Holy Family University's Alternative Spring Break: Building Houses, Building Lives with Habitat for Humanity

Twenty-seven students and three chaperones from Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will build new construction and renovate existing houses in Taos, NM, as part of Alternative Spring Break in March.

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  1. Follow our students as they prepare, travel, and build for Alternative Spring Break.

    This is the seventh year Holy Family has taken Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge, in which students volunteer their time at hundreds of Habitat worksites across the U.S. during spring break (habitat.org). In November 2011, Habitat for Humanity named Holy Family University an official Campus Chapter and, at the time, Holy Family was one of only five local universities to have that status.

    Habitat student leader and the force behind Holy Family’s status as an official Habitat chapter Ryan O’Driscoll got involved with the trip his first year at Holy Family because it was something different that he had never done: “What I didn’t know is that this trip would help me to better understand the core values and help me apply them in my everyday life. I hope that the trip this March will be a successful trip. I hope that we as a group can make an impact on the person whose home we help build.”

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