Habitat at UVA
Habitat at UVa is a student-led organization with the University of Virginia that seeks to build, fundraise, advocate, and educate about the need for affordable housing. It is made up of the both the Habitat Campus Chapter and Intergreek Habitat. They work closely with the Greater Charlottesville affiliate to better the local community and work with Habitat for Humanity International to contribute to the improvement of sub-standard housing worldwide.
Members of Habitat at UVa club also participate in Act, Speak, Build Week in April and Collegiate Challenge for their annual Spring Break Trip.
Habitat at UVa raised over $20,000 for their family house sponsorship and have set their sights higher this year - to raise $30,000 for the Tricia Brown Family. To learn how you can help them achieve this goal visit their website or contact the chapter.
Students partipated in World Habitat Day through an advocacy and education event. To promote the cause, students from Habitat at UVa asked fellow UVa students "What would you build?" Students wrote down responses and nailed them to a wooden shack on the South Lawn. The local news station, NBC 29 took notice of the event. Watch this video to see how UVa students hammered home a message about the need for affordable housing. UVa Hammers Home a Message
View the Habitat at UVa video created by Daphne Spain's Planning for Nonprofits UVa course in the Spring 2012. Thank you to all the volunteers, students, clubs, and Habitat at UVa members who build with Habitat!