Corporate Builds: Every Company Can Build a Better World

Looking for a compelling way to host your next employee meeting while doing something meaningful and fun? Partner with us on a corporate build event! Partnering with Habitat SKC is an excellent way to offer employee engagement and team-building opportunities, promote your company’s strong commitment to social responsibility, and make a lasting impact on your community.

Habitat SKC works with corporations of all sizes to build customized partnerships, including:

Sponsored, employee Team Builds on construction sites and Habitat Stores

Financial support including corporate contributions, employee giving campaigns, and event sponsorship

• In-kind product donations for homes, such as paint, flooring, windows and doors, landscaping materials, etc.

• In-kind trade services for homes, such as civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, etc.

In-kind donations to Stores of building materials, lighting, furniture, appliances, sinks, cabinets and other goods

Cause Marketing programs that allow your customers to give back (or get involved)

• Employee membership in our young professionals group, HYP

In addition to versatile Build Day experiences and partnership types, participating companies receive a wealth of financial and promotional benefits by being an official Habitat SKC partner. Benefits include priority access to unparalleled team building events (New Construction Builds, Stores or Repairs), meaningful, life-changing engagements with families building self-reliance, brand association with one of the most recognized and trusted nonprofit organizations in the world, visibility across multiple media platforms, tax deductions for financial and in-kind contributions, and more!

When you partner with Habitat SKC, you transform lives today and for generations to come. Sponsorships offset the hard cost of labor, materials, tools and land to help make our work possible. From Redmond to Federal Way, Seattle to North Bend, and many more communities in between, Habitat SKC has built, renovated and repaired more than 700 homes serving more than 2,000 residents over the past three decades.

To learn more about becoming a Habitat SKC corporate partner, contact Amy Farrier, Chief Development Officer at amy.farrier@habitatskc.org or Alex Wyatt, Corporate Relations Manager alex.wyatt@habitatskc.org.

Become a Winter Warrior!

Habitat SKC needs your help this winter to continue building safe, stable, affordable homes!

Our construction and repair/resale sites operate year-round and the winter can be the toughest season for volunteers and homeowners. Starting in January every time you volunteer on a Habitat SKC construction or repair/resale site not only are you giving your time and effort, but earning prizes!

We are calling on you to keep our projects on track during this cold and wet time of year – it’s a great time to be freezin’ for a reason! 


Starting January 2022 through March 2022 here’s the multiple ways you can get involved, earn rewards, and become a Habitat SKC Winter Warrior:

Volunteer once – receive a hard hat sticker

The top winners who put in the most hours from January through March will receive a personal Winter Warrior surprise!

Top 10 Winners – receive a Habitat gift

Top #1 Winner – receive a personal Winter Warrior surprise!


How to Register:

For anyone looking to become a Habitat SKC Winter Warrior, we need you to register with a Habitat account through here seattle-habitat.volunteerhub.com. From there you will need to sign the waiver and sign up prior to the build day in order to be allowed on site. The rest of the process is outlined below:  

To get started we need everyone to register with a Habitat account and sign up at least three days prior to the build to be allowed on site. 

  1. Go to Volunteer Hub and either log in to your existing account or create a new account.
  2. Click your desired Winter Warrior Day from the Calendar  (Any construction, repairs, or stores day between Jan 1- Mar 31)
  3. Review and Register: Read the details about what to bring, where to park, Covid safety protocols, etc. Click “Sign Up” 
  4. Check your email for confirmation. NOTE: If you do not receive the confirmation email with a subject including: “Event Registration Complete,” then you are NOT registered.  

For group scheduling, questions or trouble getting signed up, please email volunteer@habitatskc.org  

Habitat SKC’s Volunteer of the Year 2021: Steve Hill

Steve Hill holding volunteer of the year award

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County held its Volunteer Appreciation night last week and honored Steve Hill with the award for Volunteer of the Year 2021. Steve Hill’s list of volunteer commitments is long and impressive. He is a man full of compassion for people and communities.

Steve’s career spanned work with public agencies and in the private sector, eventually retiring as senior vice president of human resources for the Weyerhaeuser Company after a 32-year career. From there, he turned his attention to civic activism, using his amazing tenacity to benefit countless organizations. He is currently a member of the Boards for The Seattle Foundation, The Seattle Colleges, and SEIU Home Health Care Workers Trust. He also provides leadership and board development mentorship to a number of small nonprofits. The common thread among all of them is how he helps them respond to the needs of the community. Steve exemplifies the true spirit of volunteerism and community.

During his time with Habitat, Steve has been a Habitat board member and board president and is currently a member of the Resource Development Committee.

His most ambitious project to date began in 2019 with the Weyerhaeuser Alumni Campaign. Steve led a group of eight retired executives who had worked together at Weyerhaeuser Company on a campaign to sponsor a “Habitat House a Year.” The campaign resulted in pledges from 94 of their former colleagues who committed $1.18 million over five years to two Habitat affiliates. These funds will sponsor ten houses over five years: five homes in each of the two affiliates– Seattle-King County and Tacoma-Pierce County. Steve’s leadership set the tone in creating a truly inclusive, exciting, and effective campaign that raised an impressive $1.18 million for Habitat.

2022 Legislative Agenda

Now more than ever, affordable housing is crucially important.

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties proudly advocates on behalf of deserving families through its Cost of Home campaign — supporting more affordable housing across the state.

End Exclusionary Zoning

Washington State has a long and sordid history with exclusionary zoning. From the use of racial covenants and redlining maps to keep Black, Indigenous, and people of color out of neighborhoods that were predominantly White to the use of modern-day exclusionary zoning methods, keeping high-value homes and neighborhoods unreachable through so-called single-family zoning and not allowing any tools that could bring housing affordability to these desirable neighborhoods. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties calls on the legislature to look to the examples of Oregon and Walla Walla and end the practice of exclusionary zoning in Washington State.

Invest in the Housing Trust Fund

The lack of affordable housing and affordable homeownership opportunities continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing Washington today. While we have continued to invest in housing through the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, much more needs to be done. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties urges the state legislature to significantly increase the allocation for the Housing Trust Fund, to set a statutory floor for homeownership funding in the HTF, and to equalize the award limits between construction types.

Support Permanently Affordable Homeownership

While we drastically need more investment in affordable housing across the board, we also need to make deliberate investments in permanently affordable homeownership here in Washington State. The reality is the disparity between Washington State’s support for rental, shelter, and supportive services housing and Washington’s support for homeownership is roughly 20 to 1 in favor of rentals, shelter, and supportive services. That is a massive racial and economic equity issue, because it ensures developers build only rentals in communities of color, denying families opportunities to build equity. We at Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties strongly support the creation of new avenues of support for permanently affordable homeownership, because we need long term solutions to address this crisis.