When it was founded in June of 2010, HYP was one of the first young professional organizations in the Denver Metro Area to truly provide young professionals the opportunity to both network and participate in a charity and give back to their community.
- Raised nearly $20,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
- Held our 2nd annual Emerging Leaders Build
- Continued to facilitate mentoring Happy Hours with HFMD Board Members - we held five in 2016 alone!
- Raised nearly $30,000, with the majority of donations acquired at inaugural events Emerging Leaders Build and Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
- Facilitated mentoring Happy Hours with the HFHMD Board Members
- Raised over $5,000 at the HYP Silent Auction and Networking Gala
- Filled volunteer spots for 3 Build Days and continued to recruit members
- Title and Presenting Sponsor for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project “Raise the Roof” Gala
- Featured charity for the Denver Rave Run and Firefly Run
- Raised nearly $60,000 through member contributions and fundraising events
- Partial home sponsor for two Habitat homes and families
- Participate in more than 15 build days on various Habitat Metro Denver homes
Habitat for Humanity
Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976 during their time at Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Georgia. At Koinonia, Fuller and Koinonia farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan developed the concept of “partnership housing” as a solution to poverty. The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. The houses would be built at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans. Building costs would be financed by a revolving fund called “The Fund for Humanity.”
The Fund for Humanity’s mission statement said: “What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance. The Fund for Humanity will meet both of these needs. Money for the fund will come from shared gifts by those who feel they have more than they need and from non-interest bearing loans from those who cannot afford to make a gift but who do want to provide working capital for the disinherited . . . The fund will give away no money. It is not a handout.” As a direct result, Habitat was built on the idea of providing a hand up, not a hand out.
Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide. For more information about Habitat, visit www.habitat.org.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver
HFHMD was founded in 1979 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since 1979, HFHMD has built more than 500 homes in partnership with more than 1,700 adults and children in five county metro Denver. Habitat is about more than housing.
These homes are more than roofs and walls. Habitat homes provide opportunities… to gather for meals, to have a safe and quiet place to study, to learn life lessons, and to find peace. Habitat provides the foundation for hard working, low-income people to grow into their full potential.
To learn more about HFHMD’s work, visit www.habitatmetrodenver.org.