Special Events


Live Music * Face Painting * Clowns * Moon Bounce * Home Depot Kid's Workshop * Great Food

Saturday, April 8, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Habitat ReStore, 7952 Crestwood Blvd. in Irondale

Team Registration and Ticket Sales Now Open

BBQ for Building is an annual fundraising event benefiting Habitat Birmingham’s housing ministry. Event proceeds help to build and sale a house in partnership with a family in need of quality, affordable housing. (Habitat houses are not given away.)


BBQ for Building is focused on family fun, community involvement and great food. Grilling and cooking teams prepare favorite signature dishes to share ranging from barbeque, sausage, chicken, and hamburgers to stew, chili, soups, and desserts. Ticket purchasers are eligible to cast a vote for their favorite dish. Top scoring teams in each category (determined by People’s Choice voting) receive a cash prize. 2nd place winners in each category receive a trophy. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.


All category winners and event highlights will be posted at habitatbirmingham.org and #HabitatBham

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Thank you 2016 BBQ for Building Sponsors! Amwaste, LLC; Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services; BBVA Compass; Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Bright Future Electric, LLC; Brooks Financial Services, LLC; HealthSouth; Home Depot; Hot 107.7; Jox 94.5; Milo’s Tea; NASH ICON 99.5; The Caring Foundation; Trim Tab Brewing Co.; WAPI 1070

BUILDING ON FAITH - March 2, 2017

Building On Faith is a house-building initiative designed to join together congregations of all faiths and membership sizes to build a house in partnership with families in need of quality, affordable housing. The concept is based on going out into the community to serve others, in the way Jesus’ apostles served. House construction takes place during Lent and Advent Seasons.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - November 30 - December 14, 2017

Home for the Holidays is an annual 10-day house building tradition in partnership with a media sponsor and other organizations with one common goal - enabling a deserving family to purchase a 'Home for the Holidays' just in time for Christmas. Partners participate in house construction and their organization is highlighted through television advertising. Join us for Home for the Holidays 2017.

Thank you 2016 Home for the Holidays sponsors! ABC 33/40, Altec/Styslinger Foundation, Amerex Corporation, Birmingham Association of Realtors, Buffalo Rock - Pepsi, Cobbs Allen, CraneWorks, First U.S. Bank, Hanna Steel, ibml, KAMTEK, Lhoist North America, Marathon Electrical, Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, Regions, Samford University, Southland Tube, Springer Equipment Company, Stewart of Alabama, Town & Country Ford

WOMEN BUILD - Saturday, May 6, 2017 

Registration opens April 1

Women Build is a house construction project funded and built by women in partnership with Lowe's. More than 80,000 women from all 50 states participated in the eight previous National Women Build events nationwide. No construction skills required. Minimum age to participate is 14. Learn/use construction skills, develop friendships, have fun, make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of family's in need of affordable, quality housing. $25 registration fee.


Youth are invited to make a difference in their community during summer vacation. The goal of Students for Change is to make critical repairs to existing homes - whether the need is wheelchair ramps, fresh coat of paint or landscaping. These repairs help revitalize the community by improving the exterior appearance while also serving the needs of the homeowner. No prior construction experience or knowledge is necessary. A trained Habitat Construction Site Supervisor will be on site offering instruction, safety orientation, and guidance throughout the project. Sign up to volunteer

HOME BUILDERS BLITZ - August 24 - August 31, 2017

Volunteer Registration Opens June 1

Home Builders Blitz engages professional home builders, subcontractors and suppliers in the home-building industry to build multiple houses simultaneously in one week. This annual house-building event increases Habitat Birmingham's house building capacity by continuing regular build schedules while professional home builders coordinate and execute the Blitz doing what they do best - organizing subs and suppliers to build houses. Planning has begun for our 2016 Home Builders Blitz. If you are a builder, subcontractor, or a company wanting to get involved, contact Habitat to find out how you can participate.



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