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The Alternative Break Experience

By Rachel Horowitz, Volunteer Program Manager It was a typical Monday morning when a dozen eager students with matching Boston College sweatshirts ambled into the Chatham Habitat for Humanity office. Their faces were glowing with the excitement of Spring Break

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Investing in Youth

By Zara Pandite, Project Intern As an intern for Chatham Habitat for Humanity, my role is to develop and implement the Youth Volunteer Program. My hope is to inspire and energize younger generations to become involved in the work of

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A Time for Giving

By Taylor Battle, Public Relations Intern The end of year is a reflective time for many. It’s a time to look back on what was accomplished throughout the year, and what will need to be focused on next year. The

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What Matters

By Melchee Johnson, Database Coordinator I have more than enough. I’ve never experienced shortage of food or shelter. I’m employed. I have family, love, and friends. I’m entirely blessed. I shouldn’t complain about anything, yet some expression of disdain over

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What Does Home Truly Mean?

By Taylor Battle, Public Relations Intern Home comes in many forms, whether it’s a house, an apartment, a trailer, a duplex, a hotel, or anything in between. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines home as “one’s place of residence” and “the social

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When the Hard Hats Come Off

By Rachel Horowitz, Volunteer Manager What comes to mind when you think of Habitat for Humanity? If it’s a group of smiling volunteers hammering away with smiling faces and matching hard hats, you’re not alone. A simple Google search shows

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Maria’s Blessing

By Taylor Battle, Public Relations Intern Maria Porras is a mother who only wants the best for her children, and for her that meant providing them with a safe and stable home. Maria, who previously lived in Chapel Hill for

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