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Habitat for Humanity at Pitt: Spring Break 2023

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
46 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 28, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

Thank you!

December 29, 2022

Hello everyone!

Our campaign is officially closed! We are so excited to see that we raised $2,640! Thank you all very much for your donations, and thank you for the kindness and support you showed us throughout our campaign. 

Your gifts will be used towards the participation fee that we must pay in order to serve through the Collegiate Challenge program. Without your gifts, our service trip to Wilmington, NC would not be possible. We are incredibly excited to help build affordable housing in Wilmington, so thank you for helping us achieve our mission. 

This trip is the most meaningful experience we can give to our members, so we cannot wait to bring 25 people to the worksite in Wilmington. While we are there, we will likely be given the opportunity to get to know the homeowner, which we are very grateful for. It is a wonderful experience to build a personal relationship with the future homeowner and to learn about their story. During this trip, all of our members will learn each other’s story, and a family begins to grow as personal connections are built. Thank you for helping to make this opportunity possible for us!

We cannot wait to build in Wilmington, NC, and we couldn’t be here without your kind donations. Our gratitude cannot be expressed enough - thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Best wishes for the New Year!

Kind regards,
Cambell France, Vice President

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity at Pitt

One day left!

December 28, 2022

Hi everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for helping us raise $2,050! We are incredibly appreciative of you all.

We are so excited for our service trip in March, and we could not have done this without your help! There’s only one day left to support our campaign, so please consider donating or spreading the word.

Thank you for your help!

Best wishes,

Habitat for Humanity at Pitt

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2022

Hello everyone!

We wanted to thank you all so much for supporting our cause, and we wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! We are approaching the end of our campaign, so please consider donating and continuing to spread the word! Thank you again, and we are so appreciative of the support we have received during our campaign. <3 


Habitat for Humanity at Pitt

Giving Tuesday Tomorrow & a Testimonial!

November 28, 2022

Hi everyone! We are excited to see that we have raised 39% of our goal! We are incredibly grateful to you all for supporting us and sharing our campaign for the Collegiate Challenge. As some of you may know, Giving Tuesday is tomorrow, November 29, so please consider donating to our club! We are so excited to help build a home in Wilmington, NC and further the affordable housing mission in this town, so any help is greatly appreciated. Please continue to spread the word! Thank you again for all of your efforts; it means so much to us. Our president, Mackenzie Stiles, wanted to share a little bit about her Habitat experience with you all!

Testimonial: Mackenzie Stiles, President

When I started college, I had this idea that my first semester experience was going to be permanent. I signed up for Habitat, but I was so busy, and it oftentimes became the thing I would toss to the side. Going to meetings? Fundraising? Volunteering? I had a million excuses. I had too much work, I wanted to hang out with friends, I wanted to sleep in. I thought the rest of my college experience would just involve occasionally doing something for Habitat, but I never thought I would actually make a dedicated commitment to the club.

Then, I ended up signing up to go on the Collegiate Challenge trip. My first year, we volunteered with Fort Lauderdale Habitat for Humanity, and I met some of the homeowners who were going to be able to afford housing for the first time in their lives. I learned how much I enjoyed putting effort into volunteering with Habitat more consistently. I was surrounded by older college students who were so dedicated to the club, and the excitement and passion they had for it was infectious. 

After the Collegiate Challenge, I decided to run for leadership, and the rest is history. Nothing I have ever done has shown me the true value of collective volunteering like Habitat has. Regardless of experience, background, age, gender, Habitat has a way of humbling and teaching everyone. I have learned so much from working with our affiliates throughout the country. They have taught me how to use tools and build houses, but most importantly they have taught me to have confidence, as a member of a team and as a leader.

I want other underclassmen to be able to experience the same growth I have had through this club, which is why the Collegiate Challenge is so important to me. Please help us to continue to make this trip happen, so others can learn to appreciate and enjoy Habitat just as I had the opportunity to in my first year! We have 30 days left, and we would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about our campaign and what we are working toward. Thank you :)

Exciting Update!

November 21, 2022

Hi everyone! HUGE thank you for all of your help so far! I am so excited to see that we have almost achieved 40% of our goal, so I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has helped support us throughout this campaign.

To accompany this update, here’s a fun habitat fact for you:

Habitat for Humanity had their first meeting in an old chicken coop!

- Cambell France, Vice President

Update and Testimonial 1 - Cambell France

November 09, 2022

Hi everyone! We are excited to see that we have raised 14% of our goal only a week into our campaign! Thank you all for supporting us so far. To kick off our update stream, I wanted to give a brief testimonial sharing why I hold Habitat for Humanity at Pitt so close to my heart.

Testimonial: Cambell France, Vice President

I joined Habitat for Humanity at Pitt during the first week of my freshman year. It’s crazy to think that now as a senior, Habitat has been a part of my college experience for over three years, and this thought couldn’t make me happier. I remember we were hanging drywall on my first workday, and I don’t think I even knew what drywall was at the time, let alone how to hang it. Despite my encroaching fear, the other members of the club were incredibly helpful and kind throughout this learning curve, and I quickly noticed this trend continue as I experienced more workdays with this club. Leaving that first workday, I also felt grateful for the opportunities to give back to our community and to help make a change. These feelings of gratitude only intensified as I spent more time with this club. I became more excited with every workday, every canning event, and every meeting to be a part of a team whose goal is to make an impact in another’s life.

Through Habitat at Pitt, I found a family. The people I surround myself with in this club are some of the kindest people I have ever met, and they never fail to ease the 8 AM workday wakeups on a Saturday. I’m graduating this year, and leaving this club is undoubtedly one of the most bitter parts of the bittersweet college ending. However, I could not be more excited to participate in one more service trip this March, and I, like the rest of the members of this club, are ready to make this one the best one yet. I want all of you to know how appreciative I am of your help to make this trip happen, so thank you so much for anything you can do! We still have 49 days left to go, so please help by sharing our page and spreading the word!

Thank you so much! <3

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Safe Transportation

Every dollar counts! Each dollar adds up for transportation on the trip. Transportation is vital to ensure volunteers make it to and from the work site. This donation will aid in funding transportation for Habitat for Humanity members.



Gloves are an important part of personal protective equipment. Gloves ensure that every member is safe while carrying lumber and various other materials.



Nails are vital for the structural integrity of the house. They attach pieces of lumber to form walls and hold the trusses together to make the roof. Every nail is important and without nails, the house would fall apart.


Tool Belt

Tools such as hammers, tape measures, pencils, pry bars, chalk lines, and knives are essential for building a Habitat Home. Tool belts help to keep all of these tools together with each of the builders so they can make progress on the construction without having to stop and locate a tool.


Circular Saw

The circular saw is an important tool on the build site. Particle board and lumber needs to be cut to the correct size so all the components of the house fit together correctly without any gaps or overhangs.


Safety Equipment

The safety of builders is one of the most important factors on the build site. Safety equipment such as goggles, gloves, and hard hats are imperative in keeping the volunteers safe.


One Volunteer

Habitat relies heavily on volunteers for not only building the actual house, but also for food and drink donations, and supply donations. This donation will pay for the participation fee of one volunteer.



Lumber is the skeleton that holds the house together. Without a sturdy frame, the walls and roof would collapse upon their own weight. Lumber is essential for maintaining structural integrity of the house. A donation at this level will help pay for a volunteer's housing during the trip.