Bid to Build


Thank you to this year's guests & sponsors!


Our biggest fundraising event of the year was Saturday, May 19, 2018. Thank you to every guest, sponsor, volunteer and vendor who made our 2018 Bid to Build: Annual Auction & Celebration a success. We raised more than $130,000 to help provide affordable home ownership in Washtenaw County.

Become a Sponsor

To become a 2019 sponsor, contact Karol Chubb.

volunteer & partner of the year

Each year, Habitat recognizes a volunteer and partner who have gone above and beyond to support our mission of building stronger communities.  This year, we recognized Toyota Motor North America Research & Development as the 2018 Partner of the Year and Don Redding as our 2018 Volunteer of the Year. To view past recipients and learn more, click here.


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Contractor Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor

Level One Bank


Journeyman Sponsors


Ken Cook’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Anne & Mike Rivard

Apprentice Sponsors

Current Magazine

Tony & Barbara Eichmuller

Garrett Popcorn

Great Lakes GrowthWorks

Tropical Smoothie Cafe


Building on Faith


Starting in September 2018, Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial came together to offer Thrivent members and local volunteers the chance to help build stronger homes and stronger communities. During Building on Faith 2018, approximately 80 volunteers supported Habitat projects in Washtenaw County by helping current local residents with yard and community clean up and renovating a home for a future Habitat homeowner.

Building on faith 2018 activities

On Sept. 15, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley hosted it’s first-ever Neighborhood Clean Up day in partnership with Thrivent, where more than 40 volunteers helped West Willow neighborhood residents with yard clean up, moving items to the dumpster and into the ReStore truck for resale.

On Oct. 5 and 6, roughly 20 volunteers helped build a garage at the future home of the Hardy Family


Building on faith 2019

Plans are being discussed for additional neighborhood work in partnership with Thrivent. Stay tuned for more information or contact Leah Borst at to learn more.


Planned Giving

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A gift in your will or revocable trust can deliver a lasting gift to Habitat that will impact many lives to come. This can be a strong solution if you do not have the means to make your gift today, but would like to make a strong impact tomorrow.

Contact Laura Town at 734.882.2005 for more information.

charitable gift annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a way of giving to Habitat, while still receiving a lifetime stream of annual income. You transfer your cash or property to Habitat and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life, at a rate based on your age.

Contact Laura Town at 734.882.2005 for more information.



Direct your IRA plan administrator to distribute your preferred amount to Habitat. If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, this distribution is tax-free up to $100,000 for one calendar year.

Retirement plans

Naming Habitat as your retirement plan beneficiary is also a simple way of ensuring your impact. This can be a strong solution if you do not have the means to make your gift today, but would like to make a strong impact tomorrow.


March - May 2018
15 teams, 180 Women, 1 Goal of $50,000


Local women join together to build a home for a low-income, hardworking woman in the community. 15 teams of 8-12 women will work together to raise $50,000 to support renovation costs for the Women Build house.  Individuals can participate on select days for $75/ person. All donations made before May 12 will be matched up to $20,000 by the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation.

In 2017, our Women Build Teams and Corporate Sponsors collectively raised $39,416 and volunteered over 770 hours to support affordable housing in our community.

join us!

1. Volunteer with us! Reach $75 in donations and build with us during a public volunteer date on Sat., March 10, Fri. March 16, Sat. April 21 or Fri. May 4. Sign up today!

2. Gather a group to build! Reach $1,000 in donations and get a closed volunteer day during March – May! Sign up to become a fundraiser now!

3. Become a sponsor! Become an official Women Build supporter by donating more than $1,000 & get closed volunteer day(s) for your friends, family or employees! Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

4. Spread the Word! Follow us, tweet us and share our Women Build news. Encourage your friends, family & co-workers to join you, too! Find us @H4HHuronValley


history & national impact

In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, N.C.,  came together to build a stronger, safer community and completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. With that event, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program were planted. Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley participated in its first women build program in 2009 and has been empowering women to address and help solve the housing crises in their own neighborhood.  Since that time Women Build has helped to complete numerous homes for low-income families in Washtenaw County.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors


Veterans Build

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Veterans Build is an opportunity for local veterans and supporters to take a proactive step in building the future for a local veteran and her family. Honor Veterans Day with us by joining us as a volunteer or sponsor to help build a strong and stable home for a local veteran and her family.


Become an official 2018 Veterans Build sponsor and gain a closed volunteer build day for 8 - 12 of your employees, friends or family on our Veterans Build home! Veterans Build sponsors will be recognized on our website, signage on the build site and at the home dedication.

Contact James Hannah at to become a Veterans Build partner!

Volunteer with us

Groups of 8 - 12 volunteers will work 9 AM - 4 PM on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 with a lunch break around noon (lunch is not provided). No construction experience is necessary! We request a donation of $75 to participate and cover the cost of materials and supervision associated with the build day.