Help Build a House

Why a Build Day?

  • Give your employees a unique team-building experience
  • Provide a fun, interactive way to give back to the community
  • Enhance your organization’s brand
  • Take the opportunity to build relationships across your organization
  • Cultivate an energetic and unified workforce
  • Put your organization’s values into action

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful. Team building activities can be a powerful way for colleagues to get to know one another better, build trust, develop strengths, and work on weaknesses. Why not try something new when it comes to your next team building event, all while making a valuable contribution to our community?

Come build with us - no construction experience required! Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie’s Build Day provides organizations, service clubs, churches and even groups of friends with a unique way to give back to their community and learn a new skill. A combination of build hours and financial contributions doubles your group’s impact.

Whether your staff or group have never swung a hammer or are already skilled in the construction field, they can all be part of our Build Day program.

As a Build Day team member you help to pay for the building materials and the land which greatly helps with the construction costs and directly benefits a Habitat Homeowners - while taking part in a rewarding and powerful team-building experience!

Funds can be raised in many different ways. Some organizations choose to make a contribution on behalf of its participating individuals or match the amount the individual raises; others encourage employees to seek pledges or organize fundraising events.

You can form your own team in your workplace or with friends and family - teams consist of 6 people.

 *Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Habitat Build Days are a sponsorship program, to participate on a build day registered teams are required to help fund the build through fundraising, these funds help us to purchase the materials, services and land to build Habitat homes.

NOTE: Donations/sponsorships must be submitted ONE WEEK before your confirmed build date. NO DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE BUILD SITE. Participants must submit their required donation amount in order to participate on their build day.

 

How to Fundraise

We have created some tips to maximize your fundraising efforts, click here to see how you can get started!

Download a pledge form to collect pledges in person.

ore effective, more productive, and more successful. Team building activities can be a powerful way for colleagues to get to know one another better, build trust, develop strengths, and work on weaknesses. Why not try something new when it comes to your next team building event, all while making a valuable contribution to our community?

TEAMS UP TO 10
$1,500

  • Engagement opportunity for up to 10 people
  • Commemorative Habitat shirts
  • Complimentary coffee & snacks
  • Recognition on social media & website
  • Digital team photo
  • Tax receipt
  • Recognition at Builder’s Bash
  • Complimentary Lunch

Please contact Pauline Pennett at pauline@habitatsault.ca groups of more than 10.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with HFHSSMA, please complete a Volunteer Application.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with HFHSSMA, please complete a Volunteer Application and bring it  into the ReStore

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need construction experience?

No! All skill levels are welcome. We will teach you the skills you need to know to complete the daily tasks. Health and safety orientation will be provided prior to your build day.

What should I wear?

For safety reasons, please wear pants and steeltoed work boots/shoes with the CSA certified green triangle. Habitat for Humanity has a limited supply of extra safety boots for those who do not have their own. All other safety equipment such as glasses, hardhats and gloves will be provided. Be sure to dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty!

Do we need to bring our own tools and safety equipment?

All necessary tools and personal protective equipment will be supplied.

Do we bring our lunch and snacks?

Hot and cold beverages, water and snacks will be provided. For all Build Day Participants, lunch will also be provided. We encourage all participants to bring a refillable water bottle and/or thermos for beverages. There are coolers onsite which may be used to keep your lunch cold.

Is there an age restriction for build volunteers?

Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years.