Blog

  • What is a core volunteer? A core volunteer is a volunteer that is so dependable and reliable that you can put them on the schedule as if they were staff. As we begin the new year, we felt it important that we recognize a couple of these amazing people. Alan Momohara and Guy Ambrose were the first volunteers to return......

  • The Board of Directors of Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity have announced the selection of Milani Pimental as the new Executive Director for the nonprofit, effective December 18, 2020. She had been serving as the Acting Executive Director for the organization since March 1, 2020 filling the vacancy left by previous executive director Stephen Spears. Vice President Doug Haigh announced the......

  • Unfortunately, it’s that time again…….when we have to say “goodbye” to another AmeriCorps service member. Lauren Sarg joined us as a second term AmeriCorps service member back in February 2020 after serving her first term at Habitat East Bay/Silicone Valley. Lauren was a patient and gracious team member from the start. AmeriCorps members commit to spending 10 1/2 months addressing......

  • In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, ReStore will be closed December 25-26, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday from all of us at Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity....

  • Here at Kaua’i Habitat we have been so fortunate to be able to continue building homes and hope by utilizing COVID-19 safety precautions. These precautions have enabled our constructions site as well as our ReStore to remain going strong, and have allowed us to welcome back resident volunteers in a limited capacity. “We’ve had some wonderful folks come out over......

  • Construction continues at a steady pace in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. Our homebuyers have been working hard with volunteers and staff, building homes and transforming empty lots into a community they can be proud to call their own. At this point nearly 200 homes have been erected in the neighborhood, with more going up everyday. It’s amazing driving through ‘Ele’ele......

  • Big news!! Starting this Friday, December 4th, 2020 our ReStore will be extending it’s hours on Fridays! That’s right starting this month ReStore will be open on Fridays from noon until 6:30 pm. That gives you two and a half additional hours to check out great deals and support our affordable housing program through your purchases. New hours will be......

  • It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend and longtime ReStore volunteer Loren Johnson, Sr. who recently lost his battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Those of us that knew Loren well will remember him as an energetic and life-loving man. He retired at 62 and moved to Kaua’i from Homer, Alaska.......

  • In observance of Thanksgiving, ReStore will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020. Have a safe and happy holiday from all of us at Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity....

  • Brittney and Justin have been doing everything right and by the book. They both work full time and had been saving money as they worked toward the goal of owning their own home, but paying rent each month was not moving them any closer to reaching their goal. With a growing seven year old son, and only a one bedroom......

  • 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......