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  • We could not let Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month pass without highlighting the tremendous impact on affordable housing on island, made by LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda of Anahola. The late LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda, known to many as “Auntie LaFrance,” was a respected cultural resource and very active in the Hawaiian community. She was know as a champion of the underprivileged, and......

  • Are you or someone you know interested in serving the Kaua’i community as an AmeriCorps Service Member? Kaua’i Habitat is excited to announce we have been awarded four AmeriCorps National and one AmeriCorps Vista positions for the 2022-2023 service term. Serving as an AmeriCorps National or an AmeriCorps Vista member with Habitat offers many benefits. To view some of these......

  • Since 1974, one week a year has been set aside to recognize the amazing impact volunteers make in transforming the world. Afterall, they often tackle society’s greatest challenges by lending their time, talent and voice to making a difference in their communities. At Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity we have been truly blesses by our amazing volunteers. They continually help address......

  • Please, join us in welcoming the newest member of the Kaua’i Habitat ‘ohana. Sawyer Brammer will be joining the Kaua’i Habitat construction crew and homebuyers as they build homes, communities, and hope on Kaua’i. AmeriCorps Service Members commit themselves to a 10 1/2 month term, working directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle a community’s most pressing challenges, such as the......

  • Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity is among the 84 Habitat affiliates and Habitat for Humanity International to receive a transformational gift from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Habitat for Humanity Maui also received a portion of the $436 million of unrestricted giving. Kaua’i Habitat received $5.75 million and Habitat for Humanity Maui received $3.5 million of the generous donation, that......

  • When we posted to Facebook that we had a large selections of puzzles for sale in our ReStore, our only intention was to let the community know what items are currently available at the thrift store. Shortly after the post went public we were contacted by Polphak (Golf) Komolsirisom of the Kapa’a Lion Club, who informed us that the club......

  • Praying Pelican Missions is an interdenominational ministry that exists to build up, encourage and assist local churches in serving their local communities. The goal is to provide mission teams the opportunity to make a long-term, genuine impact on communities by working alongside local ministries to meet real community needs. These team trips have a lasting impact on both the mission......

  • We were thrilled to welcome back our first Travel & Build team since the onset of the pandemic. The experienced group of seven, led by Jean Currie, met at the Kaua’i Habitat office for orientation on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. As traveling volunteers, all team members had met Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity safety protocols to ensure a safe and productive......

  • On Friday, January 14th, 2022 Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity passed the keys to five new affordable homes on Kaua‘i. This brings the total number of homes provided by the nonprofit to 223. The deserving homebuyers who received their keys were Tara McCoy, Christian Parado, Miranda Wehrly, Keith & Annie Nonaka, and Joel Santos. This is not the first group to......

  • A relationship between Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity and Kaua’i Community College formed last year. A mutually beneficial relationship that in turn benefits the entire island. It began when the Director of Construction at Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity, Trace Wright, and Carpentry Instructor at Kaua’i Community College, Duke Lang, came together to foster a relationship that would result in the two......

  • On Friday, December 10th, 2021 Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity passed the keys to five new affordable homes on Kaua‘i, just in time for the Christmas holiday. The new homes are part of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision on the west side of Kaua‘i. This leaves just thirteen remaining homes to be built in the ‘Ele‘ele subdivision before attention is shifted further......

  • You may have heard us mention that we have an amazing group of AmeriCorp NCCC volunteers working with us to build homes and hope on Kaua’i. Well, that’s not all they are helping with. This wonderful group of volunteers took a break from construction for a day to share their time and skills with other nonprofits on island. The team......

  • Dear Kaua‘i Habitat ‘ohana, This holiday season I find myself reflecting back and giving thanks for those who came before me and created this amazing organization. Kaua‘i Habitat had remarkable beginnings – largely due to the dedication of our founder, Auntie LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda, our first board of directors, our first homeowners, and our first transformational gift of $1.5 million that......

  • In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our ReStore will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Mahalo...

  • Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that it has been awarded grants totaling $4.85 million from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg through the Chan Zuckerberg Kauai Community Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. The grants will be used toward construction of affordable housing units in Kaua‘i Habitat’s Waimea Huakai subdivision, Anahola, and the upcoming Kauhale O Waipouli project,......