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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is one of 30 groups selected to receive a grant  from State Farm, the national corporate sponsor of Habitat’s youth programs.

The UW Oshkosh Campus Chapter has been awarded $2,000 and must raise a matching amount.

“We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients,” said UW Oshkosh Chapter President Tatina Katres, a senior studying human resources management. “The grant will help us to construct a house with a family in our community.”

A Habitat campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to build, fundraise, advocate and educate to support the work of Habitat for Humanity. The UW Oshkosh Campus Chapter has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh since 2009 and will use the funds to help advance the mission of Habitat. These funds will be given to the current build project of the Twindominum being built on the corner of Grove Street and Parkway Avenue in Oshkosh.

“We are proud that our efforts will help engage youth in Habitat’s work in making affordable housing possible,” said Kellie Clapper, assistant vice president philanthropy and human resources at State Farm. “State Farm is committed to building safer, stronger and better educated communities.”

Habitat has several programs to engage youth ages 5 to 25. In addition to the ongoing support State Farm offices provide to local Habitat affiliates across the United States, State Farm has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs since 2007.

The campus chapter works with Habitat to build, educate, advocate and fundraise in conjunction with the local affiliate of Habitat. This is done by fostering awareness at UW Oshkosh and promoting leadership and involvement among college students.

Learn more about the UW Oshkosh Habitat for Humanity Chapter between 12:30 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 3, which is World Habitat Day. The campus chapter will be celebrating outside of Reeve Memorial Union; a check presentation will take place at 1 p.m.

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