About Habitat

(With Pictures!)

The Purdue University Habitat for Humanity Chapter is a nonprofit Christian housing organization. By partnering with low-income families to build simple, decent homes, Habitat works toward its goal of eliminating poverty housing. Purdue Habitat for Humanity works with Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette and with other local Habitat affiliates to construct homes in the area.

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Purdue University’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus.  We provide our members with  opportunities to get involved and make a difference not only in Lafayette, but also in other surrounding communities in need.  We arrange weekend trips every Saturday to sites in the local area, trips over spring break around the nation, and also have numerous fundraising, awareness, and social events throughout the year!

Our mission is to raise awareness within the college community about the Habitat for Humanity mission and to get students passionate about helping others and their community.  Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world.  By partnering with local, low-income families to build simple, decent homes, Habitat works toward its goal.  Purdue Habitat for Humanity works closely with Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette to construct homes in the area.

During spring break, Purdue Habitat sponsors trips to work camps in other regions of the country. In addition, Purdue Habitat raises money for new construction projects and strives to educate the Purdue/Lafayette community about the problem of poverty housing in the United States and around the world.

Recent Events

Bucket 100: 2014

Bucket 100 is an annual 120+ mile bike ride-fundraiser over one weekend for Purdue Habitat for Humanity. We started out from Memorial Mall bright and early on Saturday, October 25th, and made it to IU’s Memorial Stadium in Bloomington by midafternoon Sunday the 26th.

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Shack-a-thon, Habitat for Humanity’s annual advocacy event to raise awareness about poverty housing, took place on October 22nd, 2014. Teams competed to build the best cardboard house on Memorial Mall, and had a lot of fun in the process! Awards were given out for Most Creative, Most Livable, and Best Overall houses.

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