University of San Diego Chapter Empowers Students

The latest addition to the Habitat family is the University of San Diego Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter!  A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to fulfill four functions – building, fundraising, advocating and educating – in support of the greater Habitat mission.

USD Habitat for Humanity, with over 50 members currently, seeks to empower students as change-makers in their community. Over the past year, the student-led executive board has worked tirelessly to establish an organization on campus that promotes the dignity of individuals in our community. As a part of Habitat for Humanity International, their shared goal is to help provide low income families with access to affordable homes as well as a stable and secure environment.

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On Saturday, October 4th, eleven club members spent the day volunteering at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  From putting together a king-sized bed to measuring doors and building a set of cabinets, these committed and enthusiastic students came ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference! “Working at the Restore is fun and you never know what crazy things you’ll be doing during your shift,” commented USD Habitat’s President, Alexa Argumedo.  “As a unit we can really make a difference.”

The group acknowledged that the experience was not only a volunteer opportunity, but a meaningful way to give back to the Habitat community!

“Thank you to all who made it possible for USD to visit and help out, and a huge shout-out to Shandy, Sam, and Jeff for making the experience so memorable! Thank you for taking the time to teach, explain, and help us develop various projects! It was a great day, and USD Habitat for Humanity is happy to say that we will be returning for another chance to volunteer very soon!” ~ Allyson Myer, Vice President, USD Habitat for Humanity

For more information about USD Habitat for Humanity, click here.

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