Build for Unity - Interfaith Build

Build for Unity will take place in 2023 over Interfaith Harmony Week
February 1st – February 5th, 2023!

Over Interfaith Harmony Week, Habitat will bring together over 250 faith volunteers to help build homes, hope, and community. The week-long Build for Unity event is funded by, powered by, and projects built by the interfaith community in an effort to showcase the power we have as people from all different faiths when we come together as one to build a stronger community. #BuildforUnity

Register to Participate in the Build

Registration includes a build day, t-shirt, lunch, and all materials, equipment, and tools associated with your build day. Participants can register as an individual or as a group to participate. Whether you are interested in participating as a sponsor or an individual, be sure to click here to read about how to take part in Build for Unity!

Please contact Kathy Severson at with any questions about Build for Unity 2023.

About Build for Unity 2022

Participants in Build for Unity raised the funds and provided the volunteer muscle needed to build! Our 2022 Build for Unity took place on Habitat’s 13-home Mandolin Estates development from January 29th-February 5th.

We’d like to say a special thank you to our volunteers and members of the interfaith community that participated this year. Build for Unity brings communities together to build strength, hope, and homes.

Click Here to see photos from this year’s Build for Unity!

The History of Build for Unity

From January 2016- June 2017 in Sacramento, various Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, and other interfaith communities came together to fund and build Habitat homes as a permanent representation of unity within our community.  These homes were made possible through the generosity of 180 different faith communities and individuals who raised the needed resources for the seed funding for the homes and worked side by side to build the homes as a symbol of unity.

Since the pilot Sacramento Build for Unity Project, over 30 cities across the US have started their own Build for Unity projects in their own communities.

How to get involved


Donate to Build for Unity by sending a check to Attn: Build for Unity, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento at 819 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811.

Interfaith Build for Unity Committee

Akram Keval, Chair – Interfaith Council of Sacramento, Muslim Community
John McCormack – St. Mark’s Methodist Church
Miriam McCormack – St. Mark’s Methodist Church
Melanie Mages-Canale – Congregation B’nai Israel, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Elham Snell – B’hai Community, Interfaith Council of Elk Grove
Dick McFarlane – Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Spread the word:

Help spread the word about #BuildforUnity by becoming an ambassador.  Outreach and encourage other local faith, business, community, and government leaders to prayerfully consider partnership with Habitat Greater Sacramento’s work by engaging them in prayer walks, informational meetings, and/or helping lead a coalition of faith partners in collaboration. Share about Build for Unity on social media using #BuildforUnity

Questions about Build for Unity 2023? Contact Kathy Severson at or (916) 440-1215 x1122