High Schooler Raises Over $900 for Habitat!

May 25, 2016 - Local High Schooler raises over $900 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

People of all ages can make a difference. Local 10th grader Madison Ross proved this, by raising a whopping $920 for Habitat's affordable housing programs through a school project. Madison, a student at Pittsburgh CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School) was required to do a long-term project for her school. Madison dreamt up the idea to play her flute outside of local Wal-Mart stores on the weekends from February - April and collect donations to support a local charity. She did some research on local organizations and chose to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. Madison showed great maturity and dedication, performing for donations on five separate occasions, and even playing on one day in 20 degree weather.

Over the course of [the project] I was able to hear many different stories about those who had been influenced by Habitat for Humanity in some way,” said Ross. “Hearing all of these real life stories really ensured me that this was the best possible [organization] to give to and that every penny would be put towards someone who really needs it.”

A big thank you to Madison - Habitat is honored to have been the beneficiary of her hard work. The money that she raised will support our mission to provide affordable homes and repairs to local families in need right here in Pittsburgh.

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