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Each year, we participate in Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge. This event is an opportunity for thousands of students across our country to selflessly give up their spring breaks to build homes and improve communities through Habitat for Humanity. Our affiliate has been lucky to have the same school volunteer with us for the past three years. The Ethel Walker School from Simsbury, Connecticut sends about 10 students each year.

This spring break, the girls who attended were able to work alongside the Felix family, Habitat homebuyers who have now moved into the home. Together, they worked on projects such as painting, landscaping and cleaning. While the girls were here, they experienced Texas A&M activities, including attending a women’s basketball game, visiting the George Bush Library, and eating at the Dixie Chicken. They are a great group of girls and we are always so thankful for their help and look forward to next year’s Collegiate Challenge.

Interested in volunteering to build homes and hope in Bryan/College Station? Contact Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitatbcs.org. You don’t necessarily have to swing a hammer (but it is fun!), you can volunteer at ReStore or help fundraise! Your volunteer time is an integral part of what makes these homes affordable for low-income families in our community.