MIT Habitat for Humanity prides itself on hosting build days, spring break trips, and campus events at little to no cost to volunteers and participants. However, these programs come at quite a cost. A typical build day costs $250 for van rentals, gasoline, and food. The spring break trips costs approximately $4,500 for a group of 10 students, not including airfare.
Additionally, the MIT Habitat club is starting to sponsor Habitat homes globally and locally. We were able to raise enough money from the Beaver Dash 2009 to sponsor a home in Kenya (pictures coming soon!). Currently, we are trying to raise about $50,000 in funds to sponsor a MIT Habitat house, which will allow us to hold more build days and make an even greater impact on the community. We will continue raising money for global and local Habitat home building in our efforts to ensure quality housing for all.
We welcome any and all donations to our cause. Checks can be made out to Habitat for Humanity – MIT and sent to:
(c/o Habitat for Humanity)
84 Massachusetts Ave, W20-549
Cambridge, MA 02139
If you would like to donate online, please go to giving.mit.edu, click on “Give Now”, type “Habitat” or “2720388″ into the search box, and click on “Add to my gift form”.