On a Mission to Advance Our Mission
Special builds provide a chance to connect with like-minded volunteers and donors while deepening ties to the community. More importantly, the experience transforms lives – both for the volunteers and donors, as well as our partner families. It means the world to our families to see that fellow community members care enough to help them break the cycle of poverty. Interested in a special build or have an idea for one? Contact our team for more information.
Dane County Women’s Build
Dane County Women’s Build provides the opportunity for area women to address the growing housing crisis in a very real way. Come together with like-minded volunteers and donors to build safe, decent homes with low-income families. See photos from this year’s build and stay tuned for more details on our 2019 event.
Rock the Block
Volunteer to complete exterior home repair and maintenance projects that help homeowners beautify their block. Work includes outside repairs, painting, power washing, landscaping, gutter cleaning, deck maintenance and more.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Chapter hosts this high-energy event each year the day before the actual Super Bowl. With more than 1,500 guests in attendance, sponsors have many opportunities to get involved. Get ready for family-friendly fun, food, celerity soup servers and live entertainment by local artists throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 12 – 6 p.m.View Our Event Calendar
Home at Last Breakfast
Sponsorship opportunities are available for our annual fundraising breakfast with more than 200 donors in attendance.
Participating in a Habitat Faith Build allows congregations to witness God’s work outside of the four walls of the church. Habitat’s Faith Build Program is a memorable opportunity to build homes for families in need alongside other congregations.
Host Your Own Build
Looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary? Need a new activity for your friends, family or co-workers? We have plenty of ways for you to come together and give back. Building community has never been so literal.Contact Us About Events
Global Village Trips
In 2011, the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s Board of Directors approved a partnership with Hábitat El Salvador. Since that partnership began, 11 groups of volunteers from Dane County have traveled to El Salvador to build homes and help provide adequate housing for hard-working families.
Habitat Dane started donating internationally in 1990 and has contributed a total of $784,780 to more than 30 countries across the globe. At present, 199 families have been served internationally by Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. This trip costs approximately $2,200 – $2,400 (all-inclusive) and will include 10-12 volunteers. For more information or to register, contact Jerry Lehman.Sign-up to receive information about future Global Village trips. See photos from our last visit in January 2018 on our Facebook page.
2019 Trip Schedule
- Saturday, January 26: Travel from Madison to El Salvador
- Sunday, January 27: Sightseeing around San Salvador & travel to build site in the mountain town of Ahuachapán for orientation
- Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 1: Work Days (Breakfast is served before traveling to the work site. Work will occur 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with two breaks for snacks and lunch. Dinner consists of traditional El Salvadorian food. Team activities and free time occur after dinner.)
- Saturday, February 2: Cultural activity
- Sunday, February 3: Travel back to Madison
“It was a TERRIFIC week to share with all you folks. MUCHO GRACIAS! To help Victor & Ides begin their house, interact with so many Salvadorans, the learning, the laughs, the camaraderie shared amongst us, the support, the quality teamwork effort and fun shared made for a wonderful experience. I appreciate it all so much.”
– Dee Wylie, Habitat volunteer