Does fundraising make you uncomfortable? Are you unsure how to get started? We can help with that. Now you can get tips and strategies in a call or interactive webinar. Join our Fundraising Workshop on Tuesday, March 5, and this time choose if you'd like a conference call at 8 pm EST or an interactive webinar at 9 pm EST.
A volunteer told us after last month's workshop, "I feel more empowered to get out there... I, too, am not one that typically would ask people for donations, but I am going to take the plunge and do it!"
Register now: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, trip code, and choice of conference call or webinar. Spaces are limited to 25, so email now.
Habitat for Humanity is accelerating its mission to end poverty housing. We are building safe homes and healthy communities faster than ever. Join the call, take the GV Challenge, and help us hit the next milestone.
We'll talk about where donations go and the difference they make; getting over awkwardness; social media; who to ask and how; event fundraisers; and what has worked for other volunteers.
Our Fundraising Workshop takes place the first Tuesday of every month, so if you can't make it in March, RSVP for April. While you wait for the workshop, get some fundraising coaching: email us. Also check out some of our fundraising resources.
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Interesting fact: Habitat for Humanity has roots in the civil rights movement. Habitat was birthed out of an interracial, Christian community in southern Georgia named Koinonia. In the midst of segregation, Koinonia was a place where blacks and whites lived and worked together. They were paid equally. They farmed, ate, worshiped and held youth camps together. This was a radical idea at the time and consequently they were firebombed, shot at, received death threats, had their property damaged, were excommunicated from churches, and suffered under economic boycotts as the KKK rallied against them and many members of the community rejected them. Their response, "We won't be the first Christians to die for what we believe." In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity during their time at Koinonia. Since then, our ministry has helped build and repair more than 600,000 homes worldwide and has served more than 3 million people. You can watch a short video about it here:
Clive Rainey. (submitted photo to The Athens News)
Clive Rainey made an exceptional and sustained commitment to advancing Habitat for Humanity’s mission through generously sharing his time and talents.
Clive joined Habitat in 1977, only one year after its founding, as a general volunteer in Americus, Georgia, doing whatever needed to be done, from stuffing envelopes to building houses. Since that time, he has been a steadfast champion for Habitat and its mission at home and abroad, including being HFHI’s first director in Africa and using his skills to raise awareness and resources for Habitat’s work worldwide as HFHI’s director of community relations.
In July 2010, Clive “retired” to Guatemala, but is still engaged in volunteer activities; including supporting Habitat Guatemala and serving with a ministry that rescues homeless children from the streets.
As a HFHI staff member, I've met Clive on a few occasions in our Operational Headquarters in Americus. I'm hoping to be able to introduce him to our team while we're building in Guatemala in June! You can read more about Clive in the September 2012 article from The Athens News.
Here's a link to my latest email newsletter (http://eepurl.com/ukhHL) to my supporters. Please feel free to share with your family, friends, and social media channels.
Did you know that Habitat Guatemala’s basic house is a four-room, steel-reinforced concrete structure measuring approximately 50 square meters (about 538 square feet)? Partner families choose from eight different home designs, all with strong metal roofs and concrete floors. Did you also know that partner families are generally required to repay their loan within a term of eight to ten years? It's true!
Another interesting fact is that for families unable to build a complete house, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala offers a progressive housing option: smaller, two-room houses, also built of steel-reinforced concrete. When the family has repaid half of the original loan, they have the option of expanding the house, which is great for a growing family.
Improvements to the homes are also allowed. Improvements may include a new concrete floor, a reinforced wall, the replacement of a leaky roof, smokeless stoves and others. Habitat Guatemala also builds home additions to help large families who are living in small spaces to improve their health and quality of life.
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