Bergen Technical High School And Tenafly High School Students Take A Day Off School To Volunteer
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 18 2014 @ 11:10 AM EDT
Bergen Technical High School brought a team of six students to Little Ferry to volunteer on tasks including installation of door trim, stairs and flooring.
District Supervisor, Michael Miceli, served as their team leader and assisted the students in promoting Habitat Bergen with the sale of Habitat Bergen t-shirts and bracelets on campus to raise funds for the affiliate.
“Working with Habitat for Humanity was an experience that our seniors will never forget. They were thrilled to apply the skills they learned in school to a real world setting. Gary Kuhl and Michael Stimson from Habitat Bergen were incredible onsite mentors to our students and integral in the rebuilding effort in the Little Ferry community,” said Michael Miceli, Bergen County Technical Schools District Supervisor.
Tenafly High School’s Habitat for Humanity Youth United Club brought seven students to volunteer in Little Ferry on tasks including sanding, priming and painting.
In addition to their team build, the Youth United Club raised $500 for the affiliate by selling chocolate on Valentine’s Day and hosting bake sales on campus.
“The students enjoyed participating in a hands-on project that required teamwork and good communication. It was a great experience and a wonderful way to see the positive effects of their fundraising efforts,” said Diana Nicole Deschene, Tenafly High School Technology Education Teacher and Youth United Club Advisor.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, contact Nicole Murray at NicoleM@habitatbergen.org or 201.457.1020.
About Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County
The goal of Habitat Bergen is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat Bergen builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added. Habitat Bergen is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic status. That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families). Habitat Bergen is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors.