The affordable housing shortage in Anderson County forces many low-income households to choose between poor living conditions they can afford or too expensive rentals that leave little left for necessities like food, health care and transportation. Families do not have a strong foundation to build the future and, in many cases, their health and prosperity are affected.
Each year, Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County invites area businesses to step outside the walls of your office to help raise the walls of a new home for a deserving Anderson County household. You are joining your colleagues, fellow executives from the top companies in the Upstate, to frame a new future for a low-income family and enable them to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.
Each participating company contributes financially toward the home’s construction costs and provides volunteer service toward the home’s construction. Participating companies also will be invited to attend the home-dedication ceremony to celebrate the finished home being presented to its new owner. Sponsors will be invited to send two representatives to a kickoff breakfast and a wall-raising event. The wall-raising and dedication ceremonies will be promoted in the local media, with thanks and recognition given to Executive Build sponsors whenever possible.
Ron Smith, Michelin US 8 (Starr Plant)
We participate in the Executive Build every year as a team building exercise. It’s fun and rewarding to get out of our normal routine. Our folks love it and find it rewarding to give back to the community.
Companies will receive recognition through signage on the build site throughout construction, a framed commemorative photo of the completed home for your business, a mention on Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County’s website and a mention in Habitat’s newsletter, as well as photos on social media of your volunteers from the build days.
Every person who participates in an Executive Build volunteer day will receive an event T-Shirt, which will include each company’s logo. Below are photos from this year’s build, and you can read about Victoria, this year’s homeowner, and other Habitat homeowners here.
The Executive Build began in 2013. Since then, the following companies have all been sponsors of one or more Executive Builds.
Michelin US 8
Michelin US 10
Michelin US 2
Piedmont Natural Gas
Title Sponsors: $10,000+
4 volunteer days (can engage up to a total of 80 volunteers)
Foundation Sponsor: $5,000
2 volunteer days (can engage up to a total of 40 volunteers)
Toolbox Sponsor: $2,500
1 volunteer day (can engage up to a total of 20 volunteers)
join the executive build
To join the Executive Build or to talk about other sponsorship opportunities, contact Kylie Herbert, director of development, at 864.375.1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org