Habitat Build Days

Habitat Build Days are an important fundraising component in support of our mandate of providing affordable homeownership to our community.

 

A Habitat Build Team has the unique opportunity to spend a day assisting in building one of our Habitat houses. Team builds are often done by local businesses, corporations or even a group of friends wanting to have the experience of working on a Habitat build site.

 

This opportunity not only helps build a Habitat home, but fosters team morale, and creates a sense of community and team spirit! Habitat Build Days consist of tasks on our local build sites – from framing and site clean-up, to painting, landscaping and much, much more!

 

You and your team can look forward to an exhilarating, action-packed day on our local build site. Here’s what a typical day looks like.

 

  • 8:30 am:  Participants arrive at the site and sign in. You’ll be outfitted with personal safety gear and you can grab your morning coffee and light breakfast.
  • 8:45 am:  Welcome and safety briefing. This is when you’ll either be assigned – or possibly get to choose your task for the day.
  • 12:30 pm:  Lunchtime! There is a catered lunch included with your build day and snacks, coffee and water will be available throughout the day. There is also a small refrigerator on site for anyone who wishes to bring their own lunch.
  • 4:00 pm:  Clean-up and farewell.

 

For more information on how your company, organization or individual group can get involved in a Habitat Build Day, contact Sarah Pachkowsky at s.pachkowsky@habitatmvi.org for more information.

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We support Habitat for Humanity because they help families in need. We will continue to support this organization  because of the positive impact they have in the community and the safe, secure homes they provide to families in need. We are honoured to be able to provide goods for their housing projects and hope to continue for years to come! - Gurmit Dhaliwal, Altas Truss & Coastal Window

RBC Landscape Build Day

On October 24th, after many days of rain, the sun shone brightly for more than a dozen RBC staff participating in a Habitat Landscape Build day. With wheel barrels, shovels and rakes in hand, RBC staff levelled Unit 5 and 6 yards, planted trees, shrubs and perennials, and laid sod. The painting of Unit 5 and 6 exterior trim was also completed by some of the staff. In addition to all of the hard work by RBC staff throughout the day, RBC Foundation donated $10,000 towards the Landscape Build day. Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and efforts. You did an amazing job!

 

A special thank you to Terminal Park Starbucks who has been donating coffee for all of our Build days, Chase River Country Grocer who donated beverages, fruit, veggies and snacks, and Panago Pizza (North end Nanaimo) who donated lunch for all of the volunteers! Thank you for your support!

 

 

Rotary Club of Lantzville

On September 30th, members of the Rotary Club of Lantzville donated $5,000 and participated in a Habitat Build day at our Meadow Hill Development. Rotary Club members, their families and friends were on the build site helping to construct the children’s playground, site cleaning and preparing a garage for a concrete floor. Many of the Rotary Club members also volunteered at our build site during the Carter Work Project in July. Thank you to all the members for taking on difficult tasks and being so productive while having FUN.  

 

Mary Prefontaine and Nina Sanford

On June 3rd, 2017, a team headed by Mary Prefontaine and Nina Sanford was assembled for a Landscape Build Day. From planting trees, shrubs and perennials, to laying sod for the Unit 3 and 4 houses, Mary and Nina’s team did a super job! Thank you to all of the volunteers! Mary and Nina’s team has contributed $2,500 to our Meadow Hill development. Thank you for your support!