About Our Philanthropy
Lambda Chi Alpha’s philanthropy is the Haunted House on Third Street. Each year during Halloween, they transform their house into a haunted house and invest over $5,000 on decorations for the event, and then they charge $7 per viewer. After paying off the debt from the decorations, the fraternity donates the profits to Habitat for Humanity. Profits from the Haunted House on Third Street are donated to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is a volunteer organization that helps put people out of poverty by building them homes in partnership with qualifying families. The Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has built over one hundred homes for those in need.
Last Year's Philanthropy
Last year Lambda Chi raised over $2,500 for Habitat for Humanity. They had over one thousand viewers come through their house to view the haunted house, a significant increase from previous years. Their philanthropy has gained university attention and is becoming a Halloween attraction each year.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. Affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building and repair. Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat.
Contributions and Donations
Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations in the United States and around the world. They advocate for better living conditions and raise funds to help those in need. They invite the help of all who want to make a difference by picking up a hammer and helping to change lives. There is no maximum age limit. Many of the trips require strenuous manual labor, so all participants should be in good health.