‘Dine to Build’ Supports Habitat for Humanity

| February 25, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s business management lab will host “Dine to Build,” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Ascension Episcopal Church in Amherst. The meal also will include salad, bread and a variety of desserts and beverages. Diners are asked to make a donation to benefit Amherst County Habitat for Humanity.

Each spring semester, Sweet Briar’s management lab partners with Habitat for Humanity to promote awareness of the non-profit organization and to help collect donations for its projects. Sweet Briar students have spent countless hours on the “Dine to Build” event, including collaborating weekly with their professor Tom Loftus and Amherst County Habitat for Humanity director Craig Cassell.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide decent housing for those in need. Families are selected through a formal application process based on specific level of need, ability to repay a loan, and desire to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity program. The organization provides a special opportunity for Habitat homeowners by engaging them fully in the building process. Together the families and friends work side-by-side with volunteers, sawing and hammering until the home is complete.

Sweet Briar’s “Dine to Build” goal is to bring members of the Amherst County community together and to collect donations for the local Habitat affiliate. Donations will go toward building materials for a Habitat project.

“Amherst County Habitat is honored to have the Sweet Briar College business lab partnership,” Cassell said. “The College is a wonderful supporter of affordable housing in Amherst, so please come out and support our partnership with a tasty spaghetti dinner.”

Ascension Episcopal Church is at 253 S. Main St. in Amherst. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.habitat.org.

For more information about the dinner, please contact MacKenzie Place at [email protected] or (503) 914-9953.


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