About This Campaign

What is Build-A-Thon?

Build-a-Thon is a unique experience: it is an opportunity to raise money for charity while gaining valuable building experience. It is an easy way to ease yourself into learning about the basics of Habitat for Humanity's maingoal: building houses for those who cannot afford their own. Through BAT, we bring the experience of a faraway build to the Livi lawn!

 It is an awesome and one-of-a-kind 24-hour on campus competitive fundraising event, in which teams of 4-6 students use various building materials to build a shelter to sleep in overnight and to raise awareness aboutinadequate housing conditions.

 All building materials and money go towards helping Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County build homes for familiesin need.

What's there for me?

 BAT is centered around friendly team competition, often a combination of old and new friends from Habitat and other clubs!

 We will have

  1. Prizes for the “Best Livable Shelter” & the “Most Creative Shelter”
  2. Free Lunch Dinner & Breakfast
  3. Free Access to Rutgers Zone
  4. Night Activities
    1. Bonfire Pit
    2. Cooking Smores
    3. Co-sponsored Club Activities


When and where is this event?

 When: March 28th, 2020 12:00 PM to March 29th, 2020 4:00 PM

Where: Livingston Lawn, Piscataway, NJ 08854


How do I participate?

 In order to gain building materials and other supplies, each team fund raises by raising money from family, habitat sponsored bake sales and canning.

 Other fun activities, such as the Rutgers Zone, Swing Dancing,Manhunt as well as food and drink will also be included the day of the event!The more your team fundraisers, the more materials and supplies you receive to build even better and crazier shelters!

On our website:

-         If you are the leader of your team, click Register to create the team

-         If you have a team already, click Participate to join


In order to participate, your team must raise $250 minimum. Register by 3/18!



Don’t worry, we provide few opportunities for you to fund raise -no hassle!

  1. Canning at George Street in downtown New Brunswick or Ryder lane in Cook/Douglass campus.
  2. Bagging groceries at ShopRite of Edison.
  3. Have friends or families donate to your team.


Calendar of fundraising events


Even more curious about the event?!

Visit to learn more about Build A Thon & what we do as a chapter!


If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email our Build-A-Thon Chairs:

Shikha Vinodanandan -

Luis Michael Rocha -


Location / Venue

Morris Habitat for Humanity

Campaign to Support Morris Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity helps families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Anna Novikova
Anna Novikova
Helena Tjandra
Helena Tjandra
Michael Rocha
Michael Rocha
Jasper Bae
Jasper Bae
$0 of $50 (0%)
Shikha Vinodanandan
Shikha Vinodanandan
$0 of $100 (0%)

Fundraising Teams

Tent Talk

We at Rutgers Habitat for Humanity strive to make a difference in people's lives, especially those without a home.

$90.09 raised (90%)

Wood Tree 🌳


Fundraising Tiers

Raise the minimum
 (see guidelines for minimum above) and receive:

2 piece of plywood (4'x8')

5 studs (2" x 4" x 8")

Unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails and paint


Raise $250 and receive:

3 pieces of plywood (4'x8')

6 studs (2"x4"x8")

Unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails and paint


Raise $400 and receive:

4 pieces of plywood (4'x8')

7 studs

Unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails, and paint


Will also be distributed for "most funds raised", and "best design" as chosen by the Habitat guests.

Teams may also bring additional supplies to Build-A-Thon to enhance the design of their shack! We want to see what you can come up with, and remember, there's a prize for best shack!

For some inspiration, take a look at pictures from Build-A-Thon 2017

  1. An anonymous donation of $42.27 has been made to support Anna Novikova
    9 months ago · Like
  2. Bradley Cisternino
    Bradley Cisternino gave a $21.29 donation to support Anna Novikova to support Tent Talk
    9 months ago · Like
  3. Justin Lutfi
    Justin Lutfi gave a $26.53 donation to support Anna Novikova to support Tent Talk
    9 months ago · Like