What is 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. 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!
Where is Shack-a-Thon?
Shack-a-Thon takes place on Memory Mall.
When is Shack-a-Thon?
Building for Shack-a-Thon will begin on Sunday, March 16th and bands, festivities, food, and fun will be taking place on Memory Mall in celebration of Shack-a-Thon until the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 18th.
How can my group of friends or organization participate in Shack-a-Thon?
Click here for more information on how to become Shack-a-Thon participant.
How can I be a Shack-a-Thon sponsor or donate to Shack-a-Thon?
Interested Shack-a-Thon sponsors please click here.
How can I volunteer and help plan Shack-a-Thon?
2014 Shack-A-Thon is now accepting volunteers and looking for Shack-A-Thon Committee (SATC) members! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved, or come to any of the Habitat UCF general meetings (every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 218C) to learn more and sign up. You can also request to join the SATC Facebook page here:
Last year saw a lot of awesome shacks from the clubs and organizations of UCF, but only one took home the grand prize. This year’s winner was the UCF College Democrats! Most money raised on site went to the UCF Quidditch Team!