What is it?
The Habitat Build Day program lets your group sponsor a day on site and participate on a build or renovation project. Whether your team members are skilled tradespeople or beginners that have never swung a hammer, your group can be part of the Habitat Build Day experience.
Build Homes – Build Hope – Build Team Spirit
Spending a day on a Habitat for Humanity NS build is a great way for your corporate group, sports team, faith community, school or organization to help fight poverty and homeless, and make the dream of home ownership a reality for families in need. It is also a chance for your group to work together in a new environment – an excellent opportunity to build team and leadership skills. By participating in a team build, you can make a difference in the lives of families in need of a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.
A few ways your team can benefit from the Habitat Build Day experience…
- Help families in your community
- Improve group cohesion
- Enhance team skills like collaboration, communication, creative thinking, accountability, and goal setting
- Increase your community profile
- Engage partners and employees
- Challenge team members in new ways
- Provide team members with an unforgettable experience
- Make a positive difference!
“I had such a great experience with Habitat for Humanity. It was a very fun day and a great way to get out and support the families in our community. Not only did we team up with an incredible organization, we also got to represent our company – who shows great pride in giving back to the people who help our business grow.”
Victoria Wilson, RBC Habitat Build Day crew 2015
Habitat builds homes with volunteer labour and often donated or cost-reduced material but additional fundraising is required. We are a not-for-profit organization that receives no government funds for home construction costs. Habitat Build Day teams help us fulfill our mission. The Habitat Build Day program invites your team to raise funds to support a Habitat Nova Scotia build.
Money raised through Habitat Build Day contributes to land purchase and building materials or supplies that are not donated. The suggested group donation is $2,500. Not-for-profit and faith rates are available. Numbers of volunteers and date availability vary by site and project.
To learn more about the Habitat Build Day program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org