Introduction of Board Members Habitat History Ice Breaker Builds Fundraising Committee Education Committee Coalition Committee Conclusion Table of Contents
Co-Presidents: Aamir and Camille Fundraising Chair: Amanda and Philine Secretary: Andrew Webmaster: Sung Education Chair: Seth Treasurer/SAC Representative: Loren Chac Liaison: Shannon Coalition Liaison: Cher
Habitat’s main goal is to provide clean, decent and stable housing for low income families. Families fill out an application and are chosen based on their financial need, along with their commitment to put in hours to build their home. Once their home is built, families receive a 0% interest mortgage.
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem – decent housing for all. Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide. Overview of Habitat for Humanity
Turn to the person next to you and introduce yourself. Tell them your name, where you’re from and why your interested in Habitat for Humanity.
How Can You Get More Involved in Habitat for Humanity Go on the Builds Driving Join the Fundraising Committee! Join the Education Committee! Join the Coalition Committee!
Saturdays, 8am – 3pm The next builds are on February 19 th and 26th We usually leave Penn at 8 am and return to campus at 3pm We coordinate with Delaware County Housing Coalition and Habitat Philly and go on builds in the Philadelphia area and in Salem, NJ. When we get to the building site, we will be asked to work on anything ranging from painting, dry walling, tiling, etc.
If you are 21 years old or over and have a valid drivers license, you can a become certified driver through Civic House. We are also using Philly Car Share this year for builds for those that are 19 years old or over. Anyone willing to drive on builds will have their dues waved and will get a free Habitat T-Shirt! Also, you can guarantee yourself a spot on any of the upcoming builds!
The week before each build an email will go out asking for Habitat volunteers. There are roughly a dozen spots available for each build, so we will be using a priority system to pick volunteers. The priority system will take into account attendance at GBMs, attendance at executive board meetings, participation in a committee, and willingness to drive. We will try to ensure that all members with a genuine interest in Habitat have the opportunity to go on as many builds as possible.
Habitat for Humanity Builds What to bring with you on a build: water bottle, gloves and lunch/snack
Committees! Interested in becoming a more active member of Habitat? Join one of our three committees and help plan events, fundraising, and advocacy. Applications will go out in an email after the GBM.
Fundraising Committee is very important to the continuance of Penn’s Habitat for Humanity and our fruition of our mission. Major Fundraising Events in the Fall: Friarside Coffee House Rake-a-thon One main goal for this semester is to plan the Valentines Day Fundraiser with the Glee Club.
We're teaming up with the Glee Club to do Singing Valentine's as our annual spring fundraiser! Recipients will be serenaded by a quartet from the Glee Club. We need help selling tickets, posting up flyers, and with walk shifts. Date: Saturday February 12th, Monday February 14th New members can help: Sign up for walk shifts for the week of Feb 7-Feb 11 Buy singing valentines!!
The purpose of the Education Committee is to educate Penn and the surrounding community about Habitat for Humanity’s mission and related issues, like homelessness and the shortage of affordable housing. The Committee will organize advocacy campaigns, speaker dinners, and educational programs on campus in order to spread the Habitat message. This semester, we will be organizing “Act! Speak! Build!” week on campus – a week straight of Habitat events!
We coordinate with Drexel and Temple’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity for our annual Rake-a-thon. The Rake-a-thon occurs in the fall, where we provide raking services in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood to solicit donations. There are also other advocacy/fundraising events throughout the year. We also coordinate social events with Drexel and Temple students.
Habitat for Humanity dues are $10 for the entire year. This includes transportation to and from builds. T-shirts are $10, but if you buy a membership and a t-shirt, the total price is $15. Keep checking your email for updates about builds/meetings, applications for committees, and attend executive board meetings on Sunday night at 5:45 in JMHH 86!
Thanks For Coming!! Come see any of the board members if you have any questions! http://www.pennhabitat.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org