Habitat for Humanity Event at IU

Winners of the Habitat for Humanity competition

From left to right: third place winner Hannah Van Rossum, first place winners Chris Diorio and Lauren Fox, Jillian Mele of NBC 10, and second place winners Claire Bernard and Isabel Gallard

On Saturday, March 9, over 300 fifth-graders unveiled a model of their dream home at Immaculata University at the 11thannual “Build A House…Build A Dream” competition.

Fifth-graders from across the Delaware Valley worked individually or in teams to build their own three-dimensional, model dream home and bring it to the contest for display and judging.  Participating students’ imaginative, colorful designs reflected their far-ranging interests and the issues that concern them.

Approximately 30 judges narrowed the field down to 10 finalists.  All participants received recognition for their efforts, and three top winners earned cash prizes.  In addition, several Immaculata University students, faculty, and staff served as volunteers for the day.

The goal of the event was to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing and funds for local Habitat home-building programs for low income families in Philadelphia, Camden, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.  The program is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and its affiliates of the Delaware Valley.

For more information, please contact 610-384-7993, ext. 11 or visit www.hfhcc.org/2012/11/build-a-house-build-a-dream

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

Author: lszyjka

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