March Break: Sunshine and Sweat for a Good Cause

Habitat for Humanity

Over spring break, 10 members of the Hyde-Woodstock community will be traveling to a site in Miami, Florida to volunteer their time with the Habitat for Humanity. Students and faculty will be working with families to reduce substandard housing and provide families in need a simple decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to completely eliminate substandard housing everywhere. As volunteers, we will commit our time and energy to be part of this initiative.

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit organization that has affiliates and projects throughout the world. It assists families in building a home by supplying volunteer labor and a no interest mortgage. Families must take part in the building of their house through 400-500 “sweat equity” hours. The Hyde crew will be working side by side with the family receiving the home, in a partnership that allows volunteers and homeowners to create a unique friendship. They will be participating in Habitat for Humanity’s “Collegiate Challenge”, a seven-week spring break program involving over 8,000 college and high school students.

To help make the trip possible, the team members are raising money and awareness. If you are interested in helping to support the trip, please visit our fundraising website:

Habitat for Humanity logo

The students participating this year are: Grace Briggs ’14, Parker Roma ’14, Kenny Grant ’14, Jenna Dubinsky ’14, Jack Greenberg ’15, Emma Deary ’15, Dossou Ndiaye ’15, and Thomas Nixon ‘14. The faculty advisors are Steven Bertozzi and Nick Nowak.