Archive for May 2013

Notice to Contractors

Notice to Contractors ~ `Ele`ele Iluna Subdivision, Phase 2 Increment A_C52743NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

SEALED BIDS will be received at Esaki Surveying and Mapping, Inc.; 1610 Haleukana Street; Lihue, Kaua`i, Hawai`i; 96766, no later than June 20, 2013 at 2:00pm for the construction of:

TAX MAP KEY: (4) 2-1-01: POR OF 52

The major work consists of infrastructure improvements (grading, utilities and road) for 48 lots for `Ele`ele Iluna Subdivision Phase II, Increment “A”.

Bid documents may be obtained from:
Esaki Surveying and Mapping, Inc.
1610 Haleukana Street
Lihue, Hawai`i 96766
(808) 246-0625 (call first)

This project is being federally assisted with funding through the Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Bidders are required to comply with federal requirements regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Housing Act, Section 3, Davis-Bacon Act, and American with Disabilities Act. Bidders must possess a valid State of Hawai`i Contractor’s License(s), and any specialty contractor classifications deemed necessary for the work.

In accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
(A Hawai`i Nonprofit Corporation)

(TGI524162 5/30/13)

Location:1610 Haleukana Street

Our closets are full!

reduce-reuse-restoreOur closets at ReStore are currently full! THANK YOU for your generous donations! We will not be able to accept donations of clothing again until the end of June.

Mahalo for your understanding as we work to process the clothing items we have to resell to our community at great prices to help build more affordable housing.

We can always use more help on a regular basis. If you have the time to contribute and would like to volunteer at ReStore, please contact

Volunteer Spotlight Award Winner for May 2013

IMG_6747We are proud to announce Joe Naka`ahiki as the Volunteer Spotlight Award winner for the month of May!

Joe was selected for going above and beyond in his efforts to support the Habitat mission.

Recently, Kaua`i Habitat completed renovation work on the Naka`ahiki home in Kekaha. Joe has chosen to continue to serve as a volunteer and an advocate! He will be back on the job site as often as he is able to assist and mentor other new Habitat homeowners and volunteers as they progress through the various stages of construction. Joe is also helping the affiliate reach out to the Hawaiian speaking community by spreading the word about Habitat’s home repair and renovation program and sharing his family’s successful experience.

Mahalo and congratulations Joe!

Just in at ReStore!

Come over to ReStore and check out our latest items just in from Princeville!

ReStore Hours: Tu, Th, Sa 9-4; W, F 12-4, closed Sun & Mon

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Habitat for Humanity will help rebuild and repair homes and communities damaged by tornadoes that ripped through Texas

HabitatNewsroomThank goodness for Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response Team. Mahalo to all the men and women who work and volunteer to help those in need. Our thoughts are certainly with them and the families affected by the tornadoes in Texas. Read more.

20 Wahine Join Beniamina family for Lowe’s Women Build

IMG_1206What a remarkable day doing demo work with our wahine crew at Lowe’s #WomenBuild ! Homeowner Kanani Beniamina and a few of our wahine are featured in the attached picture. When asked what she thought about the interior demo work moving along so quickly, Kanani said, “Mahalo Ke Akua” – thank you Lord!

Habitat turns over keys to new homes

Habitat homeowners at dedication and key passing ceremony in Anahola

Habitat homeowners at dedication and key passing ceremony in Anahola

The Garden Island Newspaper has featured our newest Anahola homeowners in an article covering their house dedications. Read the article.


IMG_6502Congratulations to Joe, Nani, Javis, and Zariah Nakaahiki who recently completed their home renovation in Kekaha. We celebrated this milestone with them this afternoon at their House Dedication ceremony. Kaua`i Habitat is proud say the family is once again able to live under the roof of a safe and decent home. Mahalo to the Nakaahiki `ohana for their dedication and to the over 80 volunteers and donors who helped to support them, especially the Omidyar `Ohana Fund, Dow AgroScience, Home Depot of Kauai, Lowe’s, Marjorie Witman and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Stilettos, Global Village Teams (Hsu, D’Amico, Bell, Roberta), Guy Ambrose, and Greg Iten.

Clothing Sale at ReStore! 50% off clothing & shoes (5/14-5/18)

ClothingSale_0514-0518Stop by next week for our
Clothing Sale at ReStore!

50% off clothing and shoes
Starts Tues. May 14, ends Sat. May 18

Store hours: Tue, Thu, Sat 9-4; Wed, Fri 12-4; closed Sun & Mon

Kaua`i Habitat Celebrates National Women Build Week

National Women Build Week

Kaua`i Habitat’s 2nd Lowe’s Women Build event is Saturday May 11 from 8a-3p. Kaua‘i wahine volunteers will work on the Beniamina home in Kekaha, performing critical repairs to make it safe and livable once again. Activities include repairs to the interior such as: tear-out and demolition, framing, and siding installation. 10 more spots on the Women Build crew are still available! Contact Jessica today at 808-335-0296 x152 or

More than 10,000 women are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 4-12. Now in its sixth year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities.