When people hear Habitat for Humanity, they immediately think of house construction. While this is the main work of Habitat, there are lots of other opportunities to get involved.
Before construction begins there is a lot of planning that goes on. The Building Committee is responsible for the planning, implementing and monitoring of each of our construction projects. The Building Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 AM at the Habitat Office.
Partner families must go through a rigorous screening process before they are selected. The Family Services Committee reviews every application that comes in to ensure the partner family will succeed in homeownership. Once a partner family is selected and approved by the Board of Directors, the Family Services committee appoints a liaison to work with the family during the construction of their home. The liaison will monitor sweat equity hours, make sure the family is attending required training sessions and be available to answer questions that may come up. The Family Services Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Borough of State College Building located at 243 S. Allen Street in Room 112 (look for alternate dates if the first Monday is a holiday).
In order for a house to be built, we must have the funds to build it! The Community Development Committee works on securing the necessary resources, both volunteer and monetary, to build a house.
This committee oversees our major fundraising events: HouseWalk, Carpenter's Ball, Motorcycle Run and Golf Tournament.
The Site Selection Committee is always on the look-out for affordable, buildable land for our next project.
If you enjoy customer service and have a few hours each week, ReStore could use your help. The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County's retail outlet for new and gently used building materials. The ReStore is open Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.