Give Fruitcake a Chance on Twitter & Help Build Change this Holiday Season! 

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December 22, 2011

Dear Friend:    


Make a difference just by sending a tweet! Participate in Degenkolb Engineers' fun holiday campaign and share your most creative ways to reuse fruitcake this holiday season! 


For every idea tweeted to @Degenkolb #givefruitcakeachance, Degenkolb Engineers will donate $5 to Build Change! 


From building insulation to jewelry to book-ends, the ideas for recycling fruitcake are endless!


Build Change and Degenkolb have partnered to continue the work of reconstruction and retrofitting of homes in Haiti.  Your tweet can make a difference! 


Thank you for participating this holiday season,


Team at Build Change









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2011 Highlights

2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation

2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Recipient

 One of nine women honored by Elle Magazine in its July 2011 article, The Fixers: 9 for All Mankind

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About Build Change

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Build Change is a 501(c)3 non-profit social enterprise incorporated in the State of California on September 2, 2004.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.    




Through our site on Universal Giving.  Use your credit card or Paypal account.  Note that a service fee is charged by Paypal. 



Send your check, payable to Build Change, c/o:

Build Change

1416 Larimer St.
Suite 301
Denver, CO 80202




Founded in 2004, Build Change is an international non-profit social enterprise that designs earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries and trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them.  


The organization works in partnership with the public and private sector to leave in place lasting change in construction practice after earthquakes.


Since its founding, Build Change has improved the design of over 18,000 houses and trained over 12,000 people in the fundamentals of earthquake-resistant construction for single-family homes, including builders, technical high school students and teachers in Indonesia, China and Haiti.  


Today, over 70,000 people worldwide are living in safer houses because of Build Change's work.  


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