Poole College’s Shack-a-Thon Team Aims for Top Spot

Twenty-six student groups are competing in this year’s annual Shack-a-Thon to reach the university’s $65,000 fundraising goal in support of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

A team of Poole College students this week has been working week toward set their goal at $10,500, working collaboratively with many of the college’s student organizations, and are nearly half-way to goal, with funds raised directly online (click here to donate), as well as the sale of baked goods, raffle tickets for prizes and other activities. Poole faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the Poole Shack to visit with the students ‘living’ there ths week, and enjoy games and entertainment. The Poole College shack is one of the first shacks you’ll see when entering the Brickyard from the Free Expression Tunnel.

Leading Poole College’s shack team this year are:

  • Allie Hanks and Sam Arneson, both seniors in business administration concentrating in marketing and finance, and
  • John Dinkins a sophomore in business administration concentrating in finance.

“Habitat for Humanity is a good organization,” Arneson said, adding, “I have always loved construction and Poole College has historically done very well.”

Alexander Simpson, also a senior in business administration with a concentration in finance, is the fundraising chair for the NC State Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Simpson is involved with the Build-A-Block chapter at NC State and says that last year and this year are historic years.

“Last year Chancellor Woodson announced that NC State [is teaming up with] Habitat for Humanity to build 11 townhomes,” Simpson said. “One hundred percent of the money raised is going to Build-A-Block.”

To get involved in Shack-A-Thon, students have to submit a $250 down payment and are expected to meet their fundraising goal throughout the week. One person is required to be at the shack from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and two people are required to be at the shack between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Visit the Poole Shack on the brickyard this week and lend your support!

To donate, visit go.ncsu.edu/pooleshack2016.

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