10th Annual Birdhouse Auction
Date: March 28, 2007
The Andrews University Division of Architecture will hold their 10th Annual Birdhouse Auction on Sunday, April 1, from 4-6 pm in the architecture amphitheater. All proceeds will go to help CERENID, a home for boys in Lajas, Bolivia.
The annual Birdhouse Competition and Benefit Auction, sponsored by the Division of Architecture at Andrews University, began in 1998 with 12 entries, and subsequent auctions have had as many as 48. This event was organized in order to support the Center for the Recuperation of Children at Risk of Drug Addiction, CERENID, in Bolivia. CERENID was started in 1994 by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Bolivia in cooperation with the Division of Architecture. The center began with a handful of children, and presently cares for 40 street children. Students from the Division of Architecture have made trips to Bolivia every year since then to continue the design and construction of the facilities. They have built houses, a church, and an administration/clinic building, along with water, sewer, and electrical infrastructure.
The first Benefit Auction raised about $600, and over the following years it has increased to bring in around $2,500 each year. A wide variety of birdhouses have been designed and auctioned by students, faculty, and friends. For more information, call (269) 471-6003.
A pre-auction display can currently be seen in the Architecture Resource Center.