Dear Prospective Participant,
We are the University of Central Florida Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, a non-profit organization that raises money and builds homes for people in need. During the three years we have been active at UCF, we have had many accomplishments including being named UCF’s New Organization of the Year, six out of state Collegiate Challenge volunteer trips, and have held annual advocacy events including our Act! Speak! Build! Week. Our next goal is to sponsor a Habitat Home that will be built and funded entirely by UCF students. In order to bring us closer to this goal, on March 20, 2012, we will be hosting an event called Shack-A-Thon.
Shack-A-Thon is an annual event sponsored by the UCF Habitat for Humanity campus chapter. Our goal is to bring different student groups and community organizations together for a few days of fun and fundraising. Each group will build a shack with limited time and supplies while a festival of activities entertains participants and spectators. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Habitat at UCF’s student built Habitat home, directly impacting the issue of homelessness and substandard housing in the Central Florida area.
In order to make this event possible we are asking for your help through participation in our fundraising event. With your group’s contribution we can ensure that Shack-a-Thon becomes a fun filled event that can truly make a difference in our area. Events like this are held by different Habitat campus chapters at universities all over the country and have been known to raise in excess of $15,000 in one night! Since this is only the third Shack-a-Thon at UCF, your group has a unique opportunity to help shape an event that will become a UCF tradition and something the community will look forward to for years to come.
If you have a group of people or know of an organization that would be interested in particpating in Shack-a-Thon 2013 please print the 2013 Shack-a-Thon Registration Packet and attend one of the following information sessions:
- Tuesday, October 16 at 9:00 PM in SU 225
- Tuesday, November 6 at 6:15 PM in SU 221
- Tuesday November 27 at 9:00 PM in SU 225
- Wednesday January 16 TBA
- Wednesday February 6 TBA
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending any of the above information sessions.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to your partnership.
Thomas Anzelone & Casey Haff
Habitat for Humanity UCF