Every year for the past 25 years, Habitat Suffolk has invited companies, congregations, and organizations to send groups out to our construction sites to help build affordable homes for low-moderate income working families. In 2014, over 30 companies sent more than 600 of their employees and accepted the challenge through our Sponsor for a Day program -- raising almost $100,000 and helping to fulfill our mission of creating a place to call home.
Sponsor For A Day
Habitat Suffolk is able to build 10-12 houses a year with the partnership and support of many companies, congregations, and organizations through our Sponsor For A Day program.
How it all works:
The Sponsorship program is based on a simple concept. Teams come together, raise/donate funds and sponsor their own build-day with Habitat! This has proven to be a wonderful team-building experience for participating businesses. It is also worth noting that 100% of the funds raised through this challenge go toward the building supplies for our Habitat Suffolk houses. A $2,500 donation secures 1 full team build day with 15 employees/friends! If you have a larger group, you can break the day up into two shifts of 15 volunteers each.
How do I sign up?!
The first step would be to figure out a date that would work for you to come out as a group. If you have two or three build date options, email email@example.com, and Steph and Habitat Suffolk will see what is available (we build Monday-Saturday all year round)! Currently, we are building in Wyandanch, Bellport, Orient Point and Mastic Beach. We typically don't place your group at a specific location until about 2-3 weeks prior to the build date. This is due to an ever-fluctuating construction schedule. The next step would be for us to send over the sponsorship agreement form. Once that is signed and completed, we will secure your build date on the calendar and send you all of the build day details!
But wait, there's more!
We want to say thank you! If you sign up for the Sponsor For A Day program, we would like to offer you an additional build day at no extra donation amount! You can schedule this additional build day between now and the end of December, during the week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2014-2015 Sponsors For A Day
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Brown Harris Stevens
Christ Episcopal Church-Babylon
First Presbyterian Church-Southold
Forerunner Technologies, Inc.
Fortuna Investors, LLC
H2M Architects + Engineers
Henry Schein Inc.
Holy Cross Lutheran-Lake Ronkonkoma
||Janney Montgomery Scott
JP Morgan Chase
McDonough & Conroy Architects
Mt. Sinai Congregational Church
People's United Community Fdtn.
Port Jefferson Rotary
Sartorius Group North America
Stony Brook Rotary
William Floyd Retirees
More than building homes, we build communities, hope, and the opportunity for families to help themselves. Your sponsorships have helped families build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support has helped us do more in all the many ways that Habitat Suffolk builds.