1MISSION | Giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house

    General

    How does 1MISSION send 100% of donations to the field?

    This is possible because of the 1FUND. Funded separately by a committed group of individuals, churches, foundations, companies, and through trip fees, the 1FUND covers U.S. operating costs. This support paves the way for us to expand our work while remaining committed to our 100% model.

    How can I help families during the COVID-19 outbreak?

    You can help families by donating to support projects in the field. One such project is to provide food baskets and another is to purchase materials to make face masks for disease protection. To donate click here. When making your donation, put 'Food Baskets' or 'Masks' in the comments to designate your donation.

    Where can I learn more about 1MISSION?

    A great place to start is right here at 1MISSION.org. If you are still looking for more, we encourage you to check out our social media channels or contact us at any time.

    How much does a typical house cost?

    A typical house costs between $6,000 and $9,500. This range accounts for the fact that each community is different, with each requiring its own design and building process.

    Where will I stay in Mexico?

    For Puerto Peñasco trips people typically stay at our basecamp. The basecamp is like an RV park. It has full service RV spots, bunkhouses and tent camping. There are bathrooms, showers and a kitchen and dining room.

    What is your mailing address?

    1 N. 1 st Street, 6 th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85004. Feel free to send us a friendly card or stop in and say hi!

    Can I buy 1MISSION merchandise?

    Absolutely. Head to the 1MISSION store to see all the merch we have in stock.
     

    What kind of houses does 1MISSION build?

    We use locally available materials, so houses look different in each community. Some communities are prone to earthquakes and landslides, while others experience severe heat and wind. We rely on the local communities to construct houses that make sense in their specific areas.

    Why does 1MISSION also fund community development programs?

    Because poverty affects all aspects of people’s lives. Any isolated attempt to fight poverty – even something as crucial as providing safe, secure housing – would be like putting a band-aid on a broken arm. Our model catalyzes long-term development by inviting community members to be active participants, not passive recipients.

    What does 1MISSION do?

    We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Community members are active participants in development not passive recipients.


    Mission Trips

    Is there an age restriction for trips to Mexico?

    No, there is no age restriction. The Mexico trips are a family friendly trip with lots of things to do for all ages.

    What will I be doing if I go on a trip to Mexico?

    The primary focus of Mexico trips is to work on building a house with a family. There are plenty of tasks for all skill levels.

    What is the status of trips due to COVID-19?

    All trips to Mexico are on hold until further notice due to travel restrictions.


    Finances

    How does 1MISSION send 100% of donations to the field?

    This is possible because of the 1FUND. Funded separately by a committed group of individuals, churches, foundations, companies, and through trip fees, the 1FUND covers U.S. operating costs. This support paves the way for us to expand our work while remaining committed to our 100% model.


    Fundraising

    Is there anyone from 1MISSION that I can talk to throughout my fundraising campaign?

    Absolutely! Each campaigner is assigned a Campaign Specialist who will be a constant resource during your fundraising campaign. They will also send reminders during your campaign, so be sure to check your email!

    How can I help raise funds for housing projects?

    You can create your own fundraising page here.  Choose what type of campaign you want, and we’ll guide you through the process from there.

    Is there a fundraising minimum?

    Typically there is no fundraising minimum. However, for some events we do set fundraising minimums. Our Bikes Fight Poverty is one such event.