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Boy Scouts Take Part in Habitat 'House Bank' Build

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The Monticello District Boy Scouts are learning how pocket change can change a community. The Boy Scouts teamed up with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday to build "house banks".

The banks are similar to piggy banks, but are small houses with the Boy Scouts of America emblem on top.

Sara Parrish with Habitat for Humanity said, "The idea is that they will go in elementary, middle, and high schools in the city and in the county. And they're a chance for students to collect change and see where their change is going. For them to recognize that a small amount of change can build part of their house, a doorknob, or some part of a bigger picture."

The House Bank Build is part of the Nickels for Nails campaign. The coin drive gives younger students the opportunity to make a difference in the affordable housing crisis by collecting change for Habitat for Humanity. The money will help build a home in Sunrise Park off of Carlton Avenue.

Randy Seelye with the Monticello District Boy Scouts said, "We came up with a design we thought Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts could build so we're out here today working together to build 50 of these homes, that will then go into the schools for the education fundraising program."

The school that raises the most money for Habitat will receive an ice cream party, along with recognition on the Habitat website.

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