Last month, 25 Kraft team members took part in the company’s annual Habitat for Humanity home-building project. The endeavor is one Kraft believes in and champions each year because it allows them to “live the legacy” of community service established and passed down by the founding partners.
Habitat of Greater Nashville, which was founded in 1985, works to provide affordable, quality homes to those in need. The organization has served more than 2,000 family members since its inception. Eligible families and individuals can apply for selection based on requirements such as unsafe living conditions or high monthly housing costs.
This particular house, which was also sponsored by Schneider Electric/Square D, is now home to a single mother and her four young children.
“While our contribution of time and money benefits the organization and the family who will live in this home, it also gives KraftCPAs an opportunity to come together in a hands-on project and builds camaraderie among our team,” said Tracy Thomas, a member (owner) with KraftCPAs and a board member for Habitat. “For people like us, who sit behind desks every day, working with our hands occasionally is good for the soul.”
And work with their hands they did! The team was responsible for bringing together many final components of the project, which began in October. Major assignments included laying sod, installing fixtures, and various other final touches.
“It’s a long, hard day of manual labor, but at the end of the event, it’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve helped a family become homeowners,” said Jessica Scouten of KraftCPAs PLLC.