Friday, February 25, 2011

Exec Board Member Profile: Ashley Christman, On-Campus Fundraising Chair

Ashley Christman
On-Campus Fundraising Chair
Year: Sophomore
Major(s): Political Science & Psychology

How many years have you been involved in Habitat For Humanity?
two years

What is your favorite memory with Habitat For Humanity?
I think last years spring break trip in general has to be my favorite memory. Building a house, tearing down a house, rebuilding it, cleaning garbage off the streets and volunteering at a food bank with a bunch of awesome people in sunny Georgia- WHAT COULD BE BETTER??

Why do you love Habitat?
Habitat gives to people in a way unlike other charities. Home is where your heart is, and with habitat we help build homes for people who appreciate them so much.Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is a very rewarding experience and, besides, being able to say "I BUILT A HOUSE" is pretty legit. :D

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Exec Board Member Profile: Jalessa Brown, Marketing & Communications Chair

Jalessa Brown
Marketing & Communications Chair
Year: Freshman
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor(s): Psychology, Sociology

How many years have you been involved in Habitat For Humanity?
First year

Why do you love Habitat For Humanity?
It gives people a chance that they normally wouldn't have.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Exec Board Member Profile: Tracy St. John, Collegiate Challenge Chair

Tracy St. John
Collegiate Challenge Chair
Year: Junior (Class of 2012)
Major: Early Childhood Education, 4th & 5th Grade Endorsement, Reading Endorsement

How many years have you been involved in Habitat For Humanity here at AU?
This will be my 3rd year participating in the Habitat Spring Break Trip

What is your favorite memory with Habitat For Humanity?
There's no way I could pick a favorite memory! From building two houses, to meeting the families, seeing our house furnished and being lived in a year after we built it, meeting people from all over campus, being able to build with one of my best friends, goofing off in the evenings down by the river, and singing obnoxiously in the cars...I LOVE my Habitat Spring Break trips and it is impossible to pick out a favorite part.

Why do you love Habitat For Humanity?
I love Habitat for Humanity for many reasons. Habitat is such a great orginazation that really lives by its motto "a hand up not a hand out". Habitat strives to assist families that have tried and failed in the past and have no where else to turn. In assisting them though, Habitat ensures that they also assist those around them as well, and by providing a family with the neccesitiies such as a warm bed, a safe environment, and a place for their family to live together, then the other necessities in life for them such as work, education, and food are much easier to come by. Knowing that we can help take young children and their parents off the streets and put a strong and beautiful roof over their heads is amazing to me. I look through the pictures of houses we have built in the past and it often makes me cry thinking that something as simple and as short as our week long spring break can change the life of another. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Habitat For Humanity Exec Board 2011

Becky Schaaf- Director of the Center for Community Service
Carolyn Reville- Social & Training Chair
Chris Casey- Local Builds Chair
Tracy St. John- Collegiate Challenge Chair
Jalessa Brown- Marketing & Communications Chair
 Ashley Christman- On-Campus Fundraising
Ashliegh Jarzenski- Off-Campus Fundraising
Katie Davis- Advocacy Chair

Igloo Build During Sibs N Kids Weekend!

Make sure to join the Habitat For Humanity Team in the Student Center during Sibs N' Kids Weekend!

Bring your younger visitors over to build marshmallow igloos and enjoy free hot chocolate!

When: Saturday, February 19th, 3-5 pm
Where: Student Center

Be there!