Hope Builders: Empowering Communities, Investing in Lives

Habitat-Spokane’s First Annual Luncheon Fundraiser

Thursday, April 27th, 2017     11:30 AM – 1 PM

Spokane Convention Center’s Centennial Ballroom (Located behind the Double Tree Hotel)

334 W. Spokane Falls BLVD.

We need your support at our annual luncheon, our most important fundraiser of the year. We hope you can join us as we celebrate YOU and all who have impacted and inspired us as partners in our work to change lives by stabilizing neighborhoods and helping families stay connected to their cultural, family, and faith networks. This year, we will honor Habitat’s very first champion and life-long volunteer, Clive Rainey, as our keynote speaker. We hope to see you on April 27th as we honor Clive, reflect on our work together and raise critical funds to create and preserve more affordable housing for families in Spokane County.

Keynote Speaker: Clive Rainey

Clive Rainey joined Habitat for Humanity International on April 1, 1977, soon after the organization was formed, as its first volunteer. One of his early duties was serving as chair of the family selection committee for the house-building program of Koinonia, a rural Christian community where the idea of building homes in partnership with the poor was conceived. It was Rainey who brought the concept of “Sweat Equity” to Koinonia—and ultimately Habitat – after learning that developers of middle-class housing sometimes used a family’s unskilled labor on their house in lieu of a down payment. Today “Sweat Equity” is a key part of every Habitat build in 80 countries worldwide.

During his 35 years of service with Habitat, Rainey has traveled the worked and has challenged Habitat affiliates to serve as leaders in their own communities in the effort to eliminate substandard housing. He has urged affiliates to plan for and work towards significant increases in their own housing production and to create collaborative partnerships with other housing providers, local governments, civic groups, churches and other organizations and individuals in order to meet Habitat’s goal of eliminating substandard housing worldwide. Through his work, Clive Rainey helped to make Habitat for Humanity one of the most recognized brands in the world.