Archive for March 2016

Karaoke Contest

IMG_1020A big mahalo to all who planned, donated, volunteered and participated in the Karaoke Contest fundraiser for Kaua‘i Habitat this past Saturday. The event, held at the Port Allen Sunset Grill and Bar, was completely organized and staffed by our wonderful homeowners. Great singers, great prizes and a great time… Who could ask for anything more! The event successfully raised money for Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and will go a long way in our pursuit of building homes and hope on the garden island.  flyerIMG_1019image1image2

KHFH on Hawaii Public Radio

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on Hawai‘i Public Radio that highlights organizations that assist the disabled as well as others in the community. This past week our own Executive Director, Stephen Spears, was welcomed by the host of Honolulu All Things Considered, Dave Lawrence. To hear the broadcast as it appears online click here. It’s a great interview that discusses how Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity works with the community, how to qualify for a home and what makes Kaua‘i Habitat different from other Habitahelping_hand_2015_logo_4t for Humanity affiliates.

Open AmeriCorps Crew Leader Positions

Nick Wehrly lot - AmeriCorps Chris Bruton adjusting wall (1)Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is looking to appoint two open AmeriCorps Crew Leader positions. AmeriCorps is a branch of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. These positions involve a commitment to service through AmeriCorps with placement here at Kaua‘i Habitat.

These ten and a half month appointments will begin in September and receive a monthly stipend. A great opportunity for anyone interested in making an impact on the community while working with diverse groups of local and visiting volunteers. Kaua‘i Habitat is in the midst of combating the affordable housing crisis through subdivision development which will ensure a busy and rewarding experience for the selected candidate.

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader – Responsible for knowledge of construction tasks and leading crews of skilled an unskilled volunteers and partner families in those tasks, all while maintaining a safe and efficient work environment.

For more information about this position email Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director, Stephen Spears at stephens@kauaihabitat.org. Kaua‘i residents as well as the general public are encouraged to apply.DSCN0464AmeriCorps

 

Mahalo Julius

Julius Krah Youth Service Award 031816A big mahalo to exchange student and Kaua‘i Habitat volunteer Julius Krah! Julius is visiting the island from Germany and spent a good portion of his trip working in our ReStore and painting homes in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. This earned Julius our Youth Service Award as he has gone above and beyond in his efforts to build homes and hope on the island of Kaua‘i. IMG_0976 with Julius Krahvolunteer Julius Krah with staff Kris Bush moving furniture donations 031816Julius and Kris - fun at ReStore

Women Build

Kaua′i Habitat will be hosting Women Build on April 30, 2016!! Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Builds provide an environment in which women can feel comfortable learning construction skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. Here at Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity we recruit and train women to build and maintain decent, safe and affordable homes.

Women Build 2016 Flyer

Mahalo Trinity Western University

DSCN0473Once again we have been so fortunate to have had an independent team of volunteers from Trinity Western University visit the island to help Kaua‘i Habitat build homes and hope! As always this group did an amazing job!!! Mahalo Trinity Western University for your continued support!! IMG_0770DSCN0470

Volunteer with AmeriCorps NCCC at Malama Kauai Community Farm

It’s a garden party! Join in the fun with our AmeriCorps NCCC team as they install an educational garden for keiki at Malama Kaua‘i Community Farm.
For information, visit www.malamakauai.org or call Katie at (808) 828-0685 ext. 19.

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