On Monday, February 13, 150 volunteers will converge on the Canyon Charter School grounds to frame, in one day, a Habitat for Humanity house. Canyon is the first elementary school in the United States to participate in this international program.The project grew out of student, staff and parent concern for the victims of Hurricanes Kartrina and Wilma. The entire school community worked diligently to come up with a project to aid these families. In November, the Governing Board approved a partnership with Habitat for Humanity.The schedule calls for supplies to be delivered onto campus on Friday, February 10. The platform for the house will be built on Saturday, February 11. Monday is the big day when the house is erected. The house will be disassembled Tuesday and shipped to the Gulf Coast. All Habitat for Humanity houses sent to the Louisiana and Florida areas are built in the same assemble-disassemble way.Canyon Charter School is proud to be part of this herculean effort to provide homes for the victims of the devastating Gulf hurricanes. A curriculum component was developed by Canyon staff including writing and math assignments. Students participated in various activities to collect donations for the house, including creation of note cards featuring the historic Canyon library and selling them for holiday gifts.To help or obtain more information please call (310) 486-2079 or email CanyonHFH@yahoo.com or go to www.habitat.org.Ed. Note: This article originally appeared in the Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association News.
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