Last month, Keller Williams Young Professionals (KWYP) partnered with Habitat to help us set the stage for our upcoming projects.
Led by Amanda Dobransky, ten members of KWYP volunteered on a sunny (and muddy) Friday morning to spend their morning measuring, digging, and learning all about how to erect dust barriers and prep infrastructure for the Akiyoshi and Flores projects in the Kakaina subdivision of Waimanalo.
While most Habitat volunteers experience what it’s like to build a home, they might not know that there is a lot of site prep needed before we even begin building. Before the foundation can be poured, a Habitat build site needs to be protected by dust barriers to help prevent dirt and other construction debris from reaching surrounding neighbors. This is a tough, yet necessary task – one that KWYP game to take on!
Build day champions
These young professionals did more than just roll-up-their-sleeves to raise dust barriers, though. They also mobilized their friends, colleagues and vendors to raise funds for future Habitat projects. KWYP is the first group to use our new Beyond the Build Day fundraising platform, where anyone can create a personal fundraising page to raise critical dollars that keep our mission going.
They sent emails, texts and used social media to promote their upcoming build day and invited their network to donate to Honolulu Habitat. Amanda, who has a background in fundraising, also created mini-sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to give larger donations in exchange for recognition on their t-shirts and banner. Independent Energy, Aligned Mortgage, Three Weeks to Wander, Diamond Head Home Inspections and Oasis Staging + Design stepped up to help the group reach their fundraising goal.
In total, more than $5,000 was raised for Honolulu Habitat.
“KWYP of Keller Williams Honolulu is grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer and fundraise for this wonderful cause,” said Amanda, KWYP Culture & Outreach Chair, “As realtors, we are aware that safe and affordable housing is an issue for many in Hawaii. Because of that, we want to give back to our community to help make a difference in the lives of the families who will turn these Habitat for Humanity houses into homes.”[photo of check presentation]
We want to give back to our community to help make a difference in the lives of the families who will turn these Habitat for Humanity houses into homes.
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