Poole College’s ‘Shack’ Raised $5,000; Donations Can Still be Made through Sept. 30
Monday, Sep 26, 2011
The shacks are gone from NC State’s Brickyard, but fundraising continues through Friday, Sept. 30, for the NC State Habitat for Humanity’s 2011 Shack-a-Thon.
Poole College’s Shack-a-Thon team had raised over $5,000 by the mid-day Friday, Sept. 30. Contributions are still being received online, through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30.
“We all are very pleased not only with the response of donors but also with the involvement of students in the college,” said Chris Casey, event team leader for Poole College Ambassadors. More than 200 students participated in the fundraiser this year, with seven Poole College student organizations involved.
“We made a real effort through the Poole Council to increase the number of college clubs participating this year,” said Alzabeth Roman, event coordinator for the Poole Council.
“About 30 volunteers helped to construct the shack on Sunday, with another 30 or so volunteering to bring baked goods or help to sell them at our shack on the Brickyard and in Nelson Hall,” Daniels said. More than 50 students volunteered for two-hour shifts staying in the shack, day and night, throughout the week-long fundraiser.
“I think our students are once again doing a great job with this fundraiser for such an important cause,” said Dr. Ira Weiss, dean of the college (center in the photo). He stopped by on Wednesday afternoon to check out the students’ progress and pose for a photo. Dr. David Baumer, head of the college’s Department of Business Management, (left in the photo) also stopped to talk with the students.
Poole College clubs participating in the event this year were International Audit Student Club, Institute of Management Accountants, Alpha Kappa Psi, Hamilton Scholars, Poole Council, Poole College Peer Leaders, and Poole College Ambassadors.
Shack-a-Thon photos are posted on Poole College’s Flickr page.