Help us reach our goal of $10,000 ... TODAY: Give the Gift of Shelter.
Today's the day. Will you help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for student projects with Habitat for Humanity? We know you stand with us in support of socially responsible design, sustainability, and super-efficient housing. Now is the time to show your commitment. Show our students you value their work and you believe everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing.
[Update: December 5, 2012]
We're just two days away from our goal! Here's a message from the Center for Sustainable Building Research fellow Dan Handeen, who is leading the Habitat for Humanity projects next semester:
"Students in the net-zero classes will be partnering with students in the
Housing Development and Management class taught by Lyn Bruin and Becky
Yust. Working in teams, the housing students will provide valuable
insight into the management, budgeting, and socio-demographic aspects of
affordable housing. Meanwhile, the ARCH students will be clarifying the
differences that super-efficient structures have on design process,
project cost, and lifestyle.
We are excited to expand the scope of the project, since a multi-family project presents new design opportunities and design challenges beyond the single-family homes that the students have designed in the past. I hope you can share with our community how unique it is to have the chance to blend disciplines like this. The extra support is truly what makes these classes possible, and it is vital to our engagement in Minnesota, the region, and in the design community."
[Update: November 30, 2012]
Thank you to everyone who has given so far!
Your gift builds on the commitment fellow alumni and friends have made to support community partnerships and socially responsible design. Last year, donors like you contributed $10,000 to sustain our projects with Habitat for Humanity ranging from student work with the Global Village Project, to Habitat ReStores, to the design of super-efficient Net-Zero structures in North Minneapolis. This year, we're doing it again - and we're doing more.
[Update: November 26, 2012]
Your gift will help cover the cost of materials for these students, lightening their financial burden and ensuring they get hands-on experience addressing the basic human need for safe, affordable, accessible housing.
With your help, our students will work across disciplines in new ways, deepening their practical knowledge, and solving some of today's most pressing problems. Give a gift that opens doors - for our students, and for the families who will call their projects home. This holiday, please show your support and give the gift of shelter.