Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people from all walks of life renovating and building houses for those in need. Founded in 1976, Habitat has built over 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Many corporate groups have taken part in the moving experience of assisting in the construction of a Habitat home. Unfortunately, not all groups have time during busy meeting agendas to devote toward this unmatched event. TeamBonding offers an activity that allows corporate groups to give back to Habitat for Humanity and its new home beneficiaries for groups that do not have a full day to donate to Habitat to build a home.
The task-oriented activity calls on teams to use financial management, time management and skills analysis to complete their tasks and earn the most money, while simultaneously designing and constructing home decor items for new Habitat homeowners that will soon move into homes they have worked hard to earn. These gifts will be the first housewarming gifts families will receive, and will go a long way toward making a beneficiary’s new house into a home.
NOTE: this activity can serve to benefit Habitat for Humanity homeowners wherever your meeting/event takes place, or you can choose a different area to donate the housewarming gifts where Habitat has affiliates. Please contact TeamBonding for further information on your donation options.
Approximately 2 hours
Ballroom, conference room or outdoors (weather permitting)
“Everyone had a really fun time creating the gifts. Allan did a terrific job and kept everyone on task and helped tremendously when we weren’t sure what to do. It was very nice to have had Amanda from Habitat for Humanity answer our questions, give up some insight as to the planning for new home/townhouses, the selection process for new occupants/home owners, and the encouragement to come out and help if we wanted to assist in other ways. We look forward to working with TeamBonding in the future.”D.J. – Emergent BioSolutions