Archive for September 2015

Meet Alan

We are thrilled to welcome Alan as one of our AmeriCorps volunteer for the next 10 1/2 months. He has so much to offer our organization and community that we felt we should have him introduce himself. Aloha Alan!

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My name is Alan Clinton and I just completed my undergraduate studies at Purdue University where I majored in Natural Rescues and Environmental Sciences with minors in Plant Biology and Genetics. I am looking forward to starting my AmeriCorps service with Kauai Habitat for Humanity.

I began volunteer service through my high school and soon found that those efforts related to building and conservation were the most rewarding. When I arrived in West Lafayette for college four years ago, I was very fortunate to find a very dynamic and ambitious team involved in the Purdue Habitat for Humanity Chapter. I was quickly convinced that I could make a meaningful contribution to this effort.  The program clearly has an immense impact on people’s lives, not only for the prospective home owner, but most critically, for all those who participate. Although we are each learning construction skills, the effort helps each individual gain “life skills” related to teamwork and leadership.

Over the past four years as an active member of the Purdue chapter, I have held three officer positions: Construction Chair, VP of Operations, and Chapter President. I am clearly hooked on Habitat!  Although we are acknowledged and recognized for our community service, I personally feel privileged to have had the opportunity meet some wonderful fellow citizens and to learn and mature as an individual. Habitat is about empowerment, we are not just building a home; we are building a brighter future. This above all else, is why I believe Habitat and other affordable housing charities are some of the greatest places to put ones time, effort, and philanthropy.

‘Ele’ele Iluna Phase II Approved

Iluna Street sign (2)Great news!!!! The County of Kaua‘i Planning Commission gave final approval for Phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna  subdivision on September 18. This week we are in the process of submitting building permit applications to the County Building Division. We are thrilled that soon 48 families on Kaua‘i will have homes to call their own. Read the article published in The Garden Island regarding this substantial step toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live.   the garden island

Hydro Flask Donates

12oz-orange-zest_2 We just learned that when you purchase a Hydro Flask product, Hydro Flask will make a donation to Habitat for Humanity or one of the other qualifying charities. It’s easy and doesn’t cost you a thing. They are calling it the 5% Back program and it’s a way you can contribute to a good cause by simply purchasing their product. Hydro Flask will donate 5% of their net proceeds from the purchased bottle to a great cause of your choice. For more information about this program click here21s_old_everest_blue_1

Thrivent and Habitat a Great Partnership

DSCN1714This month Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are celebrating their tenth anniversary. The Thrivent Builds Worldwide program allows Thrivent members and others to give financially and to volunteer at international and domestic locations for a week or more, building and repairing Habitat Homes. From 2005-2014, Thrivent Builds Worldwide sent 823 teams to help build or repair homes in 34 countries. For more information on Thrivent Builds Worldwides and click here.

Get Creepy at ReStore

Halloween skullHalloween is just around the corner! Stop by our ReStore® for all your Halloween needs!  Halloween CostumesHalloween

Welcome AmeriCorps Members

DSCN0039We are so happy to welcome the two newest members of the Kaua‘i Habitat ‘ohana. Chris and Alan have joined us as AmeriCorps volunteers and will spend the next 10 1/2 months helping us build homes and hope on Kaua‘i. We are so grateful for AmeriCorps members and their commitment to service. Mahalo Chris and Alan!

Another Success Story

Apo, DebbieCongratulations Lani and Debbie, who paid off their mortgage this month! How nice to have your home paid in full! We love these success stories.

Give Aloha Happening Now!!

GiveAloha LogoIt’s time for Foodland’s annual community matching gifts program, “give aloha”. From September 1-30, donations can be made to Kaua‘i Habitat at the checkout of the Waipouli Foodland. All tax deductible donations up to $249, made with your Maka‘i Card, will be matched by Foodland and the Western Union Foundation. It’s a great way to stretch your donation dollar. Please take advantage of this wonderful  program offered by Foodland and support Kaua‘i Habitat as we build homes and hope on Kaua‘i.

In the News

the garden islandDid you see the article in Saturdays edition of The Garden Island about Dow AgroSciences build day with Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity? If you missed it, here’s a link to the article. Together we are building homes, building hope and building ‘ohana.

The Garden Island- Something to build upon

Mahalo Dow AgroSciences

DSCN0030A big mahalo to the volunteers from Dow AgroSciences that came out to do some much needed improvements on our ReStore®, as well as build  walls for four homes to be erected in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when people come together to build homes, community and ‘ohana.DSCN0005 DSCN0017 Dow Build (17) DSCN0034