Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: Habitat for HumanityDec 15, 2015 Comments (0)
Ninkasi has greatly enjoyed partnering with Habitat for Humanity on several different projects through our Beer is Love program.
We've helped build a local home; participated in the launch of its A Brush with Kindness program to work on projects for local veterans, disabled and elderly homeowners; we've worked on neighborhood revitilization projects in San Diego; and we've helped raise funds and awareness to support its mission to provide affordable homes in communities around the country.
Our latest partnership with this incredible organization involved supporting their Everyday Heroes conference this fall, an event that recognizes one of our favorite groups of people: hard-working volunteers! Since we are all about saying "thank you!" with beer and using it to help people celebrate together, we made sure the conference had some good beer available. Our friends at Habitat for Humanity filled us in on the value of this important conference:
Habitat for Humanity’s singular vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. All over the United States, you will find Habitat for Humanity affiliates - offices of dedicated staff and volunteers building affordable homes and offering affordable home repairs – working toward this mission.
Many states in the U.S. have State Support Organizations (SSO) that support their state’s affiliates though fundraising, training and technical assistance, advocacy, and disaster preparedness. Through a partnership with the SSO’s of Washington and Hawaii, The SSO of Oregon had the opportunity to host their first ever tri-state conference on October 23-24. The goal of this year’s conference, Everyday Heroes, was to recognize the incredible work that the volunteers and staff from the three states do to provide families with affordable home ownership opportunities while equipping them with knowledge and skills to continue positively changing the lives of families in their communities.
Here are some quick numbers from the successful 2015 Fall Conference:
- 4 states represented
- 53 affiliates
- 250 conference registrants
- 7 learning tracks
- 42 workshops
- 46 presenters
- 10.5 hours of training
- 16 exhibitors
- 13 sponsors
After the first and longest day of training, conference goers had the opportunity to sit back, meet new friends and share ideas, while enjoying delicious beer provided by Ninkasi. Thank you, Ninkasi, for being a part of this year’s incredible conference, and for helping us celebrate and inspire our Habitat Heroes!