Habitat for Humanity
Every March since 1999, Washington College students have been offered the opportunity to participate in an alternative Spring Break with Habitat For Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge.
This year, members of the Washington College community will volunteer their break week to journey to Albany, Americus, and Columbus, Georgia, to participate in the challenge, in conjunction with similar groups from other colleges and universities across the country. The Washington College group will travel by van, leaving campus on Saturday, March 9, and returning Saturday, March 16, 2013.
In past years, our group has assisted in every part of constructing a home, from the demolition of old, dilapidated structures to the building and painting of new houses. This year’s challenge will consist of four schools erecting two handicapped-accessible houses, and rehabbing two other homes, with a total of more than 100 volunteers. Each year the students who participate in this trip come away with a renewed sense of commitment and a deep dedication to community service and helping those in need.
The students who participate in Washington College’s Alternative Spring Break are responsible for raising part of the monies needed to cover their housing and transportation during the Spring Break week. Donations may be made to WC Habitat For Humanity, and may be sent to the Washington College Business Office.
More information about Habitat For Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge can be found at: http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/int/collegiate_challenge.aspx
The fee for Spring Break 2013 is $250.00 per student. This included food, transportation, and housing for the week. Scholarships are available.
For more information regarding Washington College’s Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break please contact:
Maria Hynson, Executive Secretary to the Provost and Dean of the College, ext. 7202.