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She’ll be home for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, our newest homebuyer Donna Friend, received the keys to her new home in Anahola. It was a celebration as Kaua‘i Habitat staff, volunteers, donors, government officials, family and friends gathered as Kaua‘i Habitat dedicated and passed the keys to it’s 138th home built on Kaua‘i. Dennis Fujimoto from The Garden Island newspaper was in attendance and highlighted the new homebuyer in the article She’ll be home for Christmas.

Read the article “She’ll be home for Christmas” as it appeared in The Garden Island newspaper

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

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. 

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.