Social Responsibility

Clayton Team Members Open Doors for Local Families with Habitat for Humanity

June 29, 2023

Clayton strives to always be a force for good in the communities where we live and work. While Clayton seeks to do good throughout our business, we know that real impact comes from empowering our team members to make a difference themselves.

Clayton Impact® provides all our team members with paid volunteer time off. Clayton encourages team members to volunteer independently for causes that resonate with them and provides several company-organized volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Since the program’s inception, Clayton team members have volunteered over 51,000 hours.

In 2022, Clayton partnered with both the Blount County and Knoxville Habitat for Humanity organizations to sponsor new home builds for families in the East Tennessee area. Habitat for Humanity’s vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” aligns with Clayton’s purpose of opening doors to a better life. When the opportunity was announced, Clayton team members gravitated to the opportunity, and teams quickly assembled to fill volunteer shifts.

“This project stands out because every time we put up a wall you can imagine the family making memories in their beautiful new home. Building alongside the family and getting to know them makes volunteering at this project extra special,” said Ronny Robertson, Vice President of Operations at Clayton Home Building Group®.

By the end of the two projects, over 480 Clayton team members from across the company volunteered over 2,100 hours.

“It’s incredible to think that people who don’t know me would volunteer their time to help me achieve my dream. This home is a true blessing for me and my kids,” said Johna Hawk, Blount County Habitat for Humanity® homeowner.

Building a better tomorrow for the communities we work and live in requires innovation and people willing to do the work. Through volunteer efforts, Clayton team members across the country are leading examples of how to be a force for good in their communities.

“We are thankful for the Clayton team members who chose to use their time to help make the dream of homeownership come true for a deserving family,” said Kelle Shultz, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity President and CEO.

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