2017 Millennial Build
Calling all millennials! Now is your chance to make an impact with Habitat!
Young adults ages 18-36 are invited to help fund and build a house for a family in need of affordable housing. The 2017 Millennial Build is one of two projects part of the Build for Unity initiative -- where diversity, inclusion and community are the shared values and focal points of the build.
It takes $80,000 to build a Habitat house for a family to purchase -- we are asking individuals to contribute a minimum of $10 to help fund the materials for this home. Our fundraising window is January 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017. We hope to begin building this spring with a completion date in the summer-fall of 2017.
Millennial Build Bash for Habitat a success!
On #MillennialMonday, January 30, 2017, Evansville millennials joined together at Tin Man Brewing Company to kick off the 2017 Millennial Build for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. Led by Habitat's Millennial Build Committee, the event sought to raise funds to sponsor a home for a local family in the Habitat homeownership program. At the bash, millennials were able to learn more about Habitat and how they can participate in the build while enjoying locally brewed beer and challenging their inner 1990's memory during Competitive Trivia with local celebrities. Along with free food and t-shirts, a number of prizes were given away thanks to the kind contributions of local businesses.
Over 130 millennials and millennials-at-heart attended the Millennial Build Bash, and there was even an honorary proclamation presented by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke which declared January 30, 2017 as Millennial Monday.
The Millennial Build Committee is excited to announce that the bash raised approximately $1,500! And, with the generous contributions of several anonymous donors and a $5,000 grant from the Rotaract Club of Evansville, the Millennial Build has reached its fundraising goal!
Now, the Millennial Build will be paired with a future homeowner who has reached 150 hours of sweat equity and selected a lot for his or her home. Millennial volunteer build days will be scheduled for this spring (weather permitting). We ask that all interested millennials stay tuned for the upcoming opportunities to volunteer at the construction site of this Millennial Build. Please email Mariah Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive updates about the Millennial Build.
Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for supporting Habitat's Millennial Build:
Millennial Build Steering Committee
Ben Trockman, Zac Parsons, Kortney Killebrew Blaylock, Mariah Bradley, Alexander Burton, Claire Ballard, Darin Lander, Hillary Simon, Mackenzie Dunn, Devin Truitt, Ahmed Achmdovic, Abby Maravich, Dr. Kyle King, Brooke Fisher and Ross Chapman
Millennial Build Bash for Habitat Food Sponsors
Tin Man Brewing Company | Azzip Pizza | Kipplees
Millennial Build Donors
Rotaract Club of Evansville | Rachel Wambah at Sprout Design | Rachel Matthew Photography | Commissioner Ben Shoulders | Indiana Pacers | Old National Bank | University of Southern Indiana | Darin Lander at WEOA | Dr. Kyle King at Evansville Eyecare Associates | District 7 Boutique | Honeymoon Coffee | Mesker Park Zoo | Reitz Home Museum
YES! I'm ready to get involved:
1) I’m an individual born after 1979 and I’d like to contribute financially to the Millennial Unity Build. Click here to contribute online now via PayPal. Please select "Millennial Build" as your donation designation!
2) I'd like to volunteer my time and talents to help build this home. Please let me know when I can sign up to volunteer.
3) We are a group representing millennials in Evansville and we’d like to contribute financially and with our time and talents to the Millennial Unity Build. Please let us know how we can contribute financially and coordinate our team to volunteer.
For more information please contact, Mariah Bradley at 812-423-5623 ext. 21 or Zac Parsons at 812-550-0253.
More about Habitat
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Founded in 1984, Habitat is anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. By partnering with the community, Habitat enables low-income families to become homeowners in Vanderburgh and Posey Counties. To be eligible for homeownership, individuals or families must have an income at or below 80 percent of the area median income. They must also have a need for housing, a willingness to partner by contributing 300 hours in sweat equity and attending homeownership classes, and have the ability to pay a 25-year, no-interest mortgage. In 2015 Habitat launched Transforming Lives, Changing Neighborhoods, a $6.4 million campaign to build the 500th home by 2018, develop a transformational family support program, and achieve organizational sustainability.
Evansville is one of 14 locations around the country participating in Build for Unity, alongside Appleton, Wisconsin and Bel Air, Maryland to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Denver, Hartford, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Philadelphia, Raleigh and Sacramento.