Often when small groups want to participate in the building of Habitat for Humanity homes, there is an initial stumbling block – fundraising. Volunteer “Build Days” for groups of 20-25 people include a fundraising element in which the group commits to raise $5,000 together to cover material expenses for the fun and engaging day of service.
Recently, LA OUT (Los Angeles Organization of Ultimate Teams) experienced this challenge – but Habitat LA quickly learned that Ultimate Teams are capable of achieving anything they put their minds to!
LA OUT’s goal is to grow the sport of Ultimate [Frisbee] in the Los Angeles area by providing playing opportunities for people of all skill levels. Habitat LA helped LA OUT create a fundraising webpage and the generous group easily surpassed their goal of $5,000 and raised $7,507!
The group of 25 Ultimate aficionados enjoyed an engaging “Build Day” at Habitat LA’s current Long Beach site in early February. The group leader, Remy Schor, said, “Habitat LA had some good advice and suggestions – and it was extremely helpful that we were able to use the fundraising website that was set up by the organization!”
Additionally, volunteer Eileen Dulce said, “I really enjoyed the time I had working on the houses in Long Beach. This was my first time volunteering with Habitat LA and I had such a blast! I am hoping to work on more projects in the future.”
Thank you LA OUT for helping to build homes for local families in need of decent shelter! Your fundraising and volunteer efforts are the ultimate in putting love into action!