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  • Similar to many on Kaua’i, Joel found himself renting a room from his mother-in-law and his growing family was running out of space. Joel, his wife, and two kids share a room and a bed. With a six year old and a nine month old, Joel has known for a while that he needs space for his family to grow.......

  •   Age is simply a state of mind according to Travel & Build volunteer Millie Fink. “It’s not a number or a date on the calendar, it’s a state of mind,” the nearly 90 year old volunteer was heard saying as she was busy painting a home in Kaua’i Habitat’s ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. “Doing work like this is how I......

  • As the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage......

  • Happy Anniversary Kaua’i Habitat!! To celebrate our longevity our ReStore is marking down everything in the store 20% on Saturday, January 25, 2020! Stop by and celebrate by saving $$! It’s our way of saying mahalo for supporting us all these years!...

  • Thanks to a new county program, we now have another option for keeping items out of our landfill. Our ReStore can now ship overstocked items to those in need on Oahu and make room for new donations on our sales floor! Read more about it in this story from The Garden Island Newspaper! County launches reuse program – The Garden......

  • Photo courtesy of Nareit Foundation We are ecstatic that the Nareit Foundation honored us with a $120,000.00 gift! This gift will go directly to building a home in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna Subdivision and will definitely bring people together to build homes and hope on Kaua’i! Mahalo Nareit Foundation, we are huge fans of “The REIT Way!” Read more about this......

  • Our office and ReStore will be closed on December 25th, 2019 and January 1st, 2020 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition ReStore will also be closed on December 24th, 2019 to celebrate Christmas Eve. Mahalo...

  • Have you heard of AmeriCorps? It’s a wonderful program where amazing people commit time to improving lives by addressing critical needs in a community. At Kaua’i Habitat we have been blessed by so many caring individuals as they address the affordable housing crisis on Kaua’i. These service members dedicate 10 1/2 months of their lives building homes and hope with......

  • This past Saturday we were lucky enough to have two wonderful groups of volunteers show up to build #homesandhope. Students from Bringham Young University’s Oahu campus, as well as members from All Saints Episcopal Church of Kapa’a, weren’t afraid to get a little dirty as they took on the task of painting with future homebuyers in Anahola. In spite of......

  • We were thrilled to have members of the House Finance Committee tour our jobsite at the ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. It gave us the opportunity to show off the progress we have made and introduce them to the wonderful community taking place there. Find out what they thought of the visit by reading the story published in The Garden Island Newspaper.......

  • What a transformation ‘Ele’ele Iluna has undergone over the past few years. Take a look at the aerial photo taken in early 2017 compared to a recent shot courtesy of Peter Bradhouse Photography. It’s amazing to consider how much of an impact these homes have made to our wonderful Kaua’i Community....

  • We are feeling blessed that Layton Construction decided to spend Veterans Day building homes and hope on Kaua’i! This energetic volunteer group is working on several building projects on multiple homes in the ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. After meeting up, the group quickly divided into groups to tackle roofing, siding, painting and standing walls. The Arthur, Taala, Simpliciano and Kaeo families......

  • A great time was had by all who attended The First Annual Kaua’i Poke Fest with Sam Choy and Friends on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Koloa Landing Resort. More importantly, money was raised to help our community and to help Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity build homes and hope on island. We can’t say mahalo enough to all those involved......

  • Our community had a great time and raised much needed funds for Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity at the third annual Hammers N’ Ales island style Oktoberfest held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. It was a full house as ticket sales exceeded the past two years for a record breaking turnout. The success was due to the overwhelming support our organization......

  • More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. This day Habitat for Humanity and it’s partners around the world join together to communicate the message that adequate shelter is......