Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon 2019

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  Apr 20 2019 . Urbana, IL, USA

The University of Illinois Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be hosting their first Build-A-Thon Event on Saturday, April 20th @ 2:00 PM - Sunday, April 21st @ 10:00 AM on the South Quad.

Build-a-Thon (BAT) is an overnight, one-of-a-kind fundraising and advocacy event. In the months leading up to the event, teams of up to 5 students will race to raise as much money as possible by Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 for our student chapter and local Champaign County Habitat affiliate.

On Saturday, April 20th, all of the teams will come together to build the wildest, innovative, and structurally sound shacks they can to stay in overnight. The experience will provide a glimpse into what people living in substandard housing conditions have to endure on a day-to-day basis. The more your team fundraises, the more materials and supplies you receive to build!

Shacks will be judged on multiple criteria (i.e. creativity, structural stability, aesthetic). Prizes for the best shacks and the most funds raised will be awarded! Food and entertainment will be provided throughout the event. 

This event is meant to fundraise for the Champaign County Habitat for Humanity and to raise awareness for the need of affordable and accessible housing. All proceeds will go towards building student-sponsored Habitat homes in our community. 

Sign your team up today! This event is a great way to get involved with Habitat, earn volunteer hours (up to 12 hours) and give back to the community! May the team-building begin!

Fundraising Tiers

Raise the minimum ($150) and receive:

    -2 pieces of plywood (4' x 8')

    -5 studs (2" x 4" x 8")

Raise $250 and receive:

     -3 pieces of plywood (4' x 8')

     -6 studs (2" x 4" x 8")

     -A tarp

Raise $400 and receive:

     -4 pieces of plywood (4'x8')

     -7 studs (2" x 4" x 8")

     -A tarp 

Event Details

4/17/19, 11:59 PM - Deadline to register as a team/individual

4/17/19, 11:59 PM  - Deadline to fulfill fundraising requirements

4/20/19 - 4/21/19 - BUILD-A-THON!

Location: South Quad, Urbana, IL 61801

Additional Information

RSOs, Greek, or Group Sign-Ups: There is a maximum of five people per team. If you have more than five people in your group, you can make multiple teams (each team required to fulfill fundraising minimum) or you can fundraise as an entire group under one team. Only registered team members can participate on the day of the event.

Individual Sign-Ups: Want to participate in Build-A-Thon but don't have a team? Email us and we'll place you on a team! 

Offline Donations: Any offline donations documented on Crowdrise towards the fundraising requirement must be dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity Office (Illini Union RSO Complex Cubicle 5) or sent to @UIUCHabitat on Venmo by the fundraising deadline. To add offline donations on Crowdrise:

1. Click your account on the upper right corner

2. Go to "My Campaigns" 

3. Click on "Manage" under your campaign

4. Click "Add Offline Donations" tab on the right side of the page

Stay updated with Build-A-Thon and Habitat:

Facebook page -

Official website -

If you have any questions, please email our Build-A-Thon Chairs:

Carissa Mysliwiec,

Adya Sharma,

Jamie Wiberg,

Posted by UIUC Habitat for Humanity