There are many ways to get involved!

Get involved with Homes of Living Hope by participating in the construction of a container. These projects positively impact communities locally and around the world. 

​Join homes of Living Hope on an ongoing basis right here at home. We need your help with administrative tasks, public relations, graphic design, and event planning

Help our partner organizations by gathering resources such as sanitation supplies, school materials, or sporting equipment to fill a container

There are endless reasons to become involved in a Homes of Living Hope project. With small inputs from your group, whether a church, school, or community volunteer group, a huge impact can be made in the lives of others. Our container transformation projects are excellent team-building exercises. Build-outs offer opportunities for your volunteer group to socially engage through hands-on participation. All that is required of sponsors is the desire to make a difference for others. Homes of Living Hope will provide you with the resources necessary to create a life-giving facility for communities in need all over the world. Small efforts combine to produce amazing outcomes!

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The best part about converting a container? The chance to fill it up with supplies to help the recipient community. Consider gathering supplies such as…

Getting Started

Homes of Living Hope has helped construct containers for various organizations, churches, and schools, and so we have created a plan to help your project go off without a hitch. Here is a quick how-to guide in starting your own container project!

STEP 1: GOALS
Consider the wants and needs of both donors and recipients. Factor in practical, spiritual, and financial benefits for everyone involved.


STEP 2: TIMING
Plan when you want to start and finish the project. Build in some flexibility as needed.


STEP 3: FLOOR PLAN
Decide upon the scope of the project, then choose from a variety of floor plan options. Click here to see the different types of containers.

STEP 4: LOCATION
Establish a construction site in your own backyard, at a business, church, or other facility.


STEP 5: FINANCES
Determine funding goals and how they will be met, with sustainability as the ultimate aim.


STEP 6: BEGIN CONSTRUCTION
Homes of Living Hope will help you throughout the entire process. Click here to contact us and get started!

FAQ

Homes of Living Hope seeks to facilitate hands-on service activities for volunteers, that not only offer the opportunity give back to the local and international community, but also allow volunteers to learn and develop social bonds along the way. Some projects have involved as few as 10 to 15 dedicated individuals while others as many as 600, including participants from large high schools and even a correctional service facility. Schools, churches, community groups, businesses and their staff as well as non-affiliated individuals, are typically all part of a HoLH project.

The facility is ready for its operations upon arrival in its recipient country. It is therefore not necessary that any of the remodeling work be done by certified tradesmen at the recipient site. It is strongly encouraged, however, that there is at least one person on the team that is familiar with general construction and interpretation of provided blue prints.

The space required for a container is equivalent to five parking spaces for each 40-foot container. Each additional 20-foot container would require the equivalent of two to three more parking spaces. Ideally, containers are placed in highly visible locations to promote community interest and interaction. Attention drawn to the project will help to engage more individuals in the project.

Homes of Living Hope has a list of potential recipients in foreign countries whose vision for a new facility is ready to be adopted. Potential project donors can evaluate any number of these potential recipients to determine a best fit for the donor’s overall goals. If a potential project donor is already involved with a specific potential recipient that may benefit from the donation project, we believe you should consider that as your first option. Homes of Living Hope looks forward to partnering with you in that exploration process and will provide you with information to help with your evaluation.

Shipping containers are readily available across the country from either transport or mobile storage companies. Homes of Living Hope will provide you with specific guidelines in buying the container from a local supplier in order to meet shipment criteria. We will be glad to connect and help make the necessary arrangements with shipment centers in your local area. Should you not feel comfortable with the purchase, or not able to find a local provider, we will gladly assist with the purchase.

Homes of Living Hope manages transportation logistics for completed facilities, and will provide specific guidelines for supporting roles of both donor and recipient partners.

See above for the six steps in getting started.

Our container conversion projects are based on the “stone soup concept”. If you are unfamiliar with this old fable, it basically means that everyone contributes something small – time, talent, or treasures – to make something great to complete the project.

There are three important factors that determine the cost scope of the project: facility floor plan, donor and recipient location (ocean and land transportation), and participation goals (volunteers vs. paid contractors).

Our container conversion projects are based on the “stone soup concept”. If you are unfamiliar with this old fable, it basically means that everyone contributes something small – time, talent, or treasures – to make something great to complete the project.

There are three important factors that determine the cost scope of the project: facility floor plan, donor and recipient location (ocean and land transportation), and participation goals (volunteers vs. paid contractors).

