TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Post-secondary students from across the
GTA will exchange their books and laptops for bricks and lumber next
week in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto's 2014 Reading Week
Build. For the fifth year in a row, Habitat Toronto will see some 60
students come together to fundraise and volunteer - this year toward
the ambitious completion of two new homes in Toronto's northwest end.
Since 2010, the Habitat Campus Coalition (HCC), a collective of college
and university supporters, have mobilized nearly 400 students in
support of Habitat Toronto's Reading Week Build campaign. The group
last year helped cap a multi-year $80,000 home sponsorship goal by
University of Toronto member group Eyes of Hope. This year, instead of
heading south with their friends, the HCC hopes to raise $5,000 and
blitz to complete two semi-detached Habitat homes to ensure they are
ready for families to occupy on March 27.
"The Reading Week Build is one of the most fun ways for post-secondary
students to get involved with Habitat Toronto. It's a uniquely hands-on
event, involving students not only in the friendly rivalry of
fundraising for an important cause, but also in what Habitat does best:
building simple, decent, affordable homes for families in need," said
HCC Chair Sabnam Islam. "It's something I highly encourage students to
do at least once during their studies."
What: 2014 Reading Week Build
Where: 30 Acme Crescent, Toronto ON
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18; Friday, Feb. 21; Saturday, Feb. 22; and Tuesday, Feb.
Fundraising Challenge: $75 per day toward a combined $5000 campaign goal
***MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND INTERVIEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE***
Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
For further information:
or media requests, please contact:
Enloe Wilson, Faith & Community Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
416.755.7353 x 242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabnam Islam, Chair, Habitat Campus Coalition