18 March 2010

build-a-thon


Master Carpenter, 2005

If you read this as an RSS feed, you may not have notice the new tab on my sidebar. So I'd like to draw your attention to it. Reader, meet my new tab, "Capital District Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon Donate Button". I'll call it The Button for short.

Throughout the entire month of April, folks from around New York's Capital District will be working together to build decent and affordable housing for our low-income neighbors. Each volunteer has pledged to raise $150 to support the Build-A-Thon and Habitat's mission. Companies, churches, civic groups, schools and individuals can form Build Teams and register to volunteer on the Habitat construction site for one day in April.
  • Live in the Albany area? Then sign up to build! Info and registration available at Habitat's website.
  • Not in the area/can't build this April? Well you can sponsor me! Click on The Button to donate safely & securely online through Firstgiving.com.
I've told you guys about Habitat before (here and here). Some of you know that I'm a long-time volunteer with Habitat. You may or may not know that my grad degree, volunteer time and professional career have all centered on affordable housing and social justice (what?! you aren't a Professional Blogger and Maker of Beverage Cozies?!). Safe, decent & affordable housing is important, and it's even more crucial in these tough times when so many families are feeling the pinch.

Donations of any size are tremendously appreciated :)

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