Dow Commitment Continues


Dow employee Alicia Vea applies sealant before installing ridge vent on roof

Dow AgroSciences, LLC has been a long time partner of Habitat for Humanity. For our local affiliate this corporate partnership not only provides much needed funds and volunteer labor for our projects, it also serves as an example for other companies on island. Corporate sponsors like these are essential to keeping home prices truly affordable on Kaua‘i. Read the great article published in The Garden Island newspaper highlighting the commitment of Dow to those in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live.

Click here to read: The Garden Island – Habitat, Dow build home in Eleele


Never stop learning

It’s important to Kaua‘i Habitat that we never stop trying to improve our processes. That is why we held a feedback meeting for Habitat homeowners to share what they liked about building with us and what they thought could be improved upon. A big MAHALO to MCS Grill, Times Supermarket and our ReStore for providing gift cards to be used as door prizes for the event! Meetings like this provide us with the feedback we need to help us to better serve our community. Mahalo to all who participated! 

Support us on Prime Day!

Amazon’s Prime Day is here! Deals start at 3:00 pm in Hawaii, making Prime Day one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t forget when you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon will donate to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity!

Kaua`i Hospice Friendraiser

Getaway Winner Gives Back

You may remember last October we held our first ever Build the Future donation drawing for a chance to win a Kaua‘i vacation getaway. Well the winner of the trip to Kaua‘i is currently on island enjoying his prize and thrilled us by volunteering a day building homes and hope in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision! Jonathan and Meredith Young currently reside in Germany where Jonathan serves in the military. He was excited to learn he was the big winner of roundtrip airfare from Alaska Airlines, 5 nights at Kiahuna Plantation Resort, and great food from Merriman’s Restaurant, Plantation Gardens Restaurant and MCS Grill. In the midst of experiencing all that Kaua‘i has to offer, the couple dedicated one day to help raise the walls of the future home of Lance and Jamie Kauwe.  

Happy Father’s Day

How will you honor the men that have made a difference in your life?

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the contributions that fathers and father figures make in their children’s lives. On this day why not honor the men who have made a difference in your life by helping a deserving family secure their future by achieving their dream of home ownership. Home is where the start is! Children who grow up in their own home do better in school, have fewer behavioral problems and have a decreased reliance on government assistance. This Father’s Day honor the men that gave you a helping hand by doing what you can to help someone in need. Click here to Donate to Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity!

Fun in the Sun

This past Sunday, June 11th, our future homeowners got together for some fun in the sun at Salt Pond beach park. Our Homeowner Engagement Coordinator, Pomai Brown, met with the group of families that are currently building their homes with Kaua`i Habitat, for food, fun and games! The kids were busy with water balloon fights, a bounce house and relays, while the adults enjoyed fishing, horse shoes and swimming. The homeowner builders were then challenged with a construction game where they were asked to construct the tallest structure they could in 15 minutes, using only spaghetti and mini marshmallows to support a tennis ball. It was truly a great day of BUILDING ALOHA!!



Women Build is Coming

Look who is getting ready for Women Build Week! Our amazing #AmeriCorps volunteer Jillian shows off her fancy new hammer in preparation for the national event sponsored by Lowe’s. Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-14, invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. #WomenBuild #Lowes

Kauai Habitat for Humanity seeks Major Gift Officer

Kauai Habitat for Humanity
Job Posting
Major Gift Officer

Date posted:  April 19, 2017
Department:  Development
Classification: Full time, exempt
Reports to:     Director of Development

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from high net-worth individuals through effective identification, cultivation, and solicitation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and retain qualified prospects and donors.  Manage donor/prospect portfolio and apply a moves management approach to the portfolio, with a custom cultivation strategy for each donor.
  • Develop a strategy for closing multi‐year commitments of five and six figures, from high net-worth individuals.  Promote and close complex gifts, including planned gifts.
  • See full job description for further details.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in individual donor development and major gift solicitation.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of high net worth individual donors.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills with the ability to make dynamic group presentations.
  • Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • High‐level computer literacy and social media skills; experience with donor databases.
  • The capacity to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff.
  • Knowledge of the Kauai philanthropic community.
  • Commitment to affordable housing and to KHFH’s mission.
  • Vehicle (or access to vehicle) for local travel required (business mileage will be reimbursed).
  • Full‐time, flexible hours.  Some weekday evenings and weekends required.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to:
Milani Pimental

Volunteers Keep Us Going

Building homes on Kaua‘i is just one of the many ways to support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity! Volunteering at our ReStore® helps generate funds for our building projects! Mahalo Joanne and Susan for spending the day volunteering in our ReStore®! To inquire about the volunteer opportunities available at Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity email volunteer@kauaihabitat.org or call 335-0296 ext. 152.