Buildable Hours 2014

Buildable Hours 2014

Buildable Hours, Inc. is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization of law firms that commit financial and physical resources to build homes with local Habitat for Humanity organizations. It was founded in 2001 by Roger Goldman, a partner in the Washington, D.C. Office of Latham & Watkins, and Scott Michel, a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of Caplin & Drysdale.

Buildable Hours 2014 brings together the financial resources of legal employers and the volunteer labor of summer associates, attorneys and low-income homeowners to build and rehabilitate houses. 

Participating firms spend one day or more on a designated construction site with a combination of lawyers, summer clerks and staff. The financial commitment is less than many traditional summer associate activities and allows firms to give back to the Los Angeles community. This unique experience helps the firm’s staff get to know their summer associates in a different setting, observe the participants’ ability to work together as team players and to tangibly demonstrate their commitment to public service.

Buildable Hours will take place in May, June, July and August 2014. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work on a new construction project in the city of Lynwood dedicated for Buildable Hours.

Sponsorship Information

Weekday Build Day

  • Sponsorship: $2,500
  • Priority Build Day: Wednesday-Friday
  • Volunteer opportunity for up to 20-25 lawyers, summer associates, and staff
  • Group Photo
  • Invitation to the Home Dedication Ceremony for all participants
  • Recognition in HFH GLA’s newsletter and on website
  • Use of HFH GLA logo for promotional tee-shirts for your team members
  • Opportunity to hang a Company Banner on the construction site during the Build Day

Saturday Build Day

  • Sponsorship: $5,000
  • Priority Build Day: Saturday
  • Volunteer opportunity for up to 20-25 lawyers, summer associates, and staff
  • Group Photo
  • Invitation to the Home Dedication Ceremony for all participants
  • Recognition in HFH GLA’s newsletter and on website
  • Use of HFH GLA logo for promotional tee-shirts for your team members
  • Opportunity to hang a Company Banner on the construction site during the Build Day
  • A meet & greet with the Partner Homeowner, who will tell the group about their experience working with HFH GLA and their journey to homeownership
  • Opportunity for a firm representative to be a guest blogger on our blog and reflect on the day.

Build Day Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Registration
  • 8:20 AM Orientation, Safety Briefing & Crew Assignments
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Resume work
  • 3:00 PM Clean Up
  • 3:30 PM Dismissal

Please contact Helen Dosta, Development Manager, at 310-323-4663 ext 110 or e-mail at hdosta@habitatla.org

You may also download the Buildable Hours Pledge Form and return to Helen to register today!

Build Days are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.