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Habitat for Humanity

Campus Chapter

Saint Mary’s University's on-campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity partners with Habitat for Humanity International to bring its mission statement to life.

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.

Visit to learn more about Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat for Humanity at SMU:

  • Assists the Winona Chapter at local worksites
  • Promotes awarness of the homeless
    • Shack-A-Thon, an overnight event where students sleep outside in the campus plaza with only cardboard boxes for shelter, is an example of this promotion.
  • Helps at the Winona Restore
  • Hosts on-campus events (fundraisers, Act! Speak! Build! Week & and more)
  • Organizes Collegiate Challenge trips
    • Habitat for Humanity sponsors trips to different communities, where students help build homes and assist with whatever else needs to be done. In the past, SMU Habitat for Humanity has traveled to:
      • Alabama
      • Colorado
      • Michigan
      • Nebraska
      • North Carolina
      • Texas

Map showing past Habitat for Humanity trips