The Clemson University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was established in 1994 following its participation in the building of a home on Bowman Field during the 1993 Homecoming celebration. Since then, the chapter has organized several outstanding projects, including the 2001 "Blitz Build" during which five houses were completed. In 2003, Clemson Habitat spurred the building of the first ever Youth United home in partnership with D.W. Daniel High School in Central, SC.
In Fall of 2008, we were named Campus Chapter of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International at the Youth Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. At this conference, we were asked to give a presentation entitled "LEED the Way in Green Building." As a result, we were able able to organize a Global Village trip to Zacapa, Guatemala (group picture below) where we worked with homeowners and local masons to continue our mission of providing safe, decent housing. We continue to maintain a strong presence on campus and in the community. It is support from individuals like you that enable us to do these things. Please take some time to explore our website for more information.
Global Village group in Zacapa, Guatemala - August 2009
03-14-2012: Meeting Tonight
I know everyone is excited for spring break! It's only three days away, but we will still be having a meeting tonight. 630 PM in Brackett 120, the same place as always. If you are going on the spring break trip and still have not gotten your money to Emily, please come to the meeting tonight and pay her. For the rest of our members, we will be having a regular meeting.
Also, we will have our ACT SPEAK BUILD T-SHIRTS AT THE MEETING so if you are interested and getting a shirt early then come out to the meeting to get a shirt!
We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!
CU Habitat Secretary
11-30-2011: New Officer's Elected!
Congratulations to our new Habitat Officers! These students were elected at last night's club meeting and will take over at the start of next semester.
Here are the new officers:
President- Sarah Barton
Vice President- Emily Klug
Homecoming Coordinator- Kimberley Owen
Advocacy Co-Chairs - Elliot Mappus, Laura Hunsucker
Treasurer- Zach Aderholt
Fundraising Co-Chairs- Mary Ann Robillard, Rachel Nadel
Webmaster- Rachel Nadel (she has volunteered to keep up with the OrgSync side of things, but we still need someone who can do web development, so if you have friends who are tech-savvy who would want to do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Secretary- Chris King
09-19-2011: Homecoming Build T-Shirts
Here's the design for this year's Homecoming Build t-shirts! Shirts will be on sale at the Homecoming House (exact date will be announced later) for $10! You can also bring $10 to the next Club Meeting on the 27th and pre-pay for a shirt. If we get them in by the meeting, then we'll let everyone know.
09-19-2011: Meeting Minutes from September 13th
For those who missed the meeting, we went over several things:
1) We need night guards for Friday September 30th and October 1st. A night guard shift can consist of a group of friends or a an organization. You or your friends are interested in doing this please email Sarah Barton at email@example.com.
2) Along that same note there are plenty of slots open to sign up for the homecoming build. Go to http://clemson.orgsync.com/
org/habitat/HomecomingBuildand sign up now!
3) We have several volunteer appreciation events going on in the next couple days including Fall for Habitat on Sunday September 18th starting at 3pm at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library. The address is 304 Biltmore Rd., Easley
The other event we have going on is the house dedication for last year's homecoming build. This will be Sunday September 25th at 2:30. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Our last event going on is Saturday 24th from 12-2pm at 3 Spoons! For those of you who don't know its a great yogurt shop and a portion of the proceeds during that time go towards obtaining the materials for the homecoming build. It'll be a lot of fun and you'll be supporting Habitat while getting some great yogurt so I encourage everyone to come out!
Our next meeting will be on September 27th at 6:30pm in Brackett Hall Room 120. This is also the LAST DAY to pay your dues!
CU Habitat Secretary
09-05-2011: Donations Through PayPal
In an effort to make it easier for donors to contribute to our annual Homecoming Build, I've created a form online for donating to the build using PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make a donation, just a credit card.
So, in addition to the letter campaign that we will do this semester, you can send your friends and family a link to http://clemson.edu/habitat/Support and ask them to donate using the link at the bottom of the page! Don't forget our goal is to raise $30,000 for this year's build, so be sure to share the link with as many people as possible!
Please email me (email@example.com) if you have any problems with the site or questions about it.
09-04-2011: Notes from Tuesday, August 30th Habitat Meeting
We were really excited to see a great turnout on Tuesday. We hope to see you all at our next meeting: Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm in Brackett 120.
We went over a lot of important things at Tuesday's meeting:
1. Last year's Homecoming house dedication: Sunday, September 25th at 2:30. Email Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in going. It's in Central, and we can carpool.
