Group Build Opportunities
Partnering with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity on a group build is an amazing way for your company, church, community organization, or group of friends to bond in a unique and rewarding way.
Whether you are interested in sponsoring an entire home, bringing your corporate or sports team out for a team-building experience, or looking for a fun way to celebrate your next birthday, we have a program to meet your needs.
Group commitments range from a single day to completing an entire home. Some group volunteer opportunities require financial sponsorship while others do not.
We welcome all types of groups – corporate, faith based, non-profit, education, civic and community groups.
Explore Group Opportunities
A Habitat construction site is a natural team-building environment for both large and small organizations. Team Habitat is a program that pairs team-building with a contribution to the community.
Combining a tax-deductible donation with volunteer service, Team Habitat helps us raise crucial funds to continue our mission of building safe and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families in need of decent housing.
Employers find Team Habitat a great way to foster employee engagement while participating in charitable giving – from large organizations like MultiCare Health System and Bank of America, to midsize businesses like Coldwell Banker Danforth and Charles Schwab.
See the Team Habitat photo album at the bottom of this page.
The Theology of the Hammer, developed by Habitat founder Millard Fuller, is the understanding that our Christian faith mandates we do more than just talk about faith; we must put faith and love into action. At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we call that action Building on Faith, and celebrate the partnership between the faith community and Habitat.
Building on Faith House
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity designates one home each year as the Building on Faith house. Groups from all faith backgrounds build side by side across 3-4 months, working to complete the home.
Wall of Hope
The first wall raised in every Building on Faith home is the Wall of Hope. The Wall of Hope is long-standing Habitat for Humanity tradition that involves writing well wishes and blessings on the 2×6 studs that frame a home. Churches and organizations that contribute an annual gift $750 or more will receive a 2×6 wall of hope stud for members to write messages and/or prayers.
We invite churches of all denominations to join us in practicing the Theology of the Hammer – by volunteering, pledging support, and/or participating in Wall of Hope.
2018 | Thrivent Builds
We are excited to partner with Thrivent for the 2018 Building on Faith home, which kicked off with a ground blessing and site clearing on Friday, March 16 in Tillicum. The home is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. Meet the 2018 Thrivent Builds/Building on Faith homeowners.
Click here for an up-to-date list of Thrivent / Building on Faith activities and sign up to join us!
Read about past Building on Faith seasons on our blog:
Celebrate by Giving Back
Looking for a unique way to celebrate your next birthday?
A Birthday Build is a fantastic way to have fun and celebrate you while enjoying the fulfillment that comes from helping others. Rally your friends and family and spend your special day building with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.
Birthday Builds are $500 for up to 20 people and $250 for up to 10. Instead of gifts you don’t need, ask your friends to make a tax-deductible donation toward your build instead.
Habitat will provide a special webpage just for your Birthday Build, making it easy for you to send a URL to your invitation list. When friends visit your page, they can RSVP for the build and/or choose to make a gift in your honor.
Of course, there will also be birthday cake and, instead of goodie bag, your guests will walk away with a sweet Habitat t-shirt.
Availability is limited. All participants must be at least 16 years old.
To schedule your day of camaraderie, cake and community service call 253-627-5626 x 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collegiate Challenge is an alternative spring break and build experience for college and high school students.
Students from all over the country come to Tacoma with Collegiate Challenge, often returning home to spread the word about Habitat, garnering support for affordable housing in their own communities.
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity’s participation in Collegiate Challenge wouldn’t be possible without support from the many local churches that house the students, the YMCA which provides use of its facilities, and lunch providers who are needed for every day of Collegiate Challenge.
If you’re interested in providing meals or services for this spring’s Collegiate Challenge students, please contact Volunteer Services at email@example.com.
Students from New Jersey’s Seton Hall University created this video from their 2018 Collegiate Challenge experience: