We are very grateful for the generous support and involvement that these educational institutions have provided over the years.
Over the years students from Bennington College have helped with builds in North Bennington, Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Manchester. In addition, the college has allowed Global Village teams to stay in their alumni house when building in North Bennington and Bennington. We are very grateful for the support and interest.
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In an effort to challenge its students with diverse, integrated and meaningful service opportunities and experiences,
As a part of their service learning program, a group of Burr and Burton Academy students built a shed in the fall of 2008 that will soon be moved to the site. It will store building materials during the build and then will be used by the Siegrist family. The students who visited on May 30, 2009 , built several picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. We use the picnic tables during our lunch breaks and will auction the chairs to raise funds for building supplies. We are most grateful to the students and their advisors, Pete Nicholson and Cliff Hay for their strong support.
As a part of their service learning requirement, students at Burr and Burton built a shed that was assembled at the West Rupert home on June 7, 2008. The shed provides the Morey family badly needed storage space. In addition to helping a Habitat family, the students learned basic building skills from the teacher, Cliff Hay. We are grateful to Ellie Turner, Anthony White, Allen Shores, David Shores, Mike McNalley, Tyler Bove, Matt Lareau, T.J. Oliver, and faculty, Cliff Hay and Pete Nicholson for building this shed.
As their service learning project for the fall of 2007, Burr and Burton students chose to build a shed for Cindy Drake of Shaftsbury and her family. We dedicated the Drake home in January 2006 but they clearly did not have sufficient storage space. Burr and Burton students decided that this would be a great way for them to learn construction skills and to help a Habitat family in need.
They worked with their advisor, Pete Nicholson and under the guidance of BBA shop teacher, Cliff Hay. The shed was transported to Cindy's home on December 11, 2007 by a truck supplied by Jamaica Cottage Shop. We are most grateful the the BBA staff, students, and to the Jamaica Cottage Shop for all they did to make this wonderful gift possible for the Drake family.
BBA students visited the Lewis home on Saturday, April 5th with their advisor, Pete Nicholson.
As a part of their service learning project, members of the BBA freshman class made two end tables and a porch glider as house warming gifts for the Jenks family. They and their advisor, Pete Nicholson, presented the table to Christine Jenks on Saturday, December 9, 2006.
On December 16, 2006 BBA students presented Christine with the glider they had made at the BBA shop under the direction of Cliff Hay. They also toured the home with Christine and had many good questions about how Habitat selects and works with families.
On November 4, 2006 BBA students sold 126 studs and raised $359 that will be used to build a home in Rupert. The construction for this home will begin in late April 2007. We are most grateful to the BBA students for their help, and we thank everyone who bought and signed studs and to r.k. Miles for allowing BBA students to sell the studs.
Burr and Burton student putting on the sheathing and BBA students painting the trim.
In the fall of 2008, BBA students built another shed as a part of their service learning project. The shed will be moved to Asa's Way in North Bennington, the site of a home we will start building in the spring of 2009. We will use the shed to store building supplies and when we finish, the shed will be used by the family. They did a great job, and once again, we are most appreciative of their generous contribution to the community in which they live.
Names from right to left:
Pete Nicholson, Samantha Ayotte, Emily Waite, Nancy Seem, Dylan Aakjar, Tyler Bovey (standing in back), Marissa Yakaitis, Justin Cobb, Mike McNally, and Cliff Hay
Over the years students from Castleton State college have helped with builds in Rupert, West Rupert, North Bennington, Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Manchester. During the 2011-12 academic year, they formed a Habitat for Humanity chapter. In 2012-13, they helped many days with the Cooper home on Jennifer Lane. They also helped the group that is forming a Habitat affiliate for Rutland County.
I can't thank Bennington Habitat enough for giving our group the opportunities to volunteer. Each weekend that we can send students down is an opportunity to enhance construction skills, and enhance each students' appreciation for volunteerism. You have a great group, and it was a pleasure to work with you all. Ethan Jones
Castleton State College
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Castleton State College
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On July 26, three Flood Brook students, Riley Christy, Allura Cameron, and Ashley Poddick accompanied by parents, Sharon Poddick and Heather Cameron, visited the home Habitat is building in West Rupert. This spring they and five other students learned about Habitat's work in our community, and they decided they wanted to help. They organized a penny drive that involved all students at their school. They decorated coffee cans to collect pennies, made presentations to every class, and over the period of a month, they raised $296.23 in pennies for Habitat.
They visited the house and met with new homeowner, Glenn Morey, Cliff Beebe, the Project Manager, and board member, Richard Malley. Malley said, “The project they organized was very special. We greatly appreciate what they did and are especially glad they were able to see the result of all their hard work. The money they raised will purchase the paint for the interior walls.
The Building Trades 1 Class of the Career Development Center built a shed in the winter of 2007 with the intent that it would be raffled to raise funds to build another Habitat home. The class did a great job, and the Interact Club and Marketing Class designed the plan for the raffle. They raised just over $1,600 for Habitat. This was a most creative way for students to help advance Habitat's work and to learn about ways to give back to the community. We are most grateful to these students and their teachers for all their hard work and their dedication to helping their community.
During the winter of 2008, students at the Career Development Center of Bennington built another shed for Habitat. Jim Glibert, their teacher, wanted his students to learn how to build a house and building this shed was a great first step. The students transported the shed to r.k. Miles in Manchester where it will be displayed until it is sold.
The funds to purchase the building supplies were donated by the Berkshire Bank. Habitat will use the proceeds from the sale of this shed to buy building supplies to help another family.
In the late spring, Jim Gilbert and some of his students built a small play house for the July 2008 auction. Photo (left) Jim is on the right - and is thanked by Habitat board president, Dick Malley. The shed was beautifully made and was sold at the auction for $650.
We are most grateful to Jim and his students for doing such a great job. The craftsmanship was clearly evident - it was built like a small home - and we know it will provide great fun for many years.
MEMS (Manchester Elementary and Middle School)
The 8th grade advisory raised $590 that purchased building supplies for the Rupert home that was started in April 2007. Most of all, students learned a lot about Habitat and the value of giving back to help the community in which they are living. We applaud their initiative!
During December 2006, members of Diannnah Ivey's 8th grade advisory will be selling raffle tickets for mid season Bromley ski passes. The raffle will continue until December 19th
We are most grateful to Diannah and to her class for their most enthusiastic support.