Habitat for Humanity
Illinois Wesleyan University’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter works with future homeowners in the community to build houses from the ground up. Along with a great community base, Illinois Wesleyan University has partnered with Illinois State University to combat homelessness in Bloomington-Normal. In August of 2010, the IWU/ISU Habitat Chapter received the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter of the Year Award. Our combined chapters have come together to build over 30 houses in the Bloomington-Normal area. Students and professors come together to build every Saturday and we fundraise throughout the year to donate back to our McLean County Affiliate as well as an affiliate overseas. Last year we participated in Trick or Treat for Change, 50/50 raffles at IWU sporting events, and began a new Fair Trade Guatemalan Coffee fundraiser. We sent about 40 students down to Mobile, AL for the Collegiate Challenge with IWU’s Alternative Spring Break. Next year we want to continue to grow stronger relationships with our community, keep fundraising money, and build more homes for more families so that we may soon be able to fundraise our own house!
Meetings: Every other Monday at 7:00pm in CNS E103
Membership requirements: We suggest you attend 2 Saturday build or participate in 10 service hours per semester