A lot goes into building a house. There are the hard construction costs of the “bricks and sticks” – the windows and the doors; the plumbing and the toilets; the lumber, cabinets, and subcontractors. There are soft construction costs – acquiring and developing land, hiring architects, renting port-o-lets, and providing temporary utilities. That is why your support as build sponsors and donors is integral to keeping the build sites funded and stocked with supplies for volunteers to work with. The volunteer time committed to the build allows CAHFH to spend less on “hard costs,” like subcontractors, to focus on what is truly most important – ensuring the financial success of the homebuyers. A lot goes into building a house. But it’s worth every penny, every drop of sweat, to help a family make that house a home.
The list below gives you some idea of what your contribution to Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity allows us to purchase for the construction of a new home. Every dollar donated helps us provide affordable housing for deserving families!
Your Contribution of:
$50 buys 1 box of 3” Nails
$100 buys 1 Interior Door
$200 buys 1 Window
$500 buys all the studs, cedar siding, or 2 security doors for a house
$750 buys the siding for a House
$1,000 buys all the interior doors for a House, or stone for a House
$1,500 buys all the windows for a House
$2,000 buys all the windows AND doors, or an extra bathroom.
Homebuilder - $75,000
Provides funding to complete construction of 1 house
Contractor - $50,000
Provides funding for substantial construction of 1 house
Crew Leader - $25,000
Provides funding to advance construction of 1 house
Carpenter - $10,000
Provides funding to start construction of 1 house
Organizations can work with other groups to partner together for the completion of a Habitat house. Examples include:
• Provide financial support
• Provide volunteer support
• Provide gifts-in-kind (Professional services,
construction materials/supplies. etc)
CAHFH Sponsorship/Partner Program Guidelines
Organizations who agree to participate in a sponsorship and/or partnering opportunity will commit through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as to what their level of commitment will be and how the funding will be allocated if applicable.