raises funds for Habitat build
Bowdoin College's Habitat for Humanity campus chapter
has begun preparing for the anticipated Spring 2002 Bowdoin Build: a house
built completely by Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff.
Alison George '03 and Baxter House members organized
the first fundraiser, which was held Monday, by providing 40-minute professional
massages for just $20. The massages were incredibly popular, and over
$700 was raised to support the Build.
In conjunction with other groups on campus, student
chapter leaders Leah McConaughey '01, Kathleen Masterson '03, Claire Black
'04, Julie Dawson '03, and the members of the fundraising committee are
planning more fundraising events to occur this spring.
Those events include a Quad sale with Howell House and
the faculty/staff auction with Residential Life, among others. Habitat's
annual walk on Sunday, April 29, will be the largest event of the semester,
and the Habitat group encourages all students, faculty, and staff to collect
pledges and walk the 5-mile course to support this Build.
Any interested walkers can pick up a packet at the Smith
Union information desk. The walk is organized by the Bath/Brunswick affiliate,
and all money raised by the Bowdoin community will help reach a goal of
$40,000 for next year's project.
If you are interested in helping Habitat for Humanity
by organizing or facilitating a fundraiser or serving on a committee,
please contact one of the chapter leaders: Leah (lmcconau), Kathleen (kmasters),
Claire (cblack), or Julie (jdawson).
raise money for Bowdoin's Habitat for Humanity build, Baxter House provided
40-minute massages for a low $20 fee.
(Liesl Finn/Bowdoin Orient)