House Dedications

Congratulations Niau-Kanahele and Pundyke Families

We are so happy to report that two more families on Kaua‘i now own their very own homes! On Friday afternoon we celebrated with the Niau-Kanahele and Pundyke families as we held a House Dedication and Key Passing ceremony. It was truly a joyous occasion! 

Big Day for Kaua`i Families

DSCN0557The wait for an affordable house on Kaua‘i is over for six well deserving families. On Friday, May 27th, 2016 Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity dedicated it’s first six homes of phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna neighborhood project. The dedication included a blessing and key passing ceremony for the homes of Marti Smith, Nick Wehrly, Jeremy and Rebekah Albano, Cory Carveiro and Kawehi Harris, Frank and Shana Cruz, and Nalani (Lefty) Kanahele. It was a huge milestone for Kaua‘i Habitat, as years of preparation and hard work have led to this moment. Seeing so many families smiling and knowing they are securing their futures makes it all worth while. The work continues as we strive for a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable home. 123A0102 123A0091 123A0058 123A0081 123A0073 123A0117

In the News!

the garden islandMany thanks to The Garden Island newspaper and photographer Dennis Fujimoto for sharing our events and accomplishments with Kaua‘i. Read the latest article highlighting Kaua‘i Habitat’s 117th home.

Kaua`i Habitat Dedicates Home #117

DSCN2451It was a beautiful morning as staff, volunteers, friends and neighbors gathered in Anahola to watch Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity present the key of it’s #117 home to Vern Kauanui and Don Baker this past Friday. The ceremony began with Assistant Carpenter Drew Wolenter dressed in traditional Hawaiian attire blowing the conch shell. It was homeowner Vern Kauanui’s wish to combine traditional as well as contemporary practices in the dedication ceremony. It was a touching and beautiful event that was enjoyed by all. We wish Don and Vern much happiness in their new home!DSCN2429DSCN2424DSCN2455DSCN2457

Volunteer Spotlight

DSC01222 (2)A great big MAHALO to volunteer and Kaua‘i Habitat home owner Vern Kauanui for the beautiful work he did creating lei for the House Dedication and Key Passing Ceremony this past week. The ceremony was held at the Eguchi home in Kekaha on Friday and those attending were amazed at the beauty of the lei. Uncle Vern you are a man of many talents!DSCN1884

Eguchi Key Passing

DSCN1838As you may already know we had a wonderful time passing the keys of our 115th home to the Eguchi Family this past Friday. Read the article as it appeared in The Garden Island newspaper.DSCN1854

Keys Passed to Home 115

DSCN1878A great day to celebrate! Kaua‘i Habitat was thrilled to present the keys of our 115th home to the Eguchi Family! This family has worked side-by-side with staff and volunteers to build a beautiful home in Kekaha. Not only did the family reach their goal of volunteering 700 hours with Kaua‘i Habitat, they have already passed 900 hours and are still going.  DSCN1839

Turning a House into a Home

DSCN1815There was a great article in The Garden Island about our 114th house and the wonderful family that will make it a home! Read the article by Dennis Fujimoto.

Keys to Home 114 Passed

DSCN1815It was a beautiful day on Friday, October tenth as a small crowd gathered in Anahola to celebrate the accomplishment of a community coming together to make great things happen on Kaua‘i. In 2011 a devastating fire took the home of Elvis Troche, Debbie Fitzgerald-Troche and family. In response Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a generous family, and many volunteers came together to change the lives of this extremely deserving family. It’s rare to see people come together and find solutions in such a creative way. Read the article published in The Garden Island of this special home and the people that came together to make Kaua‘i Habitat home number 114 happen.RSCN1828DSCN1821

Kaua`i Habitat Dedicates Homes #112 and #113

Picture1On April 23rd, Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity held house dedication and key passing ceremonies for its 112th and 113th homes. Staff, volunteers, donors, government officials, family, and friends were present to celebrate the accomplishments of the Kaneholani and McDermott families who have completed their homes on Department of Hawaiian Homelands. Please read the full article as it appeared in The Garden Island.