Anna Justice: Getting Started- Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity

The semester has just started, and I’ve already gotten off to a great start with my internship with Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity! I have officially been introduced to all the awesome staff at CAHFH and am so grateful to be interning with an organization whose staff is so committed to serving those in this community. The mission of Habitat is pretty powerful, and I am excited to get up each morning knowing that the work I’m doing may be a step closer to helping someone own their own home.

So- what does this look like for a Communication: Public Relations intern like myself? As of right now, I’ve gotten off to a fun start working with Laura Ann Mann, CAHFH’s wonderful Resource Development Manager. Recently, we have been working on donation letters. This entails looking up past and present sponsors of CAHFH, thanking them for their generous support, and asking them for continued support as we begin searching for the funds to build four Habitat homes for our Collegiate Challenge coming up March 9-14.

Collegiate Challenge will be such a fun and busy week, where about 100 college students from all over the U.S. come to Columbus on their Spring Break and build four Habitat homes. We met today and finalized some of the complex details Collegiate Challenge requires but also some of the the fun aspects such as “Taco Tuesday” for dinner.

Collegiate Challenge 2014

Collegiate Challenge 2014

Also, on May 8- CAHFH will be hosting A Feathered Affair, where locals in the community decorate birdhouses, butterfly, and bat houses, and guests bid! Joseph House Art Gallery is gracious enough to let us host this exciting event at their beautiful gallery. It’s spacious rooms and beautiful artwork everywhere will add great ambiance for our event.

Joseph House Art GalleryThat’s a wrap on this week at CAHFH! I am loving it here and am excited to keep planning for these great events.


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