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Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant

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The landing of a State Farm Matching Grant is big news that we’d like to get out in the community. Since we were one of only 3 schools nationwide chosen to receive the grant, it’s a pretty big deal.

Blessed Trinity’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity has experienced great success in recent weeks. At the top of the list is the chapter’s selection as recipient of a 2008-09 Campus Chapter $5000 Matching Grant. BT competed against campus chapters across the country to claim the award – securing one of only three grants which were available to high schools for the entire U.S. If BT students successfully raise $5000 toward the building of a home in our community by May 1, 2009, State Farm will donate an additional $5000 to the HFH North Central Georgia building fund.

BT students had a busy month in October as they hammered away at reaching the $5000 goal. A contingent of HFH members baked sweet treats and sold them at home football games, raising over $700. The group is planning for a variety of other fundraisers, including more bake sales, a fleece scarf sale, Data Match, and the annual Chariot Film Festival and Battle of the Bands.

The first Building Day of the school year took place on October 11, as BT students donated their time to help finish the construction of the HFH townhomes at Centennial Village in Alpharetta. BT’s next building day will be on January 10 in Canton.

According to HFH moderator, Kathy Hoffman, it is only through the generosity of the BT community that the chapter is so successful. "BT’s chapter of HFH is grateful for all of the people who have contributed to our growth and success through donations and support of HFH fundraisers. If you would like contribute to this year’s financial goal, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our cause," she said.

Checks can be made payable to Blessed Trinity (with HFH in the memo line) and sent to BT c/o Mrs. Kathy Hoffman.