Our Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Building a Home

At Marketplace Events we strive to create uniquely vibrant marketplaces and believe that homes are integral to our families, customers and community. Marketplace Events  is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our shows provide financial support, product donations through exhibitors, contributions from attendees and advocacy through outreach to our more than 1.5 million attendees and 2 million unique web visitors across North America. Join us in this mission to help build a place to call home for all of those in our communities.

In January 2017, Marketplace Events announced its official partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We have been working with Habitat locally in our show markets for years and with this corporate partnership, we look forward to making an even larger impact both locally and across the globe.

To date, through multiple fundraising initiatives, Marketplace Events has raised $369,105.72 to support Habitat for Humanity's mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We will continue to assist in their mission to create a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.

Since 2017 we have held an annual Hawaii Build + Beach Sweepstakes that combined has raised $220,815.61 and counting! Our 2017 winner, Carrie Le from Falls Church, VA received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii. In addition to building homes, Ms. Le had the opportunity to attend unique cultural demonstrations and enjoy local music and entertainment during the 10-day experience.

Our 2018 winner, Bill Muthig from Buffalo, NY built alongside future homeowners in West Hawaii and was able to take part in their Tiny Homes build as well. Bill shared with us after his experience, “The trip was absolutely incredible! I can honestly say that I have never had a better vacation, and it wasn't so much the fact it was Hawaii, it was the amazing people we met while working with Habitat for Humanity.”

Habitat Winner 2019

Our 2019 winner, Claudia Carriles, from Winnipeg, MB built in October 2019 with her husband, David who had previously built homes in Canada with his workplace. They were thrilled to have this opportunity together to make a difference.

Our 2020/2021 winner, in lieu of traveling to Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island to participate in the 10-day trip, due to personal health issues, selected instead to make a direct donation to the Big Island that facilitated building projects on their list. Here are some photos of the homes & families our generous attendee donations helped facilitate!

Habitat for Humanity Families

2022 Habitat for Humanity Winners of Build and Beach

Our 2022 winner, Nikki Gordon from Salt Lake City traveled to build in September, 2023 with her husband, Dan. They shared with us about their trip: "Everyone at Habitat Hawai'i Island made us feel so welcome! When we weren't painting, caulking, or building - we were exploring! We made it to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during the most recent eruption and had the opportunity to hike KÄ«lauea Iki crater. This was our first trip ever to Hawaii on any of the islands and we are so grateful to be given the opportunity!"




In both 2017 & 2018 the US was hit with historic hurricanes that impacted many communities. We were able to raise $8,532 to support hurricane-affected families through our partner Habitat for Humanity International and their Disaster Response Funds.

Marketplace Events also organizes employee giving campaigns which have raised $106,888.02 from employees, friends, family and generous corporate matching gifts. Teams held ice cream socials, product auctions, bake sales, and more to raise funds. Plus, employees were given time to volunteer with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. and Canada in ReStores and on home builds next to future Habitat homeowners!

Plus, with additional special fundraising opportunities and donations throughout 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2022 we raised another $27,292.37 towards our overall total.

Team fundraising for Habitat for Humanity

Donate to Habitat for Humanity

We believe that every child needs a place to call home. A place where they can grow up healthy, be safe, learn and dream. Help us as we help children and families build a more secure future.

Ty Talks About Habitat for Humanity
Ty Pennington, former Marketplace Events spokesperson, encourages us to support Habitat for Humanity in our local area. Make a difference!

About Habitat for Humanity  
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Habitat for Humanity

In addition to our work with Habitat for Humanity, Marketplace Events has donated $754,309 worth of tickets to VetTix.org since 2018. Vet Tix provides event tickets to service members and veterans to encourage them to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We are proud to help Vet Tix support veterans by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service.

Vet Tix Tickets for Military and Veterans



Do you want to help Habitat for Humanity and be part of building a home alongside a future Habitat homeowner? You can win this wonderful trip to build and enjoy Hawaii's Big Island.

Visit the Sweepstakes page for more information and to enter.



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2020 Golden
Halo Award

Habitat for Humanity has been named the recipient of the 2020 Golden Halo Award – Non Profit of the Year. This prestigious recognition, awarded by Engage for Good, is the highest honor for nonprofits who, alongside corporate partners, have a profound and meaningful impact on society. 

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