Started in 1989, Collegiate Challenge has become one of the largest alternative Spring Break programs in the United States. Each year, thousands of college students from across the country travel to Habitat affiliates to spend one week building safe, decent and affordable housing with partner families and the community. Collegiate Challenge is a great way for students to have an impact on the fight to end poverty housing.
Campus Chapters are student-led, student-initiated organizations on a high school or college campus that works with an affiliate to fundraise, educate, advocate and build.
Oftentimes, churches do not see themselves as large enough or financially strong enough to sponsor a house on their own. In an Apostles’ Build, twelve churches come together to build a Habitat home. The churches first raise the funds, then provide the labor and prayer support to build a home in partnership with each other and the partner family.
Women Build empowers women to address the issue of affordable housing and its effects on the health and well-being of children. It also promotes the involvement of women in the funding and building of Habitat homes. Individual and groups of women are encouraged to sponsor a Habitat home and work alongside the partner family during the construction of the home.
Our program mobilizes and encourages churches, other faith-based communities, businesses, civic and humanitarian organizations, institutions of learning and, ultimately everyone, to partner with Habitat to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of challenging and rallying caring people around the world. On the third Monday in January, Habitat hosts volunteers to work in partnership with each other and the partner families to build Habitat homes and “the beloved community”.
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