"Service, sun, and smiles. What more could you want for spring break?"
"We departed to Santa Fe with the open hands of a volunteer and returned to Luther with the joint hands of a community."
Started in 1992, the Luther College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter (LCHFH) has been active in the community and abroad, helping to build, fundraise, advocate, and educate the Luther College community and the greater community around us.
As a Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, LCHFH works with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), in developing an ever-growing partnership with Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH). We have worked on builds in the Winneshiek area, as well as helping with fundraising and advocacy events with our county affiliate. We have also worked with a few other Habitat chapters in the region when we can coordinate a time that works in our schedule.
Luther College Habitat for Humanity organizes several awareness and fundraising events each year, as well as participating in as many house builds in the area as we can. This gives students on campus a great opportunity to volunteer their time and to make a difference in their community.
Every fall, students across campus advocate for the elimination of poverty housing by sleeping in cardboard boxes on the library lawn as a part of Shack-a-thon for a night. This event raises awareness about the issue of affordable housing that many people face worldwide.
LCHFH is proud to say that we have had an ongoing partnership with a few local businesses redeeming bottles and cans as a fundraiser. On Can Mountain Day, our group partners with WCHFH and St. Benedict School to collect recyclable items to raise money for Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity.
You can also check out Luther Habitat online in any of the following ways:
Email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to get involved in some other way.