Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

celebrating 25 years of building dreams EST. 1991

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School and Youth Groups

We partner with school and youth groups to complete service, fundraising, and educational projects. For more information about any of these activities, contact Lydia at lprokosch@cvillehabitat.org or call our office at 434-293-9066.

At Your Location


Fundraising  Many school and youth groups support Habitat through our Nickels for Nails program. Nickels for Nails is a coin drive fundraiser that allows youth to visualize the large difference made by small contributions. Each classroom or youth group receives a wooden donation bank in the shape of a house and creatively fundraises toward a mailbox ($35), door knob set ($56), or other item.  The project works toward two of the main goals of Habitat and Youth United: educating the public about low-income housing issues and getting more youth involved in working toward safe, decent, affordable housing for those in our community.

Education  All of our service opportunities include an overview of the Habitat mission and projects.  We’re also happy to visit your group to present about community service, youth volunteer opportunities, or Habitat’s role in the community.


At a Habitat Site


Habitat Lunch Bunch  Prepare and deliver food to the jobsite for our volunteers and Partner Families. “Lunch Bunch” volunteers prepare and deliver a meal or snack to our construction volunteers during the lunch hour. Youth groups, scouts, and families with young children have the opportunity to meet regular volunteers and construction staff -- and to learn more about our organization and our current building projects  -- in an environment that is safe for even the youngest Habitat supporters. The construction site is open Tuesday-Saturday.
Habitour  Tour some of our finished communities and current build sites to learn about our work and how our guiding paradigm has changed over the past two decades. Your group provides transportation and we offer brief educational tours at each site.
Events  Help with set-up, food service, or hospitality at one of our joyful home dedications, neighborhood celebrations or other special event.  Kids are welcome and often enjoy passing out programs, blowing up balloons, or welcoming guests.
Landscaping & Service Projects  Projects range from helping with seasonal landscaping needs to painting furniture for sale at the Habitat store. 
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