Build Up an Appetite!
Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Wegmans Hunt Valley
Join us! Park Habitat for Humanity is hosting our annual fundraiser
event on Saturday, March 25 at Wegmans in Hunt Valley. There will be
food, wine, and a silent auction!
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online ($25 of each ticket is tax-deductible):
Can’t go but still want to support us? Consider donating a ticket for a Park faculty member.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Contact Lizzie Kane with any and all questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Subject to change
Park has been involved in a multi-faceted project with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake since 2000. The project began as a commitment to building 10 houses in 10 years (raising the $50,000-$90,000 cost for a house each year and working on Habitat building sites). Park Habitat exceeded their goal by building 12 houses in a decade! In 2010, Park partnered with local public and independent schools to pilot the Build-A-Block program, through which students sponsor and build homes for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.
Build-A-Block students from public and independent schools sponsor and build homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. The students develop skills in fundraising, program development, advocacy, and construction. This program is a model for incorporating service learning into an educational curriculum.
Carver Vocational Technical High School, a Baltimore City school member of the Build‐A-Block coalition, has incorporated a unique fundraising opportunity into their carpentry curriculum. Students specializing in woodworking craft both indoor and outdoor furniture, which is marketed and sold by students at Build‐A‐Block member schools. Proceeds are used to purchase product materials, with all profits directly supporting the Build‐A‐Block homes.
In the pilot year of 2010-2011, Build-A-Block raised more than $180,000 to rebuild four houses in the 2400 block of East Jefferson St. In 2011-2012, coalition schools are building three homes on Ward St., in Southwest Baltimore.
In addition to constructing 3-4 homes each year, the coalition purchased an abandoned garage, demolished it, and students are working to create a garden for the Tench Tilghman K-8 school.