Interested in getting involved with Aggie Habitat?
Find out about: Membership, Meetings, Pumpkin Patch, and Shack-A-Thon.
Help Aggie Habitat for Humanity reach our fundraising goal of $55,000.
There is no formal application process. All you need to be recognized as an official member is to pay your dues! Dues are $45 for the academic year and $30 for a single semester. All dues go directly towards our fundraising goal for the current year. It may come as a surprise to most members, but one of Aggie Habitat's largest sources of funds is actually the collection of membership dues. Dues can be paid online or at our next meeting. Requirements:
We accept both Texas A&M and Blinn students of all classifications.
There are no minimum involvement requirements. You can be as involved as your schedule will allow. We recognize that you are all busy college students and appreciate any time you are able to donate to our organization
You are not required to attend meetings, but it is encouraged.
One of the best ways to get more information and get involved in Aggie Habitat is to attend meetings. Our meetings give you an opportunity to learn more about Habitat, sign up for builds and other activities, meet other Habitat members, participate in fun activities, and much more!
We have a meeting every other Wednesday. Meetings are at 7:00 PM
Meetings will be held on the following days for Spring 2018:
January 24th at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) February 7th at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) February 21st at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) March 7th at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) March 21st at 7:00 PM (Rudder Tower 707) April 4th at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) April 18th at 7:00 PM (MSC 2401) May 2nd at 7:00 PM (MSC 2404)
Aggie Habitat has three committees: Social, Fundraising, and Community Outreach. These committees are the backbone of Aggie Habitat they help with idea generation and making the events happen. To learn more about committees please visit our committee page.
Throughout the semester we will be partnering with Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity and helping them with various builds More information will be presented about builds at meetings.
Builds are usually highly sought after opportunities so we must limit availability to members on a first come first serve basis. You must be a member to participate in one of our builds!
Weekend Builds Shifts generally run 8:00am-3:00pm We do offer carpooling upon request of members. Carpool meets in Lot 55 (weekend builds only), Meeting at 7:30AM
Pumpkin Patch is Aggie Habitat for Humanity's biggest fall fundraiser held annually in October! It all begins with the setup in late September when all the pallets are laid out at our Patch site on Covenant Presbyterian Church's grounds. Next comes pumpkin delivery during the first week of October where every pair of hands counts; an 18-wheeler will deliver 3000 plus pumpkins of all shapes and sizes that will need to be sorted and unloaded onto the pallets in the field. This year we plan on selling even more than last and are really appreciative of all the hours our members have signed up to participate in.
During the course of Pumpkin Patch, we have several school groups come out on field trips to paint pumpkins, play games, have story time, etc. Covenant Presbyterian also holds an October fall festival filled with lots of fun and games (even a hay ride!)
Pumpkin Patch's popularity in the community grows more and more every year. It is always a joy to see families come out to pick pumpkins, take pictures, and support a great cause.
Sign-ups for this event will be available at our meetings and online, and there are plenty of spots to go around. As with all out other fundraisers, Pumpkin Patch would not be possible without the tireless hours put in by our members.
One of our more memorable and well-known fundraisers, Shack-a-Thon is an event in which we auction off spaces around Rudder Fountain for various student organizations to build shacks. This event is a way for Aggie Habitat to raise poverty housing awareness among the students on the Texas A&M campus. The organizations that win in the auction get to hang out in the Shack Village and join in the fun during the week! Not only does this serve as a great fundraiser (all profit goes towards the Aggie Habitats annual house sponsorship), it also helps in educating people about poverty housing. Much of the fun of Shack-a-Thon is in constructing the shacks from donated materials.
Shack-a-Thon helps to promote a sense of community among the organizations that participate as well as the people who pass by. Students from a wide range of organizations such as FLOs, dorms, and engineering societies, build and sleep in the shacks for the duration of the week. We also have many other student organizations including HardChord DynaMix, A&M Fencing Club, Aggie Wranglers etc. come to perform for the students at Shack-a-Thon. This is Shack-a-Thons 13th year, meaning you could add this event to that long list of great Aggie traditions.