local community and the benefits of affordable housing.

“Tile Partners For Humanity is an excellent vehicle to use to donate excess or slow-moving inventory, and they [TPFH] are committed to enriching the lives of Habitat owners nationwide. TPFH can assist in finding a viable local source for donating ceramic tile and installation materials,” says Bart Bettiga, National Tile Council of America’s (NTCA) executive director.

He added, “This is such a win-win in that it gets tile that may otherwise be discarded into the home of a thankful owner, and out of the dumpsters and landfills where it might otherwise be headed. I strongly support the mission of TPFH and encourage you to contact them to learn more.”

TPFH is a partnership between the tile industry and Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate substandard housing around the world. Industry partners provide tile and installation materials to Habitat affiliates interested in building with tile.

Since its inception in 2003, TPFH has donated more than $18M in tile and related material to numerous Habitat for Humanity home builds as well as other nonprofit organizations construction projects. For more information, contact Lynn Labuda by calling (770) 416-0200 or by email at