Become a Community Builder
We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new program this fall called Community Builders. We will be connecting with local churches and businesses to establish partnerships to build a stronger Habitat for Humanity. Churches will be called Faithbuilder Congregations and businesses with be Builder Businesses.
There are three elements to being a Community Builder:
1. Establish 1-3 people at your church or business who are the “builders” – these people will be our main points of contact.
2. Schedule a volunteer opportunity for your church or business – host a work day, bring a meal to a build site or come up with another way to get involved.
3. Commit to an annual financial contribution to Rice County Habitat – we’ll tailor this step to your budget.
If your church or business is interested in more information about Community Builders, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Megan Proft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507.323.5167. Otherwise, you may be hearing from us!
Looking for ideas on how to support Rice County Habitat? Check out our Toolbox for Businesses.
Who Are Our Builder Businesses?
Here are some of our Builder Businesses. We thank them for their support! Please give them your business. Want to see your logo here? Become a Builder Business (details above).
Business Highlight – Marty Chiropractic
Since 2008 Marty Chiropractic in Burnsville has held an annual fundraiser to benefit Rice County Habitat. They set aside one day and ask all their patients to give a donation instead of making a payment. Since 2008 this fundraiser has contributed over $9,000 to help build simple, decent and affordable homes. Thanks Marty Chiropractic!
Tell your employees about Habitat!
You may have employees who may qualify for our program. We’re asking you to help us in getting information to your employees. You don’t have to ask any questions, you don’t have to know the specifics of our program, you don’t have to worry about giving out right or wrong information – all we’re asking is that you do any or all of the following:
- Include the information sheet in the paystub envelope to your employees, or any other communication mechanism you have with them.
- Would a brochure stand work better? Do you want one of these?
- If appropriate, provide a time for Dayna, the Executive Director, to come and talk with interested employees about Habitat. This could be:
- A “lunch and learn” – where during a lunch period Dayna comes and share about Habitat
- During an all staff meeting Dayna could come
- Sometimes employers have HR folks who do know the housing situations of their employees. In that case, that HR person could set up a meeting with that employee and Dayna to discuss Habitat.
- Dayna can provide for you printed material, but you can also download any of our materials HERE and use for your own purposes.
Rice County Habitat works to partner with people to build safe, decent and affordable homes. We believe that stable housing leads to stable communities and families. We believe that stable housing leads to stable employees which benefit your business/organization.