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Adopt-a-Day Program

Providing a unique opportunity for individuals to bring their talents and have a direct hand in helping build a home.

  • CheckmarkProvide a Long-Lasting Contribution Provide a lasting contribution when you assist in building a home to the lives of our families through our Adopt-a-Day team build package.
  • CheckmarkTeam Benefits Your team will work together, gaining cooperation skills and a great sense of personal satisfaction.
  • CheckmarkFight Against Poverty In the process, they will become directly involved in the fight against one of the major causes of poverty – the lack of affordable houses for hard-working, low-income families.
  • CheckmarkHelp with Building Materials As an Adopt-A-Day participant, you help to pay for the building materials which greatly helps with the construction costs.

How Adopt-A-Day Works

Step 1

A contact at your organization arranges a day for your team to participate as a group on a build site, and will receive all information your group will need once your day is scheduled.

Step 2

On the day of the build, arrive at the site at 9:00 a.m. and submit waiver forms to complete the registration process. Your group will receive a Safety Training Session, T-shirts, a team photo, and other personal protective equipment; except for CSA approved steel-toe boots that are required and will need to be supplied by each participant.

Step 3

Your team splits into smaller groups, being led through projects by experienced Crew Leaders.

Step 4

Enjoy a well-deserved lunch, snacks, drinks and coffee. Team photos are taken throughout the build day! Team build days end at 3 p.m.

Your Investment

$5,000 Adopt-A-Day Home Package

$2,500 Adopt-A-Day Build Package

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GetStarted

Contact (705)-727-0802 x 102 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule an Adopt-A-Day today!

  • Up to 8 volunteers on the build site for one day
  • Skilled Site Supervisor to keep you safe and organized
  • One crew lead onsite to teach the group
  • Habitat Huronia Build T-shirt for each volunteer
  • Pizza lunch
  • Company logo on Habitat Huronia website with link to your website
  • Company logo on our onsite signage – Build Tier
  • Recognition of your company name on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Mention in “On the Home Front”, the Habitat Huronia e-newsletter
  • Invitation to Ground Breaking and Dedication Day ceremonies
  • A recognition certificate
  • Build day photos and team photo posted on our Facebook page.
  • Full-day exclusive build site access for up to 15 people
  • Skilled Site Supervisor to lead your team
  • Three crew leads to organize & teach group task
  • Habitat Huronia Build T-shirt for each volunteer
  • Nutritious catered lunch
  • Fun and interactive build game
  • Company logo on Habitat Huronia website with link to your website
  • Company logo on our onsite signage - Home Tier
  • Recognition of your company name on our social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Logo in “On the Home Front”- the Habitat Huronia e-newsletter
  • Invitation to Groundbreaking and Dedication Day ceremonies
  • A customized recognition plaque
  • Build day photos and team photo posted on our website
  • Up to 8 volunteers on the build site for one day
  • Skilled Site Supervisor to lead your team
  • Habitat Huronia Build T-shirt for each volunteer
  • Pizza lunch
  • Company logo on Habitat Huronia website with link to your website
  • Company logo on our onsite signage
  • Recognition of your company name on our social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Logo in “On the Home Front”- the Habitat Huronia e-newsletter
  • Invitation to Groundbreaking and Dedication Day ceremonies
  • A recognition certificatee
  • Build day photos and team photo posted on our website

Get Started

GetStarted

Start the process today and contact Jennifer Berry at (705)-727-0802 ext.102 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule an Adopt-A-Day for your group.

Frequently Asked Questions

What days of the week do we build?

  • Habitat builds from Tuesday - Saturday.

How much does it cost?

  • The minimum donation requirement is $1,000 or $2,500.

Is there a receipt issued for this sponsorship?

  • HFHH will issue a letter of receipt for the total value of your sponsorship

What is the maximum/minimum number of people who can participate?

  • 8 people maximum for the Build sponsorship or up to 15 for the Home sponsorship (these numbers can change depending on the build site).

What is included with the donation?

  • Habitat Huronia's Adopt-A-Day is the most unique team-building experience that engages participants and enables the organization to invest in the community. Your day will include a t-shirt, lunch, snacks as well as a fun and rewarding team-building experience.

    Media will be notified of the event for photos and possible interviews. Our own website and social media will support leading up to the day, day of promotion and a follow up after. Mention in our upcoming newsletter will also be provided. This varies depending on Adopt-A-Day package.

Can someone come out and speak to our team?

  • Absolutely! Once your day is booked, we will be happy to come out and give an informative Lunch & Learn presentation that will help recruit volunteers or motivate and inspire employees who will soon be building with us.

How much notice do you require for cancellations?

  • We require 2 weeks’ notice for cancellations.

How long is the build day?

  • The day starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends with a clean-up by 3 p.m.

What time do we arrive on site?

  • Please arrive on the build site at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Will there be someone there to greet us?

  • A representative from Volunteer Services will greet you upon arrival to register you, your team and introduce you to your crew leaders.

Can someone arrive late/leave early?

  • It is very important that volunteers arrive on time in order to register and go through the orientation and safety process with your group. If you need to leave early please be sure to let your Crew Leader and a Habitat staff member know. (Advance notice would be helpful)

What should we wear?

  • Loose, comfortable and old clothing is ideal. Long pants, or shorts to the knees no skirts and please bring your own gloves. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty!

Hard hats/work boots?

  • Habitat for Humanity provides hats for all of our volunteers; however, you must have your own CSA approved steel-toe work boots.

Do you provide lunch/snacks?

  • HFHH will provide a lunch, drinks and snacks.

What if someone has dietary restrictions?

  • Please inform Volunteer Services prior to ordering lunch so that they can accommodate your dietary needs.

What type of bathroom facilities are on site?

  • We have Port-O-Potties on each build site.

Where do I send the money?

    Please send money to:

  • Habitat Huronia Attention: Jennifer Berry
    128 Brock St., Barrie, ON L4N 2M2
    Phone: (705) 727-0802 ext.102
    Fax: (705) 727-0214
  • ***Please do not send cash. It is very important that you include with your cheque, a note indicating which team you are building with, as well as the date you are building.

Do volunteers need previous experience?

  • No experience is required to volunteer in any capacity with Habitat for Humanity Huronia.

What if someone is not comfortable building?

  • There is something for everyone on site, please inform your crew leader if you are not comfortable with the task that you have been assigned.

Are there age restrictions for volunteers?

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to participate on a Habitat build site.

What kind of tasks will volunteers be doing?

  • Tasks vary depending on the construction schedule.