Our Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
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.
In January 2017, Marketplace Events announced its official partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We have worked with Habitat locally in our show markets for years and with this corporate partnership, we look forward to making an even larger impact both locally and across the globe.
|To date, through multiple fundraising initiatives, Marketplace Events has raised $203,466.84 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 both 2017, 2018 & 2019 we held a Hawaii Build + Beach Sweepstakes that combined raised $67,764.45! Our 2017 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.
Our 2018 winner, Bill Muthig from Buffalo, NY built alongside future homeowners in West Hawaii and was able to take part in their Tiny Homes build as well. Bill shared with us after his experience, “The trip was absolutely incredible! I can honestly say that I have never had a better vacation, and it wasn't so much the fact it was Hawaii, it was the amazing people we met while working with Habitat for Humanity.”
Our latest winner for 2019 Claudia Carriles from Winnipeg, MB is scheduled to build this October with her husband, David who has previously built homes in Canada with his workplace. They are thrilled to have this opportunity and are looking forward to the experience.
In both 2017 & 2018 the US was hit with historic hurricanes that impacted many communities. We were able to raise $8,532 to support hurricane-affected families through our partner Habitat for Humanity International and their Disaster Response Funds.
Marketplace Events also organizes employee giving campaigns which have raised $106,888.02 from employees, friends, family and generous corporate matching gifts. Teams held ice cream socials, product auctions, bake sales, and more to raise funds. Plus, employees were given time to volunteer with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. and Canada in ReStores and on home builds next to future Habitat homeowners!
Plus, with additional special fundraising opportunities and donations throughout 2017 & 2018 we raised another $20,282.37 towards our overall total.
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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.org