Raising Dollars for Homes
Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is fortunate to have a very healthy ReStore that supports 100% of our operating costs thus allowing us more time to spend working with our home building families. That said, we have a few signature events through out the year to build awareness for our programs and raise extra dollars. Every dollars raised at these events goes directly into our building fund.
Women Build is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day with Lowe‘s Home Improvement and Boise Cascade generously donating of dollars and volunteer support. The event is exactly what it sounds like. A build day specifically designed for women. There is a rising number of women that are desperately in need of adequate and affordable housing. This event helps empower the participants and grow awareness for the importance of safe and stable housing. For a minimal cost of $40.00, each participants is treated to breakfast, lunch, a commemorative T-shirt and memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Our event this year will be held on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am to 1 pm. To be added to our mailing list please email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019 we will jam to tunes from local band favorite, EXIT 42. The concert is held at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. It is a family affair with corn hole, glow sticks and plenty of other fun. Tickets are traditionally around $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. We always have a food truck and local beer and wine for sale available to our concert goers.
To help build awareness and recognize World Habitat Day held the first Monday of October each year, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County began a program in 2015 titled The Door Project. Local artist are chosen to come pick a door from the ReStore, use it as a canvas and create a masterpiece. Each artist donates their time and creative talents to the fundraising project. Shoppers are asked if they would be willing to donate a dollar to be entered to win a chance at one of the doors.
Eat In? Pick up? When you eat at McAlister’s the evening of March 3rd, 2019 between 4 pm and 9 pm, 15% of your bill will be given to Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County. All proceeds from the evening fundraiser will go directly into Habitat’s building fund to help future homeowners that are willing to change their life by building their own home.
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. It is scheduled each year on the first Tuesday of the month. This year it is Tuesday, December 7th. Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County is part of a collaborative of local non profits called Grand Valley Gives that work together to promote the day.