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 2023
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. This year’s event will take place in Spring! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! See photos from this year’s build.
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.
Souper Bowl XXVII
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Chapter hosts this high-energy event each year. This will feature a drive-thru on Saturday, Feb. 4 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Madison West High School! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.View Our Event Calendar
Home at Last Breakfast
Sponsorship opportunities are available for our annual fundraising breakfast with more than 200 donors in attendance. Join us this year on Tuesday, Oct. 17! Sign up today at habitatdane.org/breakfast.
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
Make a difference and Build in El Salvador!
In 2011, the Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s Board of Directors approved a partnership with Hábitat El Salvador. Since that partnership began, 13 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.Due to COVID-19, no trips are currently scheduled. Hopefully we can schedule a work trip for late 2023. Please check back or contact Trip Leader, Jerry Lehman, at email@example.com to join the wait list!
Sample Trip Schedule
- Saturday: Travel from Madison to El Salvador. The group will carpool to Chicago and fly out at 2:15 p.m.
- Sunday: Sightseeing around San Salvador & travel to build site in the mountain town of Ahuachapán for orientation
- Monday – Friday: 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: Cultural activity
- Sunday: Travel back to Chicago and carpool 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