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Habitat for Humanity's Shackathon

shackathon - mosher, fedder, lepper.jpgEastern's Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter held its annual "Shack-a-Thon" fundraiser from noon on Oct. 26 to noon on Oct. 27 on Webb Lawn. The shack-a-thon is a campaign designed to create a visual representation of the chapter's mission to eradicate substandard housing. Participants lived outside in cardboard boxes for 24 hours where they slept, studied and relaxed while collecting pledges.

Students continued to attend class as well as participate in extracurricularshackathon exterior of boxes.jpg activities, but returned to their cardboard shelter during the 24-hour period, giving up use of their cell phones, showers, laptops, disposable income and groceries from home so they could appreciate the full shackathon experience. 

Habitat for Humanity members will continue to accept donations until the end of the semester to raise money for their spring break trip to build a house in South Carolina. Participants included Jamie O Connor; Avery Schena; Emily Cameron; Heather Lepper '12; Jackie Fedor '12; Chris Connors; Rebecca Ingoglia; Dave Coffey; Christina Reynolds '12; Katie Lynne Twarog '13; Amy Dias '12; Jackie Giuntini '12; Melissa Timbrell; Scott Nolan '12; Despina M '13; Corey Pelletier and Austin Baldour.

Above, right to left: Alex Moshier '13, Jackie Fedor '12, & Heather Lepper '12 keep warm under layers of blankets in cardboard boxes during Shackathon 2011.

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