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There are many ways to support the mission of Charleston Habitat for Humanity, including participating, attending or sponsoring one of our events! Check back here often for the latest on events for 2016 and how you can get involved. For more information, contact Nancy Kuhne, Director of Development, at 843-722-7145 ext. 104 or nancy@charlestonhabitat.org.

Women Build 2017

You are invited to join Charleston Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build Week! For a week in May, women will take over our construction sites to help build homes, learn construction skills and become advocates of decent, affordable housing for all. Whether you’ve never swung a hammer or you’re a remodeling pro, Women Build provides an exciting opportunity for team-building and empowerment to the organizations and individuals who volunteer.

Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative developed in partnership with Lowe’s. This year, more than 17,000 women are expected to volunteer at 650 Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country.

We encourage YOU to be one of those volunteers!

For this special initiative, we are inviting ladies to join us on site for $25 per person, with the added benefit of lunch and a t-shirt. Grab your co-workers or friends and reserve a day for YOUR group!

Decent, affordable housing is a quality of life and basic human dignity issue facing families everywhere. The Women Build program of Habitat for Humanity International has one mission, and that is to empower women to take action against poverty housing conditions.

If you are interested in joining this initiative between May 6-19, please contact Nancy Lee at nancy@charlestonhabitat.org to find out how you can get involved with our Women Build program! Ready to sign up? Additional information may be found here: WB Packet_Spring 2017

Women Build Dates

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 SOLD
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 SOLD
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017  SOLD
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 SOLD
  • Friday, May 12, 2017    SOLD
  • Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

 

*Please note that dates are first come, first serve. We strive to keep this page updated, but please contact Nancy Lee, Director of Development, to confirm availability of preferred days.

Spring 2017 Collegiate Challenge

Every year during the months of March and April, hundreds of college students from across the country travel to South Carolina to help Charleston Habitat for Humanity build simple, decent, affordable homes for low-income families in need.  The volunteers are participants of Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate Challenge, which is one of the country’s largest alternative spring break programs and offers the opportunity for students to gain new skills, make new friends, and make a meaningful impact on the community.

For more information on Collegiate Challenge 2017, or to sign up, contact Jon Hull, Volunteer Manager, at (843) 722-7145 or jon@charlestonhabitat.org.

Trip Details
* This is a 4-day building commitment with groups work Monday thru Thursday. All volunteers will begin every day promptly at 8:30am and end at 4:00pm. * The ideal group size is 10-20 people, but contact us directly if your number is different and we will do our best to accommodate.
* The work site is a North Charleston subdivision.
* The participation cost is $150 per person. This fee includes: one (1) affiliate t-shirt; one (1) breakfast, one (1) lunch, and daily snacks; accommodations with our church partner; and construction materials for the home build.
* The church is located in downtown Charleston so convenient for dinners in the tourist area. They charge $10 per person per night and you can stay from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning, or 6 nights. It is located approximately 10 minutes from the worksite.
* We need confirmation of numbers by January 15th, 2017, and full payment 30 days before your arrival.
*If you choose not to stay at the church, the fee is $90 person.

Age Restrictions
* Volunteers must be ages 16-25 to participate in Collegiate Challenge. Adult chaperones over the age of 25 are also welcome to participate.
* Volunteers 16-17 years of age may not operate power tools or work more than 6 feet off the ground.
* All groups who have participants under age 18 are required to have at least one adult age 25 or older for every five students.

Please note: If your group has not confirmed your trip within one month after registration, the trip will automatically be canceled, and those spaces will be reopened to other student groups. If you know that you need to cancel your registration, please contact Jon Hull (jon@charlestonhabitat.org) to let him know your plans have changed.

3rd Annual Builder Bash

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to join Charleston Habitat for Humanity for the 3rd Annual Builder Bash at The Cedar Room! On the evening of September 28th, 2017 volunteers, donors and advocates will gather to support building homes, communities and hope for families in need in the Charleston community. This exciting evening includes yummy beverages and bites, and multiple auctions. If you’re tired of the typical suit and tie, this event is for you. We encourage guests to think outside the box with “construction couture” attire! Let your creativity take over as you switch out your typical cocktail gear for something with a little more flair.  Event and table sponsorships are available by contacting Nancy Kuhne at nancy@charlestonhabitat.org.