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Interfaith Build 2019-2020

Habitat for Humanity puts God’s love into action by building with a community, not just for it. Our local community is diverse and Beaches Habitat wants every faith community to have the opportunity to put your faith into action. Partner with Beaches Habitat to build new homes for families in need of affordable housing!

How does it work?

  • Faith communities commit to becoming a partner in the Interfaith Build
  • Congregation members generously volunteer their time, talent and treasure to assist with construction and non-construction activities
  • The end result will be an affordable home for two local families.

Serve

Build

Join us on the build site. Interfaith opportunities will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. You can reserve a group opportunity or sign up as an individual on an “All Build” day. (Priority scheduling will be given to our Faith Partners.) Volunteers, age 18 and older, are welcome. Limited opportunities are available for 16- and 17-year old volunteers.

Time Commitment: 4 hours

Online registration for individuals will be available soon.

Request a group build through our online form or by contacting Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

Meal Crew

After 4 hours of construction work, volunteers get hungry! Join the crew on site by providing a post-shift meal. You can serve the meal at the construction site or make bagged lunches for volunteers to take with them at the end of the day. Volunteers must be 16 or older to be present on site.

Time Commitment: varies

Welcoming Committee

Congratulate the new homeowners by making "welcome home" cards to be presented at their dedication ceremony. This is a great way to get younger volunteers involved! We can share the names and ages of family members with you so you can personalize the cards. Create your own design or use our template.

Time Commitment: varies

Pray

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Join us as we bless and break ground on the home. You can lead a blessing or attend the ceremony as a guest. All are welcome!

Rescheduled:  Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 PM

2568 Haywood Estates Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32233

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Daily Devotion

Each morning, we begin our work day with a prayer. We invite you to join us to lead our morning devotion before our volunteers start work on the homes.

Time Commitment: 1/2 hour

Spread the Word

Let the members of your congregation know about the work of Beaches Habitat by posting flyers or sharing information at your events and services. Our staff is also available for speaking engagements and service fairs.

Time Commitment: It's up to you!

Dedication Ceremony

Just before a family closes on the mortgage for their new home, we bring the community together one last time. Through prayer, song, and celebration, we'll welcome the families into their new home with the help of the volunteers and supporters who made its construction possible. Lead a blessing, speak about your experience or present a gift to the homeowners.

Date TBD
Notifications will be sent 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Give

Faith Partner Packages

Take your involvement to the next level by becoming a faith partner. Through hands-on building, we seek to create a fruitful day of ministry. Each package includes perks like t-shirts and social media recognition.

Apprentice

Your sponsorship entitles you to the following benefits:

On site:

  • Name on sign at home site (shared with other Interfaith Build partners)
  • Name in home dedication program

Online:

  • 2 social media posts
  • Name on Interfaith Build page of beacheshabitat.org
  • Volunteer build day photos in shared online gallery
  • Group photo post on volunteer build day(s)

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 1 half day build day for up to 15 volunteers
  • 15 volunteer t-shirts

Pledge: $1,000

Journeyman

Your sponsorship entitles you to the following benefits:

On site:

  • Name on sign at home site (shared with other Interfaith Build partners)
  • Name in home dedication program

Online:

  • 3 social media posts
  • Name on Interfaith Build page of beacheshabitat.org
  • Volunteer build day photos in shared online gallery
  • Group photo post on volunteer build day(s)
  • Name in home dedication invitation (email)

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 3 half day build days for up to 15 volunteers each
  • 45 volunteer t-shirts

Pledge: $2,500

Fellow

Your sponsorship entitles you to the following benefits:

On site:

  • Logo on sign at home site (shared with other Interfaith Build partners)
  • Name in home dedication program
  • Recognition at home dedication

Online:

  • 7 social media posts
  • Name on Interfaith Build page of beacheshabitat.org
  • Volunteer build day photos in shared online gallery
  • Group photo post on volunteer build days
  • Name in home dedication invitation (email)

In Print:

  • Recognition among other sponsors in press release following home dedication

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 6 half day build days for up to 15 volunteers each
  • 90 volunteer t-shirts

Pledge: $5,000

Master

Your sponsorship entitles you to the following benefits:

On site:

  • Logo on sign at home site (shared with other Interfaith Build partners)
  • Logo in home dedication program
  • Recognition at home dedication

Online:

  • 10 social media posts
  • Logo on Interfaith Build page of beacheshabitat.org
  • Volunteer build day photos in shared online gallery
  • Group photo post on volunteer build days
  • Name in home dedication invitation (email)

In Print:

  • Recognition among other sponsors in press release following home dedication

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 12 half day build days for up to 15 volunteers each
  • 180 volunteer t-shirts

Pledge: $10,000

Host a Fundraiser

If a full sponsorship isn't an option for your community, consider hosting a fundraiser. You can challenge your staff, small groups or other members of your community to help raise funds to support the construction of the homes. From spaghetti dinners to penny drives, you can customize a fundraiser that's right for your congregation.

Time Commitment: It's up to you!