Just register with our team, IC Habitat, HERE:
Are you still looking to participate in Relay for Life, one of the biggest events of Ithaca College's spring semester, but you don't have a team? No worries - join IC Habitat's team! We'll be there with dozens of other student organizations and social groups, and we'd love to Relay with you and your friends. The event is on Saturday, March 26, and promises to be an amazing fundraiser and advocacy event for the American Cancer Society.
Just register with our team, IC Habitat, HERE:
IC Habitat is kicking off the Spring semester with a bang, with three excellent Winter Break trips!
This morning, 40 students (20 on each trip) left for their van treks down to Exmore, Virginia and Biloxi, Mississippi. They'll be building for the week and getting to know each other by coming together to make something awesome.
And today, the 20 students heading to Statesville, North Carolina met up in Ithaca to talk strategy, meet each other, and prepare to leave for their drive down. Earlier in the day, five students went to Cortland to help on their worksite, where they painted, got cozy with a caulkgun, and met the incredible homeowner, Chad. Pictures from all of the trips will be up soon!
We hope everyone is enjoying the extended Winter Break, using it to regroup and get excited for the Spring semester!
We wanted to send out a message in the effort to find some people who would be willing to take a driver safety course in Ithaca on January 10th. We still have two drivers for our trips who need to take it, and Risk Management needs a minimum of ten people to even hold the course at all.
So we are asking if anyone who is willing to help would attend this course. If you are going to be back to Ithaca already or if you're willing to go back early, you would be doing us a huge favor! You don't need to be 21 to take the course. All you need to do is sign up with risk management by signing up email@example.com.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping us out by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, check out some NEW CONTENT on the Advocacy Blog!
It's so easy! Two IC Habitat e-board members explain!
Remember, all of this money ultimately benefits YOU and your efforts to make Habitat even bigger and better! With a two-week trip to New Orleans next year, we need all of the money we can raise!
Check out all of the Row for Community information on our page HERE!
On February 4, 2011, IC Habitat will partner with the Ithaca College Crew Team for our biggest fundraiser of the year! It's ROW FOR COMMUNITY, and we'll be rowing on "ergs," or rowing machines, right alongside crew team members in 15-minute intervals the entire day.
But first there's some legwork to do, and that's happening RIGHT NOW. Every Habitat member is encouraged to send out DONATION MAILERS. All you have to do is print out a few mailers (download the document below this post), brainstorm a bunch of friends, family members, professors and community members you can send them to, find those people's addresses, and bring in the addressed mailers to our December 5 meeting (or leave them on our table in the Student Activities Center!). Coach Becky Robinson of the Crew team handles all of the postage, so it's no cost to you. All Habitat members who turn in 25 mailers will get a free Habitat t-shirt, and the member whose individual mailing campaign earns the most money will earn a guaranteed break trip spot for Spring 2011 or Winter 2012. So whip out those address books over Thanksgiving break and help out your favorite student organization, IC Habitat! :)
Mailers are due on Sunday, December 5. Check out ALL of the DETAILED information HERE.
By Lauren Connelly for Buzzsaw
At long last, we're making something useful out of the IC Habitat Advocacy blog! This week we've been blogging up a storm, directing your attention to great coverage of poverty, homelessness and affordable housing issues or voicing our concerns ourselves.
Check out the latest Advocacy Blog posts:
— TAKE ACTION! Become a Registered Advocate!: HERE
-- MEDIA SPOTLIGHT! The Modern Paradox of Life Without a Living Wage: HERE
-- EVENT SPOTLIGHT! Habitat 360 Youth Leadership Retreat: HERE.
Keep checking back here for more Advocacy blogging in the next few weeks!
Last January's Washington, D.C. trip
Sign-ups for Winter Break Trips through IC Habitat are SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14. We're sending 60 people to three awesome locations (20 people each trip): Exmore, Virginia; Statesville, North Carolina; and Biloxi, Mississippi.
Check out the WINTER BREAK TRIPS page for all of the information you'll need.
You all know that IC Habitat has had a super busy fall, learning lots, networking with other campus groups, building building building, sleeping out for homelessness, fundraising for our break trips, and in general being HabiBeasts on our mission to eliminate substandard housing. Check out photos from the whole semester so far, and get pumped! Because break trip sign-ups are in 2 weeks! More information about that tomorrow.
(11.13.11) Break-Trip Sign-Ups Come to sign up for one of our awesome Winter Break trips! Email email@example.com with any questions!
(12.3.11) Saturday Build: All day in Corning, NY!
(12.4.11) Weekly General Body Meeting: 4:00pm in Taughannock Falls Room(12.11.11) Weekly General Body Meeting: 4:00pm in Taughannock Falls Room