Hello! We are Carissa‘s Carpenters. The University of Illinois Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be hosting their first ever Build-A-Thon Event this April! Build-a-Thon (BAT) is a 24-hour, one-of-a-kind fundraising and advocacy event. In the months leading up to the event, teams of 4-5 students will race to raise as much money as possible for our local Champaign County Habitat affiliate.
On Saturday, April 20th, all of the teams will come together to build the most wild, innovative, and structurally sound shacks they can to stay in overnight. The experience will provide a glimpse into what people living in substandard housing conditions have to endure on a day-to-day basis. The more your team fundraises, the more materials and supplies you receive to build!
This event is meant to fundraise for our Champaign County Habitat for Humanity affiliate and to raise awareness for the need of affordable and accessible housing.