Habitat Blog

The importance of financial education

The importance of financial education According to Forbes.com, 75% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 25% don’t have any savings built up. Nearly 50% of all Millennials have too much debt which leads them to borrow from greedy lenders. Families that experience economic struggles often don’t have a strong foundation of financial knowledge to Read more »

The effects of mold exposure on children

The effects of mold exposure on children   Exposure to mold can have many effects on an individual’s health and well-being. Everyone is at risk when it comes to the health consequences of mold but children, seniors, and individuals with a weakened immune system are more vulnerable. Children are particularly sensitive (especially infants and kids Read more »

The benefits of volunteering

Volunteering your time to help out people, animals or other organizations is beneficial to you and your community. Individuals choose to volunteer for many reasons. There are a variety of  benefits to volunteering that can make it an advantageous activity for you and your neighborhood. Impacted community Arguably the most important benefit of volunteering is Read more »

Building Homes and Healthy Communities

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City has an undeniable passion for serving families in need of safe, affordable housing. This is true when we help our families move into safer housing but also for people working on rehab projects. It can be easy to forget that restorative projects occasionally involve health risks such as exposure to asbestos, a harmful toxin often found in building materials. Read more »

Christmas Donation from the Johnson Family

The first week of December Habitat for Humanity Kansas City was blessed with an early Christmas donation from the Johnson family. Gregory Johnson stopped by our Johnson County ReStore on Santa Fe to donate his 2013 Toyota Corolla. He and his wife had purchased a new Jeep and in the true spirit of giving donated Read more »

Building Community with Diaper Donation

On Friday September 22nd, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City staff delivered some 3,300+ diapers to Operation Breakthrough. A neighboring non-profit, Operation Breakthrough’s kindred mission seeks to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. Beginning with this two-week effort in Read more »

Catching Habititis during Rock the Block

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City President/CEO Pat Turner addressed eager early risers Wednesday Sept. 20th and Saturday Sept. 30th. To inspire nearly 500 volunteers at these two events, Turner quoted a favorite saying of Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller. Fuller frequently claimed that volunteers, homeowners, and sponsors working side-by-side in their city inevitably Read more »

Passing of James B. Nutter, Sr.

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is deeply saddened by the recent passing of James B. Nutter, Sr. Mr. Nutter was a Kansas City institution whose legacy is not simply one of business success, but one of generosity towards many Kansas City organizations. Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City was a recipient of Mr. Nutter’s Read more »