Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge

College students face a multitude of choices every day. Sometimes one of those decisions involves an opportunity to divert from a traditional spring break and invest that time helping others through the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge.

Students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) made exactly that choice. Young adults studying to be nurses, dentists, and various other healthcare professionals decided to spend their spring break in Mobile, Alabama volunteering with Habitat for Humanity as part of the Collegiate Challenge.

Here’s a 30-second video of an impromptu celebration after a week of hard work!

Their enthusiasm and ability to continually inject fun into the building process was contagious. They gained some experience with hammering nails and sawing lumber to construct headers and beams. There was some insight garnered into the initial phases of house construction.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students volunteering in Mobile, Alabama for spring break.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students volunteering in Mobile, Alabama for spring break.

Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future.

Catherine Pulsifer, author

Most importantly, they were helping to transform the life of a Habitat for Humanity partner family. Their efforts were making a house possible for a family desperately in need of a decent place to live.

house construction
Pre-building various headers, corners and beams to make framing the house go smoothly.

Helping lead this group of MCPHS students during construction was an absolute pleasure. It was refreshing to work with young adults preparing to fill healthcare roles in the coming years. The future is bright for healthcare leaders!

Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge construction site.
Just getting started – the construction site for a Habitat for Humanity house.


Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge

I always enjoy volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and each build is a unique experience. Thanks to the students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences this week was especially fun and refreshing. I admire these students who opted to spend their spring break with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge.

The true significance of their contributions go well beyond simply building a house. These MCPHS students are superstars!

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences volunteering with Habitat for Humanity as part of the Collegiate Challenge
These MCPHS students were kind enough to share a few thoughts with me on the week. I certainly appreciate their kind and inspiring words!

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