Our Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Building a Home

At Marketplace Events we strive to create uniquely vibrant marketplaces and believe that homes are integral to our families, customers and community. Marketplace Events is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our shows provide financial support, product donations through exhibitors, contributions from attendees and advocacy through outreach to our more than 1.5 million attendees and 2 million unique web visitors across North America. Join us in this mission to help build a place to call home for all of those in our communities.

To date, through multiple fundraising initiatives, Marketplace Events has raised $152,850.60 to support Habitat for Humanity's mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We will continue to assist in their mission to create a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.

In January 2017, Marketplace Events announced its official partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We have been working with Habitat locally in our show markets for years and with this new corporate partnership, we look forward to making an even larger impact both locally and across the globe.

During our spring Hawaii Build + Beach Sweepstakes we raised $25,136.58Our winner, Carrie Le from Falls Church, VA received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii. In addition to building homes, Ms. Le had the opportunity to attend unique cultural demonstrations and enjoy local music and entertainment during the 10-day experience.

In addition, Marketplace Events raised $7020 to support hurricane-affected families through our partner Habitat for Humanity International and their Disaster Response Fund.

As a team, Marketplace Events raised another $27,937.09 donated by employees, friends, and family. Teams held ice cream socials, product auctions, bake sales, and also volunteered at their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The amount raised was then matched with another $20,000 from Marketplace Events.

In 2017, the total amount raised from multiple fundraising initiatives was $85,093.67.

In 2018, our Hawaii Build + Beach Sweepstakes raised $22,850.00.  Our winner, William Muthig, attended the Buffalo Home Show in March. William will be traveling to Hawaii to take part in the Habitat for Humanity build.

Another fundraising initiative included auctioning beautiful Magnolia Foundation baskets raising another $956.00 donated by four individual winners.

As a team, Marketplace Events raised another $18,950.93 donated by employees, friends, and family. The amount raised was then matched by Marketplace Events for a total raised of $37,901.86.

Fundraising initiatives in 2018 so far have raised another $67,756.93 for Habitat for Humanity.

Team fundraising for Habitat for Humanity

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We believe that every child needs a place to call home. A place where they can grow up healthy, be safe, learn and dream. Help us as we help children and families build a more secure future.

Ty Talks About Habitat for Humanity
Ty Pennington, former Marketplace Events spokesperson, encourages us to support Habitat for Humanity in our local area. Make a difference!

About Habitat for Humanity  
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit
Habitat for Humanity


Hurricane Florence has caused widespread flooding and devastation, forcing thousands of people out of their homes and communities. This fall Marketplace Events is working to raise funds to support Habitat’s efforts to serve families impacted by Hurricane Florence and build those communities back stronger.

Click here to give by selecting the donation option on the Johnson County Home + Remodeling Ticket purchase page.

Donations will be used to respond to Hurricane Florence until Habitat for Humanity’s role in meeting the need is met, at which time funds will be used for Habitat’s disaster response efforts where most needed.  No goods or services were provided in consideration, in whole or in part, for this gift.


If you have donated, THANK YOU.
Tax information will be sent to you approximately within one month of your donation via email. Please keep a copy of your purchase receipt as well.


Do you want to help Habitat for Humanity and be part of building a home alongside a future Habitat homeowner? You can win this wonderful trip to build and enjoy Hawaii's Big Island.

Our 2018 sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned for our next sweepstakes.