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Students Make a Difference Through Habitat for Humanity

Thirteen members of the Bronxville High School Habitat for Humanity Club and their advisor Chris Doyle spent a day volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity store in New Rochelle on Sept. 23.

Throughout the day, one group of students assembled kitchen cabinets, while another group took apart items that cannot be sold. A third group of students visited a World War II veteran’s home to take his donations of furniture, lamps and other household items. The Habitat for Humanity store sells donated furniture and other home furnishings. Proceeds from the sales benefit the nonprofit organization and help benefactors build homes for people in need.

“I strongly advocate for students to take advantage of this opportunity since it allows us to be more aware of our surrounding communities,” said Catherine Wortel, a senior and Habitat for Humanity Club president. “My goal for the club is to make students realize that dedicating their time once a month for three hours truly assists individuals in need.”

Wortel leads the club, which has more than 50 members, along with vice presidents Kirsten Ircha, Colin McCloskey and Chloe Paris. The club will host a fundraiser during homecoming on Oct. 14. Students and families will be able to sign 2-by-4-foot pieces of wood, which will be used to build additional homes in the area. In addition, the club will host its annual Gingerbread House Making fundraiser in December to raise money for the organization.

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