The cost is $1,100 per person, not including airfare to San Diego. (The increase in price reflects a material cost and inflation adjustment that went into effect on 11/1/2022).
We recognize this is large amount per person and encourage fundraising to defray the cost. We also like to think of it as a charitable donation that we get to hand deliver. Your entire fee is tax deductible (as is your airfare if the trip is solely for the purposes of building).
Your $1,100 fee covers seven key things:
HOH House- the majority of your fee goes towards the total cost of the Homes of Hope house and furniture package ($10,700).
School Uniforms- a new uniform for each school age child in the family (children cannot attend public school without an official uniform at a cost of $85 each)
Food- breakfast and dinner are served on campus and lunch/snacks are provided on the build site. Bottled water is readily available on both the campus and build site.
Accommodations-extremely comfortable hotel style rooms with private bathroom.
Transportation-a chartered bus from/to San Diego airport as well as transportation to the build site.
Staff- YWAM provides necessary staff including builders, translators, hosts, drivers, cooks, etc.
Other- Wi-fi, bedding in rooms, HOH shirts, meeting facilities, etc.
On the second day of the build, we will surprise the receiving family with a shopping trip! The shopping trip is funded through extra donations and we typically give between $500-$800 dollars (the equivalent of several months salary). This is a great opportunity for our younger builders to get engaged prior to the trip with bake sales, raffles, odd jobs, etc.