You and the team you are joining are committing to:
1. Raising $1,000 collectively as a team
2. Spreading the word and asking friends, family, coworkers and your company to sponsor you and your team so you can meet your $1,000 minimum goal
3. Coming out and helping build a house (other options available if you do not want to volunteer on the construction site)
FAQ's and other NEED-TO-KNOW details:
WHO IS THE FUTURE HOMEOWNER?
The 2017 CommUNITY Build new home will be for Latasha, her 14-year-old daughter and her son’s two-year-old daughter. Latasha currently lives in Concord and is looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start from her current situation. Her rental home is in disrepair with no central heating or air, broken windows and doors, mold and several other issues. Latasha’s current location is also a constant reminder of her mother’s death in September 2016. Her mother lived just a few blocks away and was murdered in her home. A change of location will help with Latasha’s continued healing. This new home will also be located closer to Latasha’s job and will be a great place for her daughter to begin early college.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
On your work day, your team will have the opportunity to learn new skills and work alongside of public servants, community volunteers and the partner families who are currently in our program. The goal is for each element of this build - fundraising, volunteer groups, construction, meals, and the home dedication - to be organized by the local community. If you are part of a team but don't want to volunteer on the construction site there are plenty of other opportunities such as providing meals, selling T-shirts, administrative assistance and financial contributions.
WHERE WILL THE HOME BE BUILT?
The CommUNITY Build home will be constructed in the Carver community located off of Cannon Boulevard, close to the North Carolina Research Campus & downtown Kannapolis.
WHEN WILL THE HOUSE BE BUILT?
The build is scheduled to start in late July and will be completed in September (weather dependent).
WHO CAN JOIN MY TEAM?
The intent of CommUNITY Build is to bring together first responders, healthcare professionals, educators, and elected officials with community volunteers. We encourage you to enlist colleagues in your field to join your team.
WHAT IS THE “BUY A SHIRT, BUILD A HOME” CAMPAIGN?
The purpose of the “Buy a Shirt, Build a Home” campaign is three-fold: to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing solutions in our community, to raise funds for the CommUNITY Build home and to acknowledge the collaborative nature of the people and organizations in Cabarrus County. The campaign begins in mid to late July and will end in September. During this time period, teams are encouraged to collect orders for “Buy a Shirt, Build a Home” t-shirts. T-shirts will be given in exchange for a minimum $10 donation that will go toward the cost of the CommUNITY Build home. Shirts will be available for pick up or delivery September 5 – September 8. On Friday, September 8, 2017 everyone who purchases a shirt will be encouraged to post photos on social media wearing the shirts at work or in the community as a sign of support for our community and our neighbors in need.
If you cannot be a part of the build but would like to support the campaign, you can sign up to be a Campaign Captain. Campaign Captains are asked to sell 25 or more t-shirts. We are seeking Campaign Captains from area churches, schools, hospitals and other businesses. If you would like to be a Campaign Captain for t-shirt sales in your organization, please contact Shanell Smaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW MANY TEAMS ARE AVAILABLE?
We are accepting team registrations for 8 Saturday work days and 4 weekday work days over the course of the build. Dates are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Please keep in mind there are a limited number of work days available so plan early!
HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY FOR OUR TEAM?
Once you register your team name will be added to the list on THIS PAGE. Share this link with friends and family to raise support. Make sure you share your team name so the funds will be directed to you team. Share the link on Facebook, Twitter, send an email to your friends, let your church and workplace know you are raising money to support the 2017 Habitat Cabarrus CommUNITY Build.
GET CREATIVE, RAISE THE MOST, AND WIN!
The goal per team is $1,000 but the overall goal to fund the home is $80,000! That's a lot of money to raise so get creative and exceed your team goal (we know you can do it!). Have a hot dog or bake sale at work, get your kids involved with a lemonade stand, have a game night or summer solstice party, sell CommUNITY Build t-shirts...the sky is the limit!
At the end of the build the team who raised the most money and the top three individuals who raised the most money (from any team, not necessarily the winning team) will be rewarded for their fundraising success.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER TO BUILD?
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old. Minors who are 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult and are limited to certain volunteer activities.
I WANT TO HELP BUT DON'T WANT TO BUILD. WHAT CAN I DO?
You can donate and support the home build by clicking HERE. You can provide lunch on a workday for a team. And you can spread the word about Habitat Cabarrus and the 2017 CommUNITYBuild - you never know who may want to support the build financially or join a team and build!
Contact Alida Zimmerman, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com for more ways to volunteer.
HOW DO I BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR?
Click HERE for all the details on corporate sponsorships.
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