Habitat Blog

AmeriCorps – A Special Kind of Volunteer

It takes a special person to volunteer; it takes an incredible person to give up a year or more of their life to serve others.  Habitat Kansas City has been fortunate to have two AmeriCorps members on our Habitat team for 2015/16 doing just that.  AmeriCorps is a National Service program with members working full-time Read more »

Meet the Paw Family

The Paw Family Hits the Ground Running The Paw family learned about Habitat for Humanity Kansas City through the Lwin family, who closed on their Habitat KC home in December 2015–the fathers of the two families have worked at Triumph foods for more than five years together. After learning about the Lwin’s experience, they decided Read more »

Volunteer Highlight

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Habitat Kansas City ReStore is excited and grateful for our collaboration with the Catholic Charities Refugee and Migrant Services group. Once a month they share a group of very energetic volunteers from their Job Readiness classes. The purpose is to give refugees new to the USA an opportunity to learn about employment Read more »

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Volunteers

National Volunteer Week 2016 is April 10-16. Celebrating National Volunteer Week is a great way not only to say ‘thank you’ and highlight the impact volunteers are making in our community, but also to help showcase the different ways new volunteers can become involved with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City. In 2015, volunteers contributed 32,235 hours to Read more »

Revitalization Initiative Awarded

Habitat Kansas City Receives the Excellence in Community Catalyst Award On Monday, March 14th, Habitat Kansas City was honored at the Historic Kansas City Annual Preservation Awards held at Boulevard Brewery Company. The award categories covered a wide range of preservation issues so efforts from multiple professions and disciplines could be celebrated. Habitat KC was delighted Read more »

10% Discount to Military Families

Our brave military men and women put their lives on the line for our country everyday, seems only natural they can walk into a Habitat Kansas City ReStores any day and get a small thank you from us – 10% off their purchase. This new policy was put into effect March 1st and will be Read more »

Tour Amazing Remodeled Homes and Give Back to Habitat KC!

One Tour…One Weekend…Endless Reasons to Remodel! Kansas City NARI’s 19th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour Tour area homes for great remodeling ideas. Visit with professional NARI remodeling companies. Date: Saturday, April 23 & Sunday April 24 Hours:  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.   11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Part of ticket proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Kansas City. Tour Read more »

KC-NARI Commits to Remodeling Shawana’s Future Home

Kansas City NARI Chapter Commits to Remodeling Shawana’s Future Home Looking for the best remodeling companies including: contractors, plumbers, landscaping, windows, siding, and more? Look no further than the experts at NARI. The local Kansas City chapter has more than 300 highly skilled members that can help you with any home improvement project or Pinterest Read more »

Help Us Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Please join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10th – 16th, by coming out to volunteer on our construction sites or at our ReStore locations! Not only will you be helping us build home, communities and hope, giving back makes you happy. You can volunteer one day, the whole week or more! No experience required to Read more »

Impacting the Future of a Neighborhood

Acquiring Three Vacant House on 3000 Block of Highland Did you know… There are more than 18,000 vacant houses and lots in Kansas City The impact to families living on blocks with multiple abandoned houses is devastating; decreased property values, excessive dumping and increased crime Habitat Kansas City is helping to address this problem by acquiring Read more »