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The House and Interior Design students will build a house for Habitat for Humanity

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One Good Deed to Another

The Housing and Interior Design class is helping Habitat for Humanity build four houses in the area.

The Housing and Interior Design class is helping Habitat for Humanity build four houses in the area.

LHS Publications

The Housing and Interior Design class is helping Habitat for Humanity build four houses in the area.

LHS Publications

LHS Publications

The Housing and Interior Design class is helping Habitat for Humanity build four houses in the area.

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The Housing and Interior Design students will get the opportunity to physically build houses for Habitat for Humanity. They will break ground on May 12th on four houses being built: two in O’Fallon and two in Wentzville.

“We found out about this through a guest speaker I had in my Housing and Interior Design class last fall,” Housing and Interior Design teacher Mrs. Pizzo said. “She was excited about it and introduced me to the engagement manager for the St. Charles Habitat for Humanity. I eventually had her come to speak to my students in the spring.”  

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that provides safe and affordable houses to those who can’t afford it.

By building these houses, the students involved really hope to make in impact on the owners of these new homes.

“I’m excited to really change the lives of the people that are getting the houses built for them,” sophomore Maggie Merz said.

The class is raising awareness by selling bricks in the cafeteria during lunch to build the house.  During AI classes, students are encouraging buying a brick for $5. This will run for three weeks.

“I’m excited to go around during AI and encouraging people to buy bricks,” freshman Jacob Green said.

Each high school is participating and has a goal of $2,000. Timberland and Holt will be helping with the project too. The three high schools are working with Habitat for the materials to build the house.

This is an easy way to get involved in the community and get involved with school.

“I love making a difference in the community and this is a great way to do it,” Merz said.

Anyone can volunteer, but the one restriction is to be onsite with a backhoe you have to be 16. The class is looking for help around the board and help would be appreciated.

The project is still a work in progress but it is not only a good way to get involved with the community, but a good way to get involved in school. If you are interested in helping or ways to get involved, ask Mrs. Pizzo or go on the Facebook page.

The Housing and Interior Design class is helping Habitat for Humanity build four houses in the area