Habitat for Humanity Morgan County, Inc. Supports Teen Build Event with Muppets Most Wanted Fundraiser
Indiana’s Habitat for Humanity for Morgan County, Inc. recently held a fundraiser for their initiative to build homes with teenage volunteers. The event supporting the Teen Build, which was held April 12, included a screening of Muppets Most Wanted at the Showtime Cinema, plus popcorn and drinks.
The Habitat for Humanity for Morgan County is part of the global nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity. The organization is committed to getting rid of substandard housing locally and worldwide through “constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.” Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County has an open-door policy, meaning that anyone who believes that everyone needs an affordable and decent place to live are welcome to help, regardless of race, religion, political views, age, or gender.
“The Muppets Most Wanted Movie fundraiser was held as a part of an initiative to build the very first Habitat for Humanity house constructed by teenagers from six area high schools, a campus of Indiana Vocational Technical College, and teenagers of parents employed by the South Central Indiana REMC,” said Joe Mills, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County.
The teens themselves made sure everyone knew about the event. “Most of the marketing was done by Habitat Teen Ambassadors through their school, church and personal contacts,” said Mills. “Additionally, we sent out an email notice to about 700 persons on our e-newsletter list.”
So how did the event go? “It went very well,” he said. “We sold 100 tickets and about 75 attended the showing.” The best part of the event, according to Mills? “The attendance of many very young children from low income families, sponsored by generous purchasers of blocks of 10-30 tickets,” he said.
Are you planning an event like this fundraiser and need some pointers? The thing that Mills said is to have gumption. “Go for it!” he said. “We netted about $650!”
If you’re in Morgan County and want to learn more about your area’s Habitat for Humanity, check out the website by clicking here. There are branches of the organization all over the country, so if you’re heavily invested in giving back to your community, what kind of event would you create for your branch of Habitat for Humanity? Talk about it in the comments section below!