It is with great pride that we announce that the service club, Hofstra’s Hope for Humanity, has been officially accepted as a Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter! The club was established in May 2012 and has since grown to include over 150 members. This Chapter will be the first college affiliate for Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County, and we are very much looking forward to this new partnership with them.
The four main focuses of a Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter are building, fundraising, advocating and educating. In the past month alone, we were lucky enough to go on three different build dates and have a bake sale; all while raising awareness for affordable housing. Members have done hundreds of hours of community service since the start of the school year and we are looking forward to continuing this momentum. Our next big event will be the Habitat for Humanity Walk-a-Thon in Eisenhower Park on October 13th. In the coming months, we plan on helping with Hurricane Sandy relief and the E-Board will be attending the Habitat for Humanity Youth Conference in Washington DC to represent this newly recognized Chapter. The club’s most recent accomplishment though, was coming in first place at Fall Festival for our Toy Story float with SGA and RSA. We also host an annual Night Without a Home event in the spring, where participants sleep outside to fully understand why we do what we do.
Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has many exciting things planned for this year, and we would always love to welcome new members. If you are interested in joining or receiving more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at HUHabitatForHumanity@gmail.com .