A Sponsor is a person or organization who donates $30,000 to build a Habitat house. Sponsorships can be shared among a number of organizations if desired. Contact us at our main office (336) 222-8191 if you are interested in sponsoring a Habitat house.
Overview of the Sponsorship Process
1. Make the Decision.
- Will the members or our group support the project with their time, talents and money?
- Do we have the approval and support of our leadership?
- Are there people within our group who have the skills and the time available to lead our project?
- Can we raise the sponsorship fee?
2. Organize a Project Team.
The Project Team’s responsibility is to guide your project through to completion. Habitat recommends that your Project Team, chaired by the Project Leader, consists of the following: Publicity Coordinator, Fund Raising Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Amenities Coordinator, as well as the Family Partner and your House Leader.
3. Raise the Funds.
Once your group is committed, you will need to determine how you will raise the funds. Sources of funding often include such things as special events, individual campaigns, and in kind donations of services and materials. The current complete house sponsorship cost is $30,000.
4. Plan the Project.
- Meet with the Habitat staff to set start date and construction schedule.
- Recruit and organize volunteers.
- Plan for snacks & lunches.
- Prepare publicity if desired.
- Sign up volunteers for specific tasks.
5. Meet the Family.
Approximately four-to-six weeks before the start date of your house, an approved Habitat family will be paired with your group. This family will have already completed the first portion of sweat equity requirement ( 100 hours), and chosen a lot and a house plan. Your Family Partner should meet and get to know the family. A pre-construction kick-off event is a good time to introduce the family to the group and build excitement for the project.
6. Build the House.
Habitat’s construction staff is responsible for preparing your building site, laying the foundation, and arranging for all building materials, sub-contractors and building inspections.
Your group of volunteers is responsible for constructing the floor system, framing, roofing, hanging drywall and vinyl siding, trimming out the house (doors, baseboards, cabinets, etc.), installing hardware, painting and landscaping. Habitat’s construction staff will provide guidance and direction for your building team.
After you are finished, final inspections are completed, carpet and appliances are installed and the family can move in. Our goal is to have homeowners move in with-in 30 days of the final volunteer construction day.
7. Dedicate the House.
The dedication ceremony is a celebratory service that provides a chance for recognition of your group, an opportunity to share, and sense of completion for all. The program usually includes a house blessing, an opportunity to thank all those who helped on the project, a Bible presentation to the family, and recognition of your group.
To discuss house sponsorship, contact the Habitat office by calling (336)222-8191 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.