When you live in a big city, sometimes it’s easy to forget the little gems that make it so great. The Chicago E&A’ers got a chance to participate in our first ever Scavenger Hunt! We broke up into teams and ran all over downtown Chicago, searching for landmarks and collecting interesting information. Did you know the sculpture at Millennium Park that we lovingly call “The Bean” is actually named Cloud Gate? Who knew?! We also learned that it is not as easy to find a book of matches as it might have been a few years ago, am I right Scavenger Hunters? We roared with the lions at the Art Institute, interviewed each other in front of ABC Studios, and blew bubble gum bubbles in front of the Wrigley Building, and that’s only scratching the surface! After a day like that how could we not feel proud to call Chicago our home!
April Event Manager Chicago
Events and Adventures Volunteers Spend a Day Building at Twin Cities Habitat’s First Ever Net-Zero Energy Home…
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity invites a wide array of volunteer groups to help build community at Habitat build sites. Be it a group of co-workers, members of the same faith community, or even a family and friends celebrating a birthday together, there are few better ways to spend a day together than making a difference in the life of a well-deserving family.
On Saturday, November 9th, we Events & Adventures volunteers helped put the finishing touches on Twin Cities Habitat’s first ever net-zero energy home. This unique home will have solar panels for generating electricity and hot water. It will be the most efficient home Twin Cities Habitat has ever built. The family that is buying it is getting special training on all of the home’s green features. By the day’s end, our team of 8 Events & Adventures members equally agreed that “when you give to others, everyone wins!”
This is one of the charities that we volunteer with and what’s great about these events is that it’s a 2-4-1… you get to meet new people AND help out a family in need! There is always an opportunity with E&A!
Megan Event Manager Minneapolis