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  • We are so excited to welcome the newest members of the Kaua’i Habitat ‘ohana! Mary Regan, Joseph Burleigh and Karim Johnson have signed on to serve 10.5 months as AmeriCorps Service Members, building homes and hope with Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps is a national service program where members commit to improving lives and addressing critical community needs. On Kaua’i......

  • It’s time to say “mahalo,” but thankfully not “goodbye” to our AmeriCorps service member Mackenzie Hampson. Mackenzie has been with us since September of 2019 serving a 10.5 month term with AmeriCorps. During this time we noticed that she was an awesome Construction Crew Leader on our team. Mackenzie has helped build over 20 homes during her service term with......

  • The Give Aloha program honors Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, founder of Foodland Super Market, Ltd., and continues his legacy of giving back to the community. During the month of September you can make a donation to Kaua’i Habitat at checkout using your Maika’i Card and Foodland will match a portion of your donation up to $250. It’s a great way......

  • Five more families in ‘Ele’ele and three in Anahola moved into their new homes with little fanfare while the rest of the world was focusing on the coronavirus outbreak. It was at a time when little could be done in the way of celebration, but we couldn’t let such a life changing event pass without some form of acknowledgment and......

  • Our current homebuyers are just a portion of the fortunate recipients of the “Community Wins! Program” by Grove Farm. In an effort to help residents in need as well as suffering local businesses, Grove Farm came up with the program as a way to support local families and local businesses at the same time. It’s a win, win for our......

  • Another beautiful week brings progress in the construction of affordable housing for the hardworking families on Kaua’i! Just this week we saw the walls go up on the future home of the Evans ‘ohana, all while work was being done on three other lots in the subdivision. Construction Site Supervisor Robert Knowles worked alongside homebuyers, AmeriCorps service members and core......

  • We recently said “a hui hou” to our AmeriCorps service member, Mitch Myers. Mitch started his AmeriCorps service in Portland and continued with a second service term here at Kaua’i Habitat. For the last 10 months, Mitch proved himself to be an invaluable member of our construction team both in Anahola and at our ‘Ele’ele Iluna sites. Many homeowners and......

  • For William and Blossom, becoming homeowners had been a dream and a work in progress for years. They had been renters their entire lives and desperately wanted the safety and security that owning a home can provide. Living in the highest housing market in the nation, finding opportunities to purchase a home the couple could afford seemed impossible, but they......

  • Elite Pacific Properties* came through in a big way by helping us build homes and hope on Kaua’i. As you may know, the goal of our Captain’s Challenge Campaign is to raise enough funds to raise the walls on one house in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna Subdivision. Well, Elite Pacific Properties* did their part in a big way! They heard the......

  • You have often heard us saying there are many ways to build homes and hope with Kaua’i Habitat without doing construction. It’s true. Just look at Sandy Ambrose. Sandy has been volunteering with us for years, but you won’t find her with a hammer in hand at the job site. Where you will find her is in the studio with......

  • In observance of the holiday, ReStore will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2020! Have a safe and fun weekend!...

  • Things are moving right along at our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision! On June 29th, five more families completed their final paperwork and were given the keys to their brand new homes. This is a tremendous day in the lives of these families. It’s the day when all the hard work pays off! Congratulations to the Kim, Mainaaupo, Robley, Braun and Koslowski......

  • We are so excited to welcome new neighbors to the ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. We had planned to have a party, but as you know, the world has undergone serious changes over the last few months. What hasn’t changed is a families need for an affordable home, and our need to celebrate those families and the often long, tiring journey it......

  • Our Construction Supervisors, AmeriCorps Servicemembers, homeowners and core volunteers have been very busy making dreams come true this week. Yes, the dream of homoeownership is alive and well in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna neighborhood, especially for future homebuyers Robert Williams and Zachary Kawai who are seeing the walls go up in their future homes. The day the walls go up is......

  • Today we honor King Kamehameha. Born as a comet streaked across the sky fulfilling an ancient prophesy that the child born under this phenomenon would one day rise up as a ruler. King Kamehameha the Great created a unified island kingdom from warring tribes by demonstrating strength and intelligence. Kamehameha Day is celebrated in his honor on June 11th each......