Mays Partners With Local Habitat For Humanity

Mays faculty and staff members decorated flower pots and gave them as gifts to Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

By Grant Vassar, Texas A&M University Mays Business School 

Mays Business School is teaming up with the Bryan-College Station Habitat for Humanity to give a hand up to local families with a Mays-sponsored Habitat Home.

This collegewide project will involve undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff in all departments and programs at Mays, to raise $55,000 to build a Habitat home in 2018. So far, funds have been raised at Maysfest, a faculty/staff chili cook-off, and at profit-share events at U Paint It and Grub Burger Bar. 

During the spring, several faculty and staff members filled flower pots and delivered them to Habitat homeowners.

In a video announcement about the partnership, Dean Eli Jones said the project is about Selfless Service, “an Aggie core value that we truly cherish at Mays Business School.” The video is being shown at New Student Conferences throughout the summer to introduce incoming students to the initiative.

The partnership was initiated by Mays’ Office of Diversity of Inclusion, which identifies targeted opportunities within local and state communities to engage members of the Mays faculty staff and current student population to give back and strengthen community connections.Andy York, executive director of B/CS Habitat for Humanity, said the project furthers Habitat International’s mission of “bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”

In September, Mays will launch its primary fund-raising campaign for the year with a gingerbread house decorating competition. After the contest, the 50 gingerbread houses will be delivered to current Habitat homeowners.

Learn more about getting involved with the Mays Habitat for Humanity project at tx.ag/maysbuilds.

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This story by Grant Vassar originally appeared on Mays Impacts.


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