Archive for November 2017

Sweetest Gift

The fact that people are willing to travel here to spend their days building homes and hope with us is a gift in and of itself. That is just what Global Village volunteers do. They generously give of their time and money to give a hand up to a family on island. On top of this incredible gift, Global Village team member Sarah Pachkowsky, brought us a very special gift from her neck of the woods. Sarah is a Community Engagement Manager for Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island; she arrived at our affiliate with a hand carved mask that was created by Salish artist Noel Brown who lives on Vancouver Island. Noel is a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and believes that honoring Coast Salish stories and history through art is part of reconciliation. We are truly touched and grateful to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. 

It’s official!

We are so pleased to announce that Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity has acquired much needed land to continue building homes, community and hope on Kaua‘i. Read the details in this article published in The Garden Island newspaper.

Kauai Habitat gets more land

Royal Volunteer

This past Saturday we were so fortunate to have Mrs. Hawaii Jessica Pierre volunteering at our jobsite. She and her husband, Army Specialist Theodore Pierre, were put to work cutting and installing baseboards, and installing door knobs and door steps at the future home of Habitat Homebuyer Jarvis Peralta. 

We are Thankful for YOU!

This Thanksgiving we want to take the opportunity to say Thank You to all the people that do so much for Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of everyone that pitches in to ensure that everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live. Our volunteers do so much. Whether it’s working alongside the homeowners doing construction, helping get the word out with our mailings in the office, or cleaning and organizing our ReStore® to generate funds for our programs, our wonderful volunteers give of themselves over and over again. Mahalo! Our constituents keep us going. It’s the donations and generosity of our supporters that keep our lights on and our door open. Without your continued generosity 137 families on Kaua‘i would not be able to say they own their own home. Mahalo!  Of course we could never forget our advocates. The people that keep our name out there and share the news of our events and achievements. Without you the need for affordable housing would go unnoticed. Mahalo!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our supporters! We are truly Thankful for you.

Income Verification Applications Are In

For those who submitted Income Verification Applications for our current housing offering, please call the Family Services department at (808) 335.0296 extension 115, 116, or 117 to find out the order in which your application will be reviewed.

Helping home-buyers

Our goal at Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is to help those in need of a safe, decent and affordable house achieve the dream of homeownership. To achieve this goal it is imperative that we inform and educate not only on the need for affordable housing on island, but also on the process of attaining it. The need for affordable homes on Kaua‘i is great, and the process for applying can be intimidating, but we are here to help explain and walk those interested through the process. Please read the guest article in The Garden Island newspaper by our Executive Director, Stephen Spears, as he sheds light upon both the need and the process of obtaining a Kaua‘i Habitat home.

Habitat is all about helping home-buyers – The Garden Island

Welcome Global Village Thrivent

Our visiting Global Village Thrivent team has arrived and hit the ground running, painting newly construct homes in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision! Not only that, they made it into our local paper The Garden Island on their very first work day! The article highlighted not only the generous work they are doing building homes and hope while on Kaua‘i, but also their fashion sense. A few of the team members found a way to cool things down by making alterations to their work shirts. Read all about this great group by clicking here.

The Garden Island – Volunteers fashion homes 

A Precious Gift

Here at Kaua‘i Habitat we are so fortunate to meet and interact with so many generous and giving souls. Every once in a while, one of these caring individuals, steals our hearts. Recently we had a visit in our office from Meaghan and her mother Stephanie. Meaghan raised $35.00 with her friends selling lemonade at their lemonade stand. Meaghan’s father and sisters had attended Clemson University and after she heard the story of football hero Deshaun Watson, and how he grew up in a Habitat House, Meaghan was inspired to donate her earning to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. If you are not familiar with the story of pro football player Deshaun Watson, who in college led the Clemson Tigers to a national championship, it’s a touching story of how his life was changed the day he moved into a Habitat home as a child. Watson is now an advocate of Habitat for Humanity and started a nice tradition of Clemson’s football team doing annual Habitat builds. While Meaghan was touched by his story, we are touched by hers. To see someone as young as Meaghan choose to put other peoples needs before her own, you just can’t help but be inspired.