Young people play a huge role in our mission to eliminate low income housing from the La Crosse Area and create awareness of the need for decent, safe, and affordable shelter for all people. We welcome the energy and enthusiasm these young people bring.
Youth Build Opportunities:
Throughout the year we host Family Build Days, Father and Son Build Day in June, and Mother and Daughter Build Day in May. Watch our calendar for information on when these build days will take place.
Young people over the age of 16 may also be on the job site on regular build days as long as they are accompanied by a legal guardian.
Youth Fundraising Ideas:
Click here to see all of the great fundraising ideas we have for youth who are interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity and making a difference in their community.
World Habitat Day
The first Monday each October is World Habitat Day, a day when Habitat affiliates and our partners recommit ourselves to a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. To involve more of our community in this, we hold an annual coloring contest for elementary aged students and are beginning an essay contest for middle and high school aged students. Watch our website for more information!
Other Activities by Age:
These age-appropriate activities are broken into general age categories for easy reference. However, many of these ideas will be useful and appropriate for multiple age ranges or can be used in a modified form.
Ages 5 and up
Make a welcome basket for the homeowner family
Sing a song at the dedication
Draw or color thank-you cards to send to donors and volunteers or welcome home cards for new homeowners
Ages 7 and up
Coordinate a birthday gift project for partner family children
Build a house out of Legos and send a picture of it to Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area, and take it to school to share!
Ages 10 and up
Construct and paint flower boxes to be used as housewarming gifts or to be sold at the ReStore
Design a T-shirt
Ages 12 and up
Paint birdhouses or flower boxes for homeowners or to be sold at the ReStore
Produce a video about affordable housing issues in the La Crosse Area
Write a letter to your legislators advocating for policies that promote affordable homeownership
Providing Families with a Place to Call Home Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with homeowners and the community to build decent, safe, and affordable housing.
Phone: 608-785-2373 Fax: 888-823-9830 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address: 3181 Berlin Drive La Crosse, WI 54601