This text was originally released by the Miami University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
OXFORD, OH. (September 10, 2018) – Miami University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is one of 20 groups selected to receive a grant from State Farm®. Miami University Campus Chapter has been awarded $5,000 and must raise a matching amount.
“We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients,” said chapter President Rosie Kenny. “The money from the grant will allow us to contribute to the construction of a house with a family in our community.”
A Habitat campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitats to build, fundraise, advocate and educate to support the work of Habitat for Humanity. Miami University Campus Chapter has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati since 2014 and will use the funds to contribute to the construction of a house in Miami’s own, Oxford!
We are proud that our funding is helping to engage young leaders in advancing Habitat’s mission in communities across the country,” said Ed Woods, Human Resources Director, Philanthropy/Diversity & Inclusion at State Farm. “State Farm is here to help life go right® and is committed to building safer, stronger and better educated communities.”
Scheduled fundraising activities include a campus-wide 5k, restaurant fundrasiers, and various bake sales.
Habitat has several programs to engage youth ages 5 to 25. In addition to the ongoing support State Farm offices provide to local Habitat organizations across the United States, State Farm has provided support for Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs since 2007.
About Miami University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter
Our Habitat for Humanity chapter is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. We provide our members with several opportunities to volunteer and make a difference. We send out two to three weekend trips every Saturday to sites in the Tri-State Area, week-long trips over winter and spring break, and also have numerous fundraising events throughout the year.
About State Farm®
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 65,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.