2. This year's Homecoming Build starts September 28th.
Homecoming Build Sign-ups
Homecoming Build Sign-ups are available online at http://clemson.edu/habitat/HomecomingBuild. Click the "Launch Homecoming Build Sign-Up System" button. Club members have until the end of Tuesday, Sept 6. to have exclusive access to the sign-up system. Sign-ups go public starting on September 7th. To get the Club Password, login to OrgSync and go to the Clemson Habitat main page. Then click on the Pages link on the left and go to the "Homecoming Build Club Password" page for the password. For problems with the sign-up system, email Greg Stabler at email@example.com. For all other Homecoming related questions, email our Homecoming Coordinator, Sarah Barton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dues are $15 for the fall semester or $25 for the full year. They need to be in by September 27th, but the sooner, the better! You can pay them at our next meeting, or dues can be paid online using PayPal. Go to http://clemson.edu/habitat and there will be a section on the right side. Select 1 Year or 1 Semester from the drop-down and click the Pay Dues button. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account, just a credit card.
4. We have a high fundraising goal this year for the Homecoming house, and we are starting a Fundraising Committee to help us meet that goal. Email Emily at email@example.com if you would like to get on the committee and/or have ideas.
5. There are a lot of great opportunities to get involved with beyond the Homecoming Build, including Saturday workdays, the Spring Break Trip, and advocacy events. We'll be updating you on those throughout the semester.
Be on the lookout for an email with an image of the Homecoming T-Shirt!
Have a great weekend,
CU Habitat President
08-31-2011: Homecoming Build Sign-Up - CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!
The Homecoming Build Sign-Up System is now ready and online! Club Members are given 1 week of exclusive access to the Homecoming Build Sign-up System.
In order to access the system, login to OrgSync and go to the Clemson Habitat main page. In the menu on the left, click on Pages. Then open the page named 'Homecoming Build Club Password' and follow the directions. PLEASE DO NOT share this password with non-club members!
Once you have logged into the system, enter your contact information and select the shifts that you want to work! Remember, you can change your shifts at any point in time by logging back into the system and updating your settings.
For questions or problems, please email Greg Stabler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-club members will be allowed to sign-up for the build beginning on Sept. 7th at 12:01am.
08-29-2011: First Habitat Meeting for Fall 2011
Hope everyone had a great summer!
Are you looking to get involved in something at Clemson? Want to help out people in the community? Doy ou like building things? Then come out to the first Habitat for Humanity club meeting for Fall 2011!
At this meeting we'll go over what Habitat is about, why should get involved, and of course, how to join our Club!
Our annual Homecoming Build is only 1 MONTH away, so we'll also be spending some time discussing this awesome event and how you can make a difference for a Clemson family!
So, come out and join us at the McKissick Theater on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm! And bring a friend, a roommate, or anyone else who might be interested in joining!
Clemson Habitat for Humanity
02-22-2011: Meeting Minutes from Monday, February 21
Here's what you need to know from the meeting:
Workdays- We saw some pictures from a recent workday at the near-finished Homecoming house. It's looking good! We have another workday this Saturday, February 26th. Meet at 8 am in the parking lot behind Sikes.
Sign up on Org Sync: https://orgsync.com/22912/events/show/208169. It is Saturday the 26th. We have Collegiate Challenge groups coming in from other colleges after this weekend, so it's your last opportunity for a few weeks to get out to a build!
Spring Break Trip- We're going to Lakeland, FL. This past Saturday we had a hearing with Student Government to get funding. We will be hearing back from them soon.
Advocacy- We did a budget simulation to show how working full time at minimum wage does not cover rent, food, car payments, car insurance, electric, water, etc. With an income at minimum wage, people run out of money long before they pay for the essentials. This situation affects many people around the world, in our country, and in our own town.
To help raise awareness about these issues, we are holding Act! Speak! Build! Week on April 10th-13th.
What is Act! Speak! Build! Week?
We will host a Shantytown, in which teams build shanties out of cardboard and wood on Cox Plaza (by the Union), and have members of team stay in them Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. The teams are made up of Habitat club members, and other friends or organizations you invite to participate. This will simulate what it is like to live in inadequate housing, so we can understand the importance of what we do as Habitat for Humanity. We will hold events at night, such as a movie reel that features documentaries about poverty issues, and a poverty dinner that addresses the proportion of people who live in poverty and what food they can afford to eat. We also plan to include a speaker who can further educate us on these issues.
Our next meeting is Monday, March 7th at 6 pm in Brackett 120. I know everyone's semesters are getting hectic, but we are really excited about getting involvement in Act! Speak! Build! Week and would love to see more of our members at the meetings!
