Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FUNDRAISING: What is your group doing?

CRHS raised $350 during World Habitat week by collecting change and challenging each class in their school to raise money.  What are your groups doing or do you have plans in the works? Do you have great fundraising ideas? Share your thoughts here.

CURRICULUM: What is your class doing?

Classrooms at Cameron Park Elementary School celebrated "World Habitat Day" by reading "A Castle on Viola Street" by DyAnne DiSalvo and utilized Habitat classroom lessons.  Share your ideas! What is your class doing or do you have plans in the work?



Last updated 10-10-10
See the Photo Gallery to watch our progress on the 2010-2011 Hands for Habitat Home!

Monday, October 11, 2010

2010-2011 Hands for Habitat Kickoff Celebration

Teachers, students, school officials and others came together Friday, Sept. 10, at 552 Harper Road to hammer the first nails into what will eventually be transformed into a home for Maria Reyes, Diego Ceja and their three children.

Teacher Workshop

Tuesday August 17th, 2010- Teacher workshop-  45 teachers from throughout the OCS district came together to learn about how they could bring the "Hands for Habitat"project into their classrooms to help build on last year’s successes.

2009-2010 Hands for Habitat



During the 2009-2010 school year the “Hands for Habitat” Partnership engaged students in Orange County Schools in an ambitious service-learning project designed to increase awareness of issues surrounding housing and affordability. 

The project had three components:

Building: Construction classes from Orange High School built in the Fairview Community of Hillsborough and horticulture classes from Orange High School landscaped a green-certified home designed by an Orange High School student.

Curriculum: Classrooms at various grade levels throughout the district engaged in educational and service learning activities designed by Habitat for Humanity International or self-designed by our own teachers to focus on housing issues that affect our community and world.

Fundraising: Schools, classrooms and clubs joined with community businesses and organizations to raise $35,000 for the construction of the home.  A total of $36,750 was raised.

Did You Know…
7 out of 13 OCS schools were involved in “Hands for Habitat” in the 2009-2010 School year.
Funds raised by OCS: $15,000
Total gifts from the community: $21,750
Approximate number of students, teachers, parents and community members who have participated in educational, fundraising and building activities: 895 individuals
Media Coverage: 3 Newspapers, 15 articles
Orange County Schools currently have 38 Habitat families with 92 children attending Orange County

PLANS FOR 2010-2011

OCS “Hands for Habitat” will be continuing in the 2010-2011 school year thanks to Sports Endeavors who will fully sponsor the cost of the partnership. We are thrilled with the success of the first year of “Hands for Habitat” and we plan to expand this program to all schools in the district.