Building On!


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Habitat for HumanityLast year, Habitat for Humanity across Chicagoland held Raise Your Hand Chicagoland - an unprecedented building blitz of 13 Habitat homes in the heart of downtown Chicago. This summer, we’re planning to “build on” that success with simultaneous home builds across the Chicago area.

Building On! is a six-month initiative that does what Habitat does best: Build. Build homes, build families, build communities. Local area affiliates, together in a regional effort, are coordinating a building blitz this summer to increase the number of families served and engage new and existing corporate leaders and volunteers in the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

500Working in partnership with corporations, and together as Habitat across Chicagoland, we will:

Double the number of hardworking families served across the region
Triple the number of corporate volunteers serving Chicagoland communities
Raise awareness for Habitat and our corporate partners
Raise funds for Habitat’s growth

Leadership at each corporation will kick off the initiative with a Leadership Build Day across the Chicago region on June 5. They will also, with their employees, build during the summer, then help conclude the event with home dedications for partner families on November 7 just ahead of Thanksgiving so partner families can share the holidays in their new Habitat home.


Turnipseed FamilyHabitat for Humanity in Chicagoland transforms families and communities through responsible home ownership. It is our commitment to create opportunities for families to thrive; to revitalize neighborhoods and build community; to help transform generations through home ownership.

• We offer families a hand up, fueled by our belief in dignity, self-sufficiency, collaboration and hope.

• We do this by making housing affordable to hardworking people without access to conventional financing.

• Join us to help transform families and communities.

• Join us to partner with other individuals, corporations, volunteers and organizations to build, rehab and repair homes throughout greater Chicagoland.

Wilson Family


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.



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