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Come build with us - no construction experience required! Habitat Niagara’s Build Day provides organizations, service clubs, churches and even groups of friends with a unique way to give back to their community and learn a new skill. A combination of build hours and financial contributions doubles your group’s impact.

Whether your staff or group have never swung a hammer or are already skilled in the construction field, they can all be part of our Build Day program.

As a Build Day team member you help to pay for the building materials and the land which greatly helps with the construction costs and directly benefits a Habitat partner family - while taking part in a rewarding and powerful team-building experience! Funds can be raised in many different ways. Some organizations choose to make a contribution on behalf of its participating individuals or match the amount the individual raises; others encourage employees to seek pledges or organize fundraising events.

You can form your own team in your workplace or with friends and family - teams consist of 6 people. *Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

Habitat Build Days are a sponsorship program, to participate on a build day registered teams are required to help fund the build through fundraising, these funds help us to purchase the materials, services and land to build Habitat homes.

NOTE: Donations/sponsorships must be submitted ONE WEEK before your confirmed build date. NO DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE BUILD SITE. Participants must submit their required donation amount in order to participate on their build day.

One Build Day package includes:

Businesses/Teams:

  • Exclusive build day for 6 people
  • Skilled Crew Lead to lead your team
  • Habitat for Humanity Niagara commemorative build t-shirt
  • Lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day
  • Invitation to the Home Dedication Ceremony
  • Recognition of your team on electronic build updates
  • Commemorative team photo certificate of appreciation & thank you letter on behalf of Habitat Niagara
  • Recognition of your business on Habitat Niagara’s social media pages
  • Recognition of your business on Habitat Niagara’s build schedule with link to your website
  • Appreciation plaque for donations over $5,000

Individuals:

  • Skilled Crew Lead to lead your team
  • Habitat for Humanity Niagara commemorative build t-shirt
  • Lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day
  • Invitation to the Home Dedication Ceremony
woman marking something to be cut in construction gear
volunteer group

Register your team

  1. View the build schedule and available dates.
  2. Once you have viewed the build schedule and chosen an available build date, please email Dawn Marie Cavasin or call 905-685-7395 x204 to register your team. NOTE: first and last names and email addresses are required for each participant.
  3. When your spot is confirmed you will receive an email confirming your date and additional details.
  4. Begin fundraising!

How to Fundraise

We have created some tips to maximize your fundraising efforts, click here to see how you can get started!

We have two easy ways to help you collect donations:

  1. Set-up an online personal fundraising page or your team's fundraising page. (Be sure to remember which build location you are participating in to set-up the correct fundraising page)
                     
  2. Download a pledge form to collect pledges in person.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out what you need to know about a Habitat Build Day.