Archive for June 2013

ReStore Summer Clothing Bin SALE!

Summer Clothing Sale-smallIt’s the first official day of summer and we’re excited to announce that our ReStore® SUMMER CLOTHING BIN SALE begins tomorrow, Sat June 22!

– Any 3 adult clothing bin items for $1
– Any 4 kids clothing bin items for $1
– Any 5 infant clothing bin items for $1

Come by and see us!
ReStore® Hours: Tue, Thu, Sat 9-4; Wed, Fri 12-4; CLOSED Sun & Mon

Kaua`i Habitat welcomes AmeriCorps NCCC Team Blue Six volunteers

Kaua`i Habitat is proud to host AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps “Team Blue Six” volunteers. The 8-member team arrived to Kaua`i June 3rd. Early the next morning, they began installation of dust fence material at the construction site for Phase 2 of our `Ele`ele Iluna subdivision. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello to this dynamic group of individuals, who are here for the next six weeks.

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The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a ten-month, residential service program comprised of 18-24 year olds. NCCC members serve on teams of 10-12, providing aid to communities in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, environmental stewardship, and energy conservation. For more information, please visit

Thrivent Builds with youth from Kihei Lutheran Church and Lihue Lutheran Church

Thrivent_Lih-Kihei Luth Chr04aWe’ve had a great 2 days with 25 youth and youth group leaders from Kihei Lutheran Church and Lihue Lutheran Church.

Yesterday on Day 1, part of the crew worked at ReStore while another group painted the exterior of the Beniamina home in Kekaha. On Day 2 the crew continued work at the ReStore and joined the rest of the group in `Ele`ele at our volunteer house for more exterior painting. But they’re not done yet — they’re headed to Koke`e to clear some trails!

With an enthusiastic and passionate group like these young women and men, the future is bound to be a bright one.

Thanks to all the youth and leaders who came to help with our mission of affordable housing. Special thanks to Habitat Thrivent_Lih-Kihei Luth Chr21Board Member Pastor Paul Kirchner, Pastor Dave Krueger from Kihei, Habitat Board Member Peter Wiederoder, and the entire committee for coordinating this project, enabling a grant from Thrivent Builds, and bringing together a great group of kids!

The start of a new journey for Debbie and Elvis Fitzgerald-Troche

Groundbreaking_picstThe start of a new journey for Debbie and Elvis Fitzgerald-Troche.

Creative minds and a generous donation from the Toulon family helped to bring them and the Fitzgerald-Troche `ohana together with Kaua`i Habitat. When the Toulon Family (Eric, Jeanne, Tiare, and Justin) weighed their options about what to do with a 2nd home they maintained as a rental property, the choice was clear – Habitat for Humanity.

Moved by Eric and Justin’s experience building in Louisiana with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, the entire family came to the conclusion that donating their 3-bedroom 2-bath rental home was the right thing to do. They contacted Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity thinking that this gift may help with the `Ele`ele Iluna project. However, timing was just right for the contribution to be used as a new home for the Fitzgerald-Troche family who lost their home on Hawaiian Homelands to a devastating fire almost two years ago. As part of the Toulon family’s contribution, the home (originally constructed in 2006) will be moved from its current site over to the Anahola lot by Mike Faye of Kikiaola Construction.

Debbie and Elvis have already been hard at work at Kaua`i Habitat’s ReStore, racking up approximately 300 sweat equity hours toward their building agreement with the affiliate. Work will soon begin on-site at their Anahola lot to prepare for the moving of the house. The couple is excited, nervous, and so very thankful for the opportunity to become Habitat homeowners.

The generosity of Eric, Jeanne, Tiare, and Justin Toulon is certainly appreciated and serves as an inspiration to us all. Mahalo nui from all of us at Kauai Habitat!

Special Mahalo to Mayor Carvalho, Eric, Jeanne, Tiare, and Justin Toulon, KHFH Vice Pres Peter Wiederoder, Kahu Mokihana, Sandra Bafia, Bob McNamara, Catherine Kaauwai, Don and Verne for sharing in this special occasion for the Fitzgerald-Troche family.