Helping Build a Community
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that builds houses in partnership with the less fortunate. And while it is best known for its hammer swinging activities, Habitat realizes that more than construction alone is necessary to eliminate substandard housing. We all must be a part of the solution - schools, businesses, churches, other non-profit organizations, local communities and government entities.
The Blackburn College Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was established in 2001, and has been growing ever since. As a campus chapter we work on building and rehabilitating houses in partnership with Habitat affiliates, educating our college campus, fundraising, and promoting the overall volunteer experience. We work in partnership with the Sangamon County Habitat for Humanity located in Springfield, IL. Also each year since 2003 the chapter has gone to Florida over spring break and built with the Jackson County Chapter of Habitat in Marianna Florida.
Currently entering our tenth year, we are proud to have accomplished fifteen house builds, and raised over $2,000 by participating in Homecoming, the annual Carlinville Christmas Market and holding an Kiss the Pig or Pie in the Face fundraiser each year. This past year alone over 30 volunteers had contributed 590 hours to different Habitat activities.
For more information on how you can join Blackburn College’s Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity or receive updates contact the Office of Volunteer Service by phone at (217) 854-3231, ext. 4295.