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.
Since that time, the Habitat for Humanity Club at Washington College has grown and expanded its volunteer opportunities to include a Fall Break program, Summer Work Weekends, local work days in and around Kent County, and participation in major community events.
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. The March 2013 challenge consisted 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 volunteer to participate in Washington College’s Alternative Break programs are responsible for raising part of the monies needed to cover their housing and transportation during the Break week. Donations may be made to WC Habitat For Humanity, and may be sent to the Washington College Business Office. Scholarships for all activities are made available to active club members.