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SUNY Canton Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Fourteen SUNY Canton students used their spring break to help build homes for Florida families who do not have access to affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Members of SUNY Canton’s Habitat for Humanity student club spent their spring break in Florida helping to build homes for families in need.


Members of the Habitat for Humanity student club worked on two homes in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla., from March 6-13. Students worked alongside the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and the future homeowners to paint exterior siding and install drywall.

The club raised money for the trip by holding fundraisers throughout the year. SUNY Canton alumni Anthony Javarone and Richard and Marilyn Rausch also made contributions to the club.

In addition, the following area businesses supported the trip by donating funds or raffle items:

  • Adirondack Fragrance and Flavor Farm, Parishville
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Watertown
  • Glow Spa, Canton
  • The Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg
  • Nature’s Storehouse, Canton
  • Thai Cuisine, Potsdam
  • WTC Surveyors, Canton

Florida sponsors included Sweet Tomatoes in Coral Springs, Fla., and Park Avenue BBQ & Grille in Boca Raton, Fla.

To donate to the Habitat for Humanity student club, contact the SUNY Canton College Foundation at (315) 386-7127 or Bessette’s Liquor and Wine in Canton is also accepting bottle return donations for the club.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Students Build a Spring Break for Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

About a dozen SUNY Canton students are taking on extra work during their spring break.

On Saturday, April 6, members of the Habitat for Humanity student club will be traveling to Lexington, KY. They will spend five days helping with demolition of old structures, or building and/or restoring houses with the end goal of providing new homes for families who do not have access to affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Pictured are (l to r) Precious Cummings, Club Secretary Melissa Cummins, Club President Mark Phillips, Alexis Wiland, Ashley Dixon, Club Advisor and Grants Coordinator JoAnne Fassinger, Ashley Chapin-Senator, Sarah Carver, Jordan Edwards, Club Treasurer Alyssa Baker, Nevada Schoonover, and Trish Poette. Photo by William Fassinger.

“I admire our students’ dedication,” said William Fassinger, president of the Raquette Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate and a professor in the Criminal Investigation program. “They will learn new skills while helping others. I’m certain they will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.”

When they come back, the students will begin building components for an upcoming house in Norwood.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.