Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit organization established in 1976 in Americus, Georgia. Habitat's main goal is to build affordable housing for low income families. The W&L Campus Chapter encourages all students to get involved with the Rockbridge County Chapter and help build houses in the area. In order to efficiently manage funds as well as contribute to raising awareness, the W&L Campus Chapter looks for individuals with fundraising experience, budgetary experience, marketing experience, and most importantly good fundraising ideas for the future.

Contact: Alex Lee '17 and Caroline Sanders '17

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Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit organization established in 1976 in Americus, Georgia. Habitat's main goal is to build affordable housing for low income families. Since 1976, Habitat has helped over 4 million people gain access to housing, making the organization the largest NPO dedicated to building housing in the world. Data from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitat_for_Humanity
Habitat for Humanity focuses on four functions- building, fundraising, advocating, and educating. The Washington and Lee University Campus Chapter primarily focuses on raising funds for the Rockbridge County Habitat Chapter, which then oversees building operations in Rockbridge County. The W&L Campus Chapter's fundraising events also raise awareness about the homelessness in the area through T Shirts and public events. The W&L Campus Chapter is committed to giving back to the local community, and views the Washington and Lee community as a great resource that can be used in order to end the plight of homelessness in Rockbridge County.

The W&L Campus Chapter encourages all students to get involved with the Rockbridge County Chapter and help build houses in the area. In order to efficiently manage funds as well as contribute to raising awareness, the W&L Campus Chapter looks for individuals with fundraising experience, budgetary experience, marketing experience, and most importantly good fundraising ideas for the future. The preferences of the W&L community are constantly changing, and our chapter believes it is important to continuously seek out new ideas in order to raise as much money as possible.

The Campus Chapter believes that W&L not only a community in itself, but also a part of the larger Rockbridge County community. It is the Washington and Lee community's responsibility to give back to the greater Rockbridge County community, and building houses for low income families is a great way to do so. A Habitat build is a great way to bring a community together, with churches, youth organizations, sports clubs, and students all coming together for the greater good. The W&L Campus Chapter serves an important role in raising money in order to make these builds possible.

The W&L Campus Chapter typically has 2-3 co-chairs who oversee operations and are in contact with Habitat for Humanity International. Co-chairs organize team meetings to discuss the formulation and implementation of fundraising events. Co-chairs must have good managerial ability in order to appropriately delegate responsibilities throughout the group as a whole. Our chapter believes delegation is an essential part to formulating good ideas, and as leaders of the group Co-chairs make sure that everyone's voice is heard. Co-chairs are typically Juniors and Seniors with at least a year of Habitat experience, although exceptions are sometimes made if candidates are well qualified and able. Other team members are delegated tasks regarding the fundraising events and bring in ideas for future events.