Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Habitat for Humanity

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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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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…

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How I spent my winter break giving back

It all started in high school when my dean said that I needed more extracurricular activities in my schedule. She told me that perhaps I should check out the Red Cross club or Habitat for Humanity. Thinking that I would most likely not get into college because I didn’t have some community service on my…

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Winter Break with Habitat for Humanity

Coming on the Vero Trip, I wanted to learn how to build a home and influence others’ lives not only my own life. This trip has met my expectations and more. Today we were scheduled to do construction. Driving into the worksite today was very exciting and I felt ready to do anything the construction…

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Alternative Winter Break Trip

Today was my first day working for Habitat for Humanity and I had an absolute blast. I had expected that the whole time our group was going to be working on Habitat for Humanity homes, but today we worked in a place called the ReStore. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what the…

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Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Indian River

Habitat for Humanity serves the community in many functions, such as building affordable housing for under-privileged families. Unbeknownst to me, Habitat for Humanity also operates “Re-Stores”; these facilities accept donations from homeowners, demolition sites, or companies and resell them to the community at large. They offer a wide variety of items, such as books, paintings,…