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Educational, Spiritual, and Wonderful Experience

It has been an amazing opportunity to help build homes for people in need. This trip has been educational, spiritual, and a wonderful bonding experience with people I might have never thought to befriend. I have learned more about poverty, privilege, and gratitude by interacting and communicating with the homeowners, supervisors, and volunteers. I’ve enjoyed…

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New Experiences and New Friends

I signed up very late for the Habitat for Humanity trip to Vero Beach Florida. But I am very grateful that I made the decision on a whim to go. The people on the trip are all so amazing and we laughed so much. I enjoyed having a flexible schedule after the work day so…

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Returning to a Cause I Care About

After an amazing experience on the Vero Beach Habitat Trip last year, I was so excited to have the opportunity to participate again this year. During this trip I have had the privilege of also being the student leader which has given me a whole new experience. Seeing the Waterside community for the second time…

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Setting Up Families for Success

Volunteering is always fulfilling because it is doing work for a cause. I enjoyed working for Habitat for Humanity because I thoroughly appreciate the cause of helping provide proper housing for underprivileged but deserving families and building communities that help to eradicate poverty. Habitat for Humanity screens families extensively before they get a home. They…

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Habitat Build in Vero Beach Florida

Today, the Babson Habitat for Humanity collegiate chapter continued our work building homes in the Indian River community. We performed a variety of tasks both individually and in teams: roofing, painting, sanding, etc. We think we speak on behalf of the entire team when we say we’ve learned so much from the “sweat equity” we’ve…

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To Cradles and Beyond

The Cradles to Crayons sort this past Saturday was packed wall-to-wall with eager volunteers, loads of clothing, footwear, blankets, toys, books, and an enthusiastic team of leaders. The event promoted a more close-knit community as the volunteers indulged in conversation as they worked towards impacting hundreds of children in a short, two-hour time period. As…

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Barton Road After School Program

The Barton Road After School Program is one of the most rewarding experiences I have participated in. It is challenging and trying, but having the opportunity to get off campus twice a week and spend time with the kids is something I am very grateful for. It’s a change of pace and seeing the kids…

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Teaching entrepreneurship in El Salvador

The morning teaching group decided to teach the basic concepts of accounting. We explained the debits and credits involved in the various assets, liabilities, and equity accounts. Since this was the most complex concept we have covered thus far it took a decent amount of activities and examples to get our points across in a…

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Alternative Spring Break: El Salvador

Monday: Monday, the 16th of March, was our first day of work. We all woke up around 6am, had breakfast at 6.30am and left for the village in Ahuachapan around7.30am. There, some of us first bought some jewelries, aprons or other items made by the women of the co-op. Coffee was definitely the most popular product! We could either…

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Building with Habitat for Humanity

Today was such a great day! Today was the first of two days for painting. The day started a little later than regular 7:30 am days so the extra sleep was well worth it. We packed up our lunches and left the house by 8:00 am. Our destination was a side street that was one…