JPS partners with Habitat for Humanity to repair home

JPS partners with Habitat for Humanity to repair home

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A home in Jonesboro is about to get a makeover thanks to Jonesboro Public Schools.

The house sitting at 1037 W. Monroe across from Jonesboro Public School's MicroSociety is now a district-wide project.

All 12 campuses of JPS are raising money to repair the home for a deserving family.

Students, teachers, and community members are planning fundraisers.

The president and vice president of the Jonesboro High School Habitat for Humanity Club are excited for the project.

"It's really exciting to have the whole district involved, instead of it being just being a few people in one club at JHS," president Grace Tedder said.

Vice president Layth Al-Hindi said he's excited to get the experience.

"It makes me feel like we are actually making a difference now, and we can actually see in our community it's shaping what we wanted to do," Al-Hindi said.

When they begin working on the home, students and faculty will help do the labor on Saturdays.

Superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks said once it's complete they plan to work with Habitat for Humanity to give the house to a deserving family in the JPS District.

Multiple fundraisers are already planned for the Habitat for Humanity project.

Jonesboro High School is planning a fundraiser at Local Culture on Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The high school is also having a Caps for Habitat day. Students can donate $1 to wear a hat to school.

The Central Office is going to have a cookout fundraiser on Oct. 9, and MicroSociety will host Cupcakes for a Cause.

For more information on the fundraisers or how to donate visit

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the home on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

They hope to start construction by Spring 2016.

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