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The Gift that Builds company giving guide

 

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“It’s the best test of creative problem-solving skills you will ever have.” 
Brenda Suits, senior vice president of Corporate Philanthropy, Bank of America

   

Companies of any size can partner with Habitat for Humanity.
Whether your company is large or small, there are several ways in which you can provide your employees with volunteer and donation opportunities.

The list below provides options for companies of any size.

Large corporations interested in forming a fully-integrated, long-term partnership with Habitat can get more information on how to become a Habitat for Humanity corporate partner.

Employee engagement and workplace giving programs need to serve different generations. 
Baby Boomers are retiring but many have a long term habit of donating money. Generation Xers want “real world” experience and generation Y wants to change the world today. 

Habitat for Humanity has giving and volunteering opportunities to serve all these needs:

  • Donating
    Your employees can take part in your workplace giving program by making regular donations to Habitat for Humanity. They can also designate their donations to specific Habitat programs like Women Build or Global Village trips.
  • Donation matching
    Many companies match their employees’ donations to Habitat for Humanity―directly supporting their passion for fighting poverty housing.
  • Volunteering
    Getting people out of their offices and into the community can be a life-changing reminder of the power of teamwork. At each Habitat build, employees learn skills they can apply anywhere. They become more confident in their abilities to embrace challenges, overcome obstacles and solve problems. Employees will leave the Habitat build site more motivated than ever to work for a company that believes in giving back.
  • Global Village international volunteer trips
    Habitat for Humanity has volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups in many of the 90 countries we work in. One of our partner companies sends their new hires on Global Village trips in order to create employees that are comfortable in a global economy.
  • Disaster Response support
    Habitat for Humanity International mobilizes staff and resources to respond to disasters all over the globe. We count on the generous support of our corporate partners to support our work during times of disaster.

The Gift that Builds team can help your company take advantage of any of the opportunities listed above. 
We will be more than happy to help you connect with the right Habitat partnership opportunity. We know you are passionate about helping families and we are here to help. Please contact us at 1-800-422-4828, ext. 6771 or email giveatwork@habitat.org.