Let’s say you know a lot of influential, wealthy people OR you know a lot of great people of modest means whom you think would want to support Habitat for Humanity any way they could. Or perhaps you belong to an organization of your peers that meets monthly? Here’s an interesting way you can raise money and awareness – invite those folks over for a party or throw a mixer! Gather your friends or colleagues and Habitat staff members will help you spread the word and brainstorm how your group can make a difference.

We recently had the pleasure of meeting a couple who did just this. The Patels are Indian and Mrs. Patel is a wonderful cook, so they decided to invite their friends and colleagues to their home for a traditional Indian dinner. The Patels had a passion for Habitat and wanted their friends to share in their passion.

The evening included a traditional meal, a silent auction and they even had a special guest in Former Miss World Diana Hayden, who is a Habitat for Humanity ambassador and happens to be from India. A member of our Habitat staff also attended to provide details and information about our organization.

The event was a huge success and the Patels continue to support Habitat for Humanity in any way they can, including building homes with us during the Jimmy Carter Work Project last fall.

The idea is to come up with a theme – any theme – and have fun. Have silent auctions, play team games, set up poker tournaments, or sell raffle tickets for great prizes. Get creative and you and your guests will have fun while raising money throughout the evening. If you’re interested in having one of our staff over to speak about Habitat’s work in the community, contact us and we’ll do our best to be there! If for any reason we cannot attend, we will provide information that you can share with your guests.


Read ALL the ways you can make a difference with Habitat:
Tip #1: Go Shopping Tip #2: Have a Yard Sale Tip #3: Write a Check Tip #4: Donate a Vehicle Tip #5: Donate Building Materials Tip #6: A Brush with Kindness Tip #7: Donate to our Home Store Tip #8: Sell on eBay Tip#9: Creative Fundraising Tip #10: Corporate Community Relations Tip #11: Become a Family Mentor Tip #12: Donate Land Tip #13: Give Professional Skills Tip #14: Advocate & Speak Out Tip #15: Join a Committee Tip #16: Build With Us Tip: #17: Get Your Kids Involved

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