Spring Hill College students commit to service during spring break with Habitat for Humanity
March 8, 2007
MOBILE – MOBILE – Spring Hill College students will join more than 11,500 fellow spring breakers from across the country to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s “Collegiate Challenge.”
During the week of April 1-7, Spring Hill College students will help
build simple, decent and affordable homes for families in need in
Maryville, Tenn. The group has fundraised on their own to support their
trip with numerous projects including bake sales, car washes and
selling Krispy Kreme donuts.
The next fundraiser will be a car wash on Saturday, March 17
at Panera Bread on Schillinger Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Last year students made such a difference by giving one week of
their time to help people in need of housing,” said Alynn Woodson,
Collegiate Challenge manager for Habitat for Humanity International.
“Volunteering with Habitat on their breaks also gives students a great
chance to travel to new locations and spend time with their friends
building a home.”
More than 12,500 students have signed up to help build homes in 235
locations as part of this year’s Collegiate Challenge program. The
program offers high school and college-age students year-round
opportunities to use their vacations to serve a community by
volunteering to build homes.
Throughout its 18-year history, more than 139,000 students have traveled to build Habitat houses through Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program. During this time, students raised more than $11 million through the program to pay for construction. This year alone, Collegiate Challenge students will contribute $1.4 million to help build houses.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian
ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of
eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in Americus, Ga., in
1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100
countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more
than 1 million people. For more information, visit