Our Corporate Sponsorship Program
Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay is a community-based, non-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Addressing the Future
Working together, these partnerships build new homes, new relationships and a new sense of community. Your assistance can help us reach our goal of helping to eliminate poverty housing in Thunder Bay, and provide you with the satisfaction that comes with knowing you and your organization have made a difference in the lives of local families.
|Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. We achieve our mission by means of vital partnerships between corporate sponsors, foundations, donors, Habitat volunteers, staff and families in need. || |
Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay has constructed 22 homes since 1994, giving 51 children in Thunder Bay homes of their own and hope for the future.
Looking for the best fit for your organization? We have a variety of Corporate Sponsorship opportunities; please call (807)345-5520 and we’ll be glad to discuss partnership opportunities for you and your corporation or community group.
Corporate and community sponsors have made the Habitat model work. Habitat homes rely on Sponsor Partners to cover a large portion of the costs associated with the builds. The other portion of the house is covered through the use of volunteer labour and donations from the community and corporations. These donations take many shapes: from a $100 donation made to the Habitat program to a local business donating new building materials such as lumber or kitchen cupboards, to donating their staff’s time and expertise to the build.
The building of a Habitat home is a community event and celebration that draws attention. Our sponsors benefit from this awareness through recognition on signage, in press releases and in our post-build recognition program.
Building a Reputation
As a Habitat sponsor, your team will benefit from association with the excellent reputation of Habitat for Humanity - a reputation that is augmented by a great deal of exposure through popular programs such as Home Improvement, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Home Again with Bob Villa and Ren-o-vations Across Canada. Habitat has also received praise and support from hundreds of well-known figures in politics and entertainment.
Working on a Habitat home will challenge your team to trust one another, will break down barriers and will effectively help your team communicate better with each other.
|Your involvement with Habitat also presents an excellent opportunity to build your team morale and encourage their cooperation on a different kind of project. || |
For more information please contact us at email@example.com or (807)345-5520.
Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay provides a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to pool together their respective talents and make a valuable contribution to the community. Your team will work together, gaining a great sense of personal and team satisfaction. In the process, they will become directly involved in the fight against one of the major causes of poverty - the lack of affordable houses for hard-working, low-income families.
| ||Building communities is what Habitat is all about. Your employees will build team spirit and continuity as a direct result of their efforts on this project. |
The bond that forms between volunteers on a project such as this is incredible. Knowing that they have truly made a difference is what makes their Habitat experience one to be cherished for a long time.
How Your Team Can Get Involved
Since 1994 we have worked to build hope for Thunder Bay families who are unable to own their own house due to limited income. We invite you to partner with Habitat, roll up your sleeves and help build a house.
To help achieve the goals of Habitat Thunder Bay and build lasting relationships, we suggest you encourage your suppliers, clients and business partners to join in your efforts and support this worthy program.
Each Of Us Has Skills...
...and Habitat for Humanity needs them all!
Building a house involves more than just laying bricks and mortar. It includes everything from swinging a hammer to serving meals, to laying sod, to providing money and land. The variety of skills you bring to the table will amaze the community. We have needs in every facet of construction:
• site maintenance and clean-up
• pre-build construction (foundation, etc.)
• first-aid and safety concerns
• food preparation and public relations
• serving on established committees like the planning committee, volunteer co-ordination, land acquisition, fundraising, publicity, media relations communications and partnership development
• "People-in-the-know" - those who know the community and its housing needs are required for both site selection and applicant selection.
• also needed are people with construction skills, both for the planning and the actual building of a Habitat house.
All this is achieved through a collaborative effort, using an established and proven framework that details each phase of the build.
Invest in our community through a Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay build.
Building Our Community's Future
Your team's cash investment in a Habitat build will create a decent new home for a hard-working family, bringing new life and commitment to a Thunder Bay neighbourhood.
Imagine life without a home. Many hard-working, low-income families don’t imagine it – they live it. Habitat for Humanity helps these families build simple, decent homes they can afford. The rigorous family selection process evaluates need, current housing conditions, financial status, character, and willingness to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program. All people in need, regardless of race or belief, are welcome to apply to Habitat for housing.
Bringing your staff to a challenging, company-sponsored, non-competitive team build will help them :
• learn multi-faceted problem-solving skills within constrictive timelines
• learn delegation of responsibilities, patience, creativity and accountability
• develop a positive, fun and highly rewarding experience
• provide an opportunity to generate a long-term, tangible gift to their community
• help foster team building and caring for one another in an environment of equality
• build and instil a great sense of pride and self satisfaction
Your Direct Corporate Gains
Your company will greatly enhance its community profile through a Habitat build.
You will gain:
• recognition in all pre-build, build, and post-build media coverage and Habitat communications.
• an investment in your employees, resulting in a more motivated, focused and team-oriented staff.
• media exposure in every medium from television to print and radio.
• a long-lasting, tangible gift to the community
• the knowledge that you gave a family the most precious of gifts - their own home
For more information or to discuss a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay, please contact us.