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Habitat for Humanity warns donors of another organization using its logo

These donation boxes using a Habitat for Humanity logo aren't affiliated with the charity. (Photo source: Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast) These donation boxes using a Habitat for Humanity logo aren't affiliated with the charity. (Photo source: Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast)
The property owners where the boxes are located said they haven't given permission for their placement, and want them removed. (Photo source: Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast) The property owners where the boxes are located said they haven't given permission for their placement, and want them removed. (Photo source: Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Several clothing donation boxes set up across the Gulf Coast bear the Habitat for Humanity logo. But Habitat officials say those donation boxes have nothing to do with their organization.

Habitat for Humanity officials say they learned of the boxes thanks to a supporter who snapped a photo of the questionable box. Habitat officials have been investigating the origin of the boxes ever since.

Based on a phone number painted on the side, officials learned the boxes belong to a private company.

Habitat for Humanity staff member Adele Lyons called the number and said the woman who answered said, "The donations would be given to people in need, but I don't have any way to verify her statement. Several of the boxes are filled with bags of donations from people who think they are helping Habitat. We have no way of knowing if the donations will be used to help those in need or for a personal use."

The property owners where the boxes are located said they haven't given permission for their placement, and want them removed.

Those locations include:

  1. Highway 49 in front of Hobby Lobby, 11240A Hwy 49 North, Gulfport, MS 39503
  2. Crossroads Mall behind Longhorn's, 15270 Crossroads Pkwy, Gulfport, MS 39503
  3. D'Iberville to the west of Subway, 10598 D'Iberville Blvd. D'Iberville, MS 39540
  4. Long Beach near Domino's Pizza & adjacent to north property line, 19099 Pineville Rd, Long Beach, MS 39560
  5. D'Iberville Winn Dixie, 10511 D'Iberville Blvd, D'Iberville, MS 39540
  6. D'Iberville in front of Family Dollar, 10177 Central Avenue, D'Iberville, MS 39540
  7. Sangani Blvd near Tailwaggers, 3516 Sangani Blvd, D'Iberville, MS 39540
  8. Cedar Popp's Shopping Center near Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532
  9. Walmart Gulfport in back of parking lot, 9350 Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503
  10. Long Beach in empty parking lot on Jeff Davis Avenue near Waffle House, 106 Beach Blvd E, Long Beach, MS 39560
  11. Gulfport Premium Outlets, 10000 Factory Shops Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39503
  12. Target D'Iberville, in front near Kohl's, 3867 Promenade Pkwy, D'Iberville, MS 39540

Similar boxes have reportedly been spotted in Slidell. The Habitat affiliate there has already been notified.

Habitat for Humanity International has been notified due to the logo and copyright infringement and information has been turned over to the Secretary of State's office.

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