Team building: A corporate perspective on volunteering

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Corporate partners are superb supporters of Habitat for Humanity. Our biggest Hope Builder, Miller Homes, explain why they got involved...

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy.

As a company we’ve pledged to raise £100K during 2016 for Habitat for Humanity. The funds raised could help to lay the foundations for 30 new ‘Habitat Homes’, helping to lift many people out of poverty housing.

We’re supporting  this great charity because having a safe, decent place to live is something many of us take for granted and we’re in the privileged position of having the resources, skills and expertise to build high quality homes for many families in the UK.  We recognise the importance for all families, no matter where they are in the world, of having a place to feel safe, secure and to build a future. By supporting Habitat for Humanity we have a fantastic opportunity to use our resources, enthusiasm and determination to make a real difference to those who need it most.

So far this year, members of our team have taken on the challenge of completing the London and Edinburgh Marathons and our offices have held various fundraising activities including sweep stakes, bake sales, quiz nights and dress down days. Additionally, 16 Miller Homes employees are looking forward to a once in a lifetime opportunity to lay the foundation for a better future for families in Malawi after taking part in Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteering trips.

The "Global Village" Trip will take place from 18-25 September in Salima, Malawi where our team will take part in a homebuilding project to create new ‘Habitat Homes’ for orphans and vulnerable children.

Volunteers will witness first-hand how a safe and secure home can benefit many aspects of life for the immediate family and wider community.  The families that the team will build alongside are selected based on their housing need and income. They’ll partner with our volunteers by participating in the construction of their own home.

Other fundraising activity we have planned throughout the year include playing 100 holes of golf in a day, hosting charity balls across the country and cycling the length of the UK during an exercise bike-athon.  

To support our fundraising efforts for Habitat for Humanity visit our Just Giving page.

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