GivingTuesday

There is a major need in California to train construction professionals, and we have students who want to learn the skills. Please send your gift by December 3rd.

GivingTuesday

There is a major need in California to train construction professionals, and we have students who want to learn the skills. Please send your gift by December 3rd.

GivingTuesday

There is a major need in California to train construction professionals, and we have students who want to learn the skills. Please send your gift by December 3rd.

DECEMBER 3, 2019

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GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. On December 3rd, the California Homebuilding Foundation needs your help supporting students enrolled in the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) high school construction training program. Over 5,500 BITA students statewide are gaining the necessary skills and confidence to pursue meaningful careers in the building industry. Your gift will provide more schools the opportunity for students to receive training.

Dear Friends, our industry is in trouble.

The Great Recession left a void in the building workforce that has not been filled. Meanwhile, our state's governor has set an ambitious goal to build 3.5 million new homes by 2025 to combat homelessness and affordability.

But who will build these homes? Where are the skilled and qualified workers, ready to tackle California's demand for housing?

This is where CHF's Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) program comes in. BITA is a four-year construction training program that gives students the practical knowledge of the construction industry to enter the workforce right after graduation or apply academic credits to college courses.

BITA is inclusive of all students of every ethnic background, gender, and socioeconomic status. Through BITA, students are given the tools to provide for themselves, their families, and their futures.

Your support of BITA provides students opportunities for success in homebuilding and construction, but this program is only active in 32 schools statewide. Construction training courses are in high demand. Your gift will provide hands-on education to more schools and more students in California.

This GivingTuesday, I ask you to help us raise $20,000 for BITA and provide students hope and a path to great possibilities in our industry.

There is a fundamental need in California to train more students to work in the construction industry. We have students who want to learn construction skills.

Please donate to BITA today and make a lasting impact. Your help is needed.

Sincerely yours,

Terri Brunson, CHF Executive Director

Your help is needed

Your donation, no matter how small, provides BITA students with a fulfilling career path and the drive to better themselves and do something that matters.

Gifts for ‘Work Ready Scholarships” provide real-world impact and allow you to make a difference in the lives of so many students.

  • $500 provides hand tools for one classroom of first-year BITA students to learn the basics.
  • $250 funds one classroom field trip to a job site to study real-world building practices.
  • $100 buys sketchpads and triangular scales for students learning the principles of architecture and design.
  • $75 affords a pair of steel toe boots for a student in the annual Design/Build Competition.
  • $50 gives one student a hard hat and safety goggles for everyday use to complete required projects.

Your gift improves the industry and changes lives. Thank you for making a difference.