Have a great rest of the week,
CU Habitat for Humanity President
02-20-2011: Monday Meeting - Feb 21
Our next meeting will be Monday February 21st at 6:00 PM in Brackett 120. If you did not make it to the last meeting then make sure to note the change in location. Also this meeting is the last date to turn in club dues if you did not pay for the year last semester or pay for this semester yet. It's $15 and can be paid at the meeting.
This meeting will be our first in a series where we will be having an advocacy portion were we'll talk about the need for Habitat and how ya'll are really supporting the community. I hope every member can make it for this meeting!
02-09-2011: Club Meeting Minutes from Mon, Feb. 7
Here's a recap of what happened at the meeting:
1. We had a representative from ReWigo come talk about his club and here's a summary,
Through one week sessions, IMPACT uses nine college age staffers to
facilitate and lead groups of individuals in small scale construction
projects at sites found to be in significant need. IMPACT 2011 will
serve in New Orleans as well as the Up State, providing the
participants exposure to need throughout America as well as right
here, "In our backyard."
Each summer, a staff of students partners with local agencies to
identify the families IMPACT can best serve. Our goal during the day
is to restore hope to our community, as well as that of New Orleans,
by caring for their physical needs, such as rebuilding homes and
performing minor home repairs. Given that ReWiGo is a Christian
non-profit organization using faith and leadership to inspire lives,
serve others in need, and create environments for hope, evenings at
IMPACT are spent together in times of worship and team building led by
the summer staff.
IMPACT, a ministry of ReWiGo, is an opportunity to go somewhere
outside of your normal surroundings and demonstrate the love of Christ
through doing. And, within this "doing" forge hope within those
blessed by the labor as well as open the eyes of the group
participants to the need within the world as a whole, thus allowing
them to bring that desire to serve back home with them upon the
completion of their service week.
We are currently seeking nine summer staffers for IMPACT 2011. Within
this group there will staff that are more gifted in the construction
fields and those more focused on the traditional 'programming'
elements of IMPAC; both of these roles are vitally important for the
work IMPACT does.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about what ReWigo does please email Jesse@rewigo.org or check out their website at www.rewigo.org
2. For the next two weekends we'll be working on the homecoming house. If you intend to go PLEASE sign up on orgsync before so that we have a record of who was there. Also a reminder we will meet behind Sikes hall at 8 AM and drive over to the site and I encourage members to come out and help us finish the house.
3. We will be hosting the Collegiate Challenge here at Clemson and for those who don't know it's where other schools come here to help build houses here. If anyone is interested in guiding tours around campus to show these groups around or help out then email Paige Wartko at email@example.com
4. The last day to turn in club dues is Monday February 21st at the next meeting. It's $15 and we MUST have them in by the next meeting!
Have a nice week!
01-25-2011: Club Meeting Minutes from Mon, Jan 24
Here's a recap of what happened:
1. Congratulations to all the new officers!
3. A reminder to all members that we'll be resuming workdays starting this Saturday January 29th at 8:00 AM behind Sikes hall. Make sure to sign up on Orgsync for the workday in order to ensure we get a record of your participation in the workday. These workdays will continue most Saturday throughout the semester, but if you have questions or concerns about the workdays email our construction coordinator Page Tarleton at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Lastly, two reminders to all members. If you haven't signed up on Orgsync yet please do it!!! Click on the link and follow the easy instructions on registering, then go to join an org and look for habitat for humanity. http://www.orgsync.com/ This is our way of keeping track of all the members as well as a way for you to check calendar dates and sign up for workdays.
5. The other reminder is that dues for those who didn't pay for the year as well as new members need to pay in the following weeks. It's $15 and you can pay at the beginning or end of the meetings or by using PayPal on our website (http://www.clemson.edu/habitat).
09-22-2010: 2010 Homecoming Build Starts Today!
The Homecoming Build starts today!! Watch it online at www.clemson.edu/habitat!
09-06-2010: 2010 Homecoming Build Sign-ups
The 2010 Homecoming Build is almost here! We're looking for volunteers that want to help build an ENTIRE house on Bowman field in only 8 days! The Sign-up page for the 2010 Homecoming Build is now available online at http://www.clemson.edu/habitat/homecoming/.
Date: Sept. 22nd - Oct. 1st
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00AM
Location: Bowman Field
Contact Person: If you have questions or problems accessing the sign-up page, please contact Greg Stabler at email@example.com!
09-06-2010: Club Meeting
The second Habitat meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30pm in Brackett 214. Please bring dues- either $25 for the year or $15 for the semester. We hope to see everyone there!