All works on this site, including written materials, artwork, graphics, photographs, sound recordings, and video (collectively the “Copyrighted Materials”), are copyrighted by Homes of Living Hope. All rights are reserved. Users are permitted and encouraged to download, reproduce, and distribute the copyrighted materials to inform others about their Homes of Living Hope project and the work of Homes of Living Hope in general. Provided however that the copyrighted materials are not altered in any way, are reproduced in their entirety and no fee beyond the actual cost of reproduction is charged.

It is prohibited to use any copyrighted materials to promote a project that Homes of Living Hope is not a partner to or have written knowledge of.

Support

 

Homes of Living Hope relies solely on the generosity of our donors which include companies, foundations, and individuals. Financial gifts and gifts in-kind are the sole source of support for Homes of Living Hope projects. Your contribution to HoLH is the most efficient donation you can make today as there are no paid staff members in our organization. 100% of all donations are applied toward the mission of transforming containers into functional facilities that serve underprivileged communities.Homes of Living Hope relies solely on the generosity of our donors which include companies, foundations, and individuals. Financial gifts and gifts in-kind are the sole source of support for Homes of Living Hope projects. Your contribution to HoLH is the most efficient donation you can make today as there are no paid staff members in our organization. 100% of all donations are applied toward the mission of transforming containers into functional facilities that serve underprivileged communities.

 

Financial

Double Your Donation with Corporate Matching

Did you know that your generous donation to Homes of Living Hope could be doubled at no cost to you? Many companies have Matching Gift Programs that will match the amount of your tax deductible donation.

In-Kind

In-kind donations are critical to the mission of Homes of Living Hope. Each project requires generous donations to help deliver a successful facility. Groups interested in donating building supplies and materials can significantly reduce the container costs. Building materials examples include:
  • 2×4′s
  • Plywood
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Paneling
  • Paint
  • Weather-proofing
  • Screws/Nails
  • Wiring
  • PVC pipe
Each HoLH Project Needs:

110

2′ x 4′

1,000 sq ft 

wall and ceiling panels

10 gallons 

 paint

320 sq ft 

flooring

200

volunteer hours

1

shipping container

Since the container has to maintain its shipping integrity throughout the build, we take advantage of its primary function in delivering it to its final destination. Prior to shipping, the container is filled with humanitarian aid to be sent along with the facility to the community in need. The items that are packed should include supplies for the type of facility that is being sent (i.e. medical supplies to accompany a medical clinic); but can also include:

 

Tools

  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers

Sports Equipment

  • Soccer balls
  • Basketballs 
  • Shoes
  • Bikes

Aid

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Gift Boxes
  • Clothing

Gather

Kenzie – I THINK this is the volunteer section.  Does it make sense for Ally’s info to go here?  -Tricia

Have your own idea of volunteering? Let us know!

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There are a plethora of opportunities to becomeinvolved with Homes of Living Hope. With all of the need in the world, there is no limit to the amount of help we can use. There are many ways to donate resources, money, time and talent towards a cause that interests you! Your contributions, no matter how large or small, make a huge impact in the lives of people around the world.

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Where the money goes

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*percentages based off of 2012 financials

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Homes of Living Hope will accept unrestricted gifts as well as gifts restricted for specific projects or services. These gifts may be in the form of cash, equipment, stocks, property, or in-kind services on behalf of Homes of Living Hope. Contributions may be received for all Homes of Living Hope projects as well as to support general operating and capital development.

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Akey aspect of each and every Homes of Living Hopeproject is the volunteers. Without volunteers, the cost of the transforming containers into facilities would be significantly higher. There are jobs for everyone, from young children who can help paint, to experienced contractors that installstructural features. Whether you have a few hours or a few weeks of time to volunteer, there is a job waiting for you!

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Double Your Donation with a Corporate Matching Gift

Did you know that your generous donation to Homes of Living Hope could be doubled at no cost to you? Many companies have Matching Gift Programs that will match the amount of your tax deductible donation. See if your company will match your gift and double your donation!

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Donated building supplies and materials cansignificantly reducethe cost of theproject. We also fill each container with humanitarian aid before shipping that benefitrecipient communities. Click here to see examplesof supplies, building materials, and aid that each project needs. As always, feel free to contact us if you havesomething you would like to contribute to a current or future project.

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