Hands of Hope 2007
12 Homes in 12 Months

Hands of Hope

Our Mission: “To impact and improve the lives of others.”

Our Goal: Significance.

Because we strive to live out company’s core values and what we teach through our training programs, Buffini & Company is excited to announce our expanded partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. In 2006, we built four homes in storm-ravaged Louisiana; in 2007 we’ll build 12 more in our major market areas throughout the country.

Our first Hands of Hope project in Baton Rouge 2006 saw such incredible success we knew we had to forge ahead - no holds barred. So, Hands of Hope will continue bringing hope and homes to families in need throughout the coming year. And because you’re an integral part of the Buffini & Company Community, there are great opportunities for you to help.

If you’re well along the road to Significance and would like to volunteer, we’d love for you to fill one of the 240 openings available for each project. And if you’re not at the point where you’re able to attend, not to worry, you can still be part of the solution. Buffini & Company’s Foundation, The Providence Systems Foundation will be actively fundraising for these 12 homes. Donations, in any amount, will play a pivotal role in the success of our efforts. Building 12 homes is a costly task, but one that’s well worth it given the returns…

Remembering the Baton Rouge event, Dan Bogojevich, one of the catalysts behind it all, reflects, “It’s a beautiful thing to watch the people you help; to see their faces as a new hope is born. Individuals who have built homes and lives, only to lose it all—so that their few remaining possessions fit in a small car’s trunk—are given an opportunity to begin again. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it reflects in their eyes. They have a renewed strength, resolve and confidence for the future.”

And in the end, it all comes down to this: People reaching out in a singleness of purpose to help other people in need. It’s not about you, but rather your neighbor. To volunteer or donate is a chance to give back, because you realize you’ve been given so much.

If you’re excited about the possibilities and would like to help out, there are a few things to know that’ll help you prepare…

These projects will be eight-day, “Blitz Build,” “hands-on” efforts with volunteers from the Buffini & Company Community as well as Servant Leaders from its staff. Keep in mind that those who participate don’t need to be construction “experts” and will be working on framing, roofing, siding, painting, and landscaping. Onsite volunteers are also needed as medical first responders and to help with registration, clean up, and food service.

Volunteers are responsible for their travel and lodging expenses for this project, while Buffini & Company will cover lunches, onsite supplies, and T-shirts. Our tentative locations and dates for 2007 are:

  • Orlando, Florida (Jan. 6-13, 2007)
  • Phoenix, Arizona (Jan. 20-27, 2007)
  • Milpitas, California (Feb. 10-17, 2007)
  • Santa Maria, California (Mar. 3-10, 2007)
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Mar. 24-31, 2007)
  • Nassau, Delaware (Apr. 7-14, 2007)
  • Dallas, Texas (Apr. 28 - May 5, 2007)
  • Waukegan, Illinois (May 26 - June 2, 2007)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (Jun. 9-16, 2007)
  • New Britain, Pennsylvania (Jun. 23-30, 2007)
  • Seattle, Washington (Jul. 21-28, 2007)

And if you’d like to donate, please visit the Providence Systems Foundation Donation section.