What can $18,333 buy in today’s world? Some options might include a small two-door car, a fancy wedding dress, or a boat!
But why not a home for a family? $18,333 is our school’s commitment to a brand new home for a Habitat for Humanity partner family. We are partnering with students from Christ School and Asheville Christian Academy to financially support and physically build an affordable home for a family in Asheville. We will directly help a family in need by collaborating with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and local volunteers. Each school has committed to raising $18,333.
Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide homeownership nonprofit that works with qualifying families to build new homes. Habitat’s mission is to provide a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.” Part of the agreement between Habitat and the partner family is that the family pays low monthly payments and assists with construction. The value of homeownership has been reinforced through many studies which find that secure housing leads to more stable households. A Habitat for Humanity house is not only a building, it’s a safe, affordable family home.
What can you do to help in this endeavor?
- Make a contribution online.
- Watch for future fundraising events you and your family can support.
Wild Wings South on Long Shoals Road is hosting a CDS Spirit Night March 3 from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds support our Habitat for Humanity student build project. IMPORTANT: Please drop your receipt in the "Habitat Box,” which will be at the exit. The receipts in the box determine the proceeds we receive. There will also be student-based entertainment throughout the evening, including Serena Dotson-Smith performing from 8 p.m.- 9 p.m. Ethan Baechtold's band, Dr. Van, will perform from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. Come out to support a great cause and see our talented students perform!
Come to the Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro in downtown Asheville March 4 from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. They are hosting a percentage night and donating 15% of food sales to the Habitat project.