Florida State University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is one of 14 groups selected to receive a grant from State Farm®. The FSU Campus Chapter has been awarded $20,000.00 and must raise a matching amount.
“We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients again this year,” said chapter president Caleb Rowan. “Last year, we were awarded a $10,000.00 matching grant which went toward the construction of a home for a family in our community, and we’re looking forward to helping another family achieve homeownership through this year’s project.”
A Habitat campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitats to build, fundraise, advocate and educate to support the work of Habitat for Humanity. FSU Campus Chapter has partnered with Big Bend Habitat for Humanity since 1990 and will use the funds to build a single-family home.
“We are proud to support young leaders in advancing Habitat’s mission in communities across the country,” said Ed Woods, Director, Corporate Responsibility at State Farm. “At State Farm, we make it our business to be a good neighbor and are committed to building safer, stronger and better educated communities.”
In an effort to reach our matching amount, we have written grants, held virtual fundraisers and will continue to seek donations throughout the semester. Please follow us on facebook for announcements about upcoming events, https://m.facebook.com/HabitatatFsu.
Habitat has several programs to engage youth ages 5 to 25. In addition to State Farm supporting Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs since 2007, many local Habitat organizations also receive ongoing support.