This Friday, February 15, an Act Out Now group is heading to Park Forest with Habitat For Humanity of the Chicago South Suburbs to help a family build their home.
Habitat for Humanity is a well-known international organization with many local chapters. It welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. There are several local chapters throughout Illinois. The Chicago South Suburbs (HFHCSS) local chapter serves 75,000 households in the southern suburbs that are defined as having “critical housing needs”–-meaning that these households are paying too much of their monthly income for housing and/or they are living in substandard quality or overcrowded conditions. HFHCSS is trying to make a difference for these families by helping to provide simple, decent homes. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at HFHCSS. HFHCSS also requires signed safety and waiver forms. This is a great opportunity for teens wanting to learn the joy of hands-on direct service–while picking up some handy building skills along the way.
Act Out Now is excited to work with Habitat for Humanity and will be organizing other outings in the future. Interested in this? Please let us know by dropping a comment below or contacting us directly.