Habitat Blog

Volunteer Highlight – Sherry Hodges

As a volunteer driven organization, our success is dependent upon compassionate individuals that are willing to dedicate their time to our mission. This month we’d like to honor Sherry Hodges, a weekly volunteer who has generously contributed more than 600 hours in the past two years. Once Sherry retired from her position at AT&T, she Read more »

Tips and Ideas for Recycling Home Furnishings

Erin Vaughan at Modernize recently shared some tips and ideas for recycling home furnishings with us…love the results.   Sometimes all it takes is a quick trip down to the local thrift store to really get your creative juices flowing. Recycling and repurposing used furniture gives you a chance to really showcase your own unique Read more »

Maria Mignogna – 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest Local Winner

Maria is one of our 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest local winners. Below is the entry and photos she submitted to our Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Moving forward she will have the chance to win prizes worth $1,000, $500 and $250! See Contest Rules and Flyer Name: Maria Mignogna Entry Category: Construction and Remodeling Entry Write-up: The materials I Read more »

Jeffrey Shanks – 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest Local Winner

Jeffrey is one of our 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest local winners. Below is the entry and photos he submitted to our Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Moving forward he will have the chance to win prizes worth $1,000, $500 and $250! See Contest Rules and Flyer Name: Jeffrey Shanks Entry Category: Construction and Remodeling Entry Write-up: We completed a renovation Read more »

Mary Lynn Anderson – 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest Local Winner

Mary Lynn is one of our 2015 Reuse People Photo Contest Local Winners. Below is the entry and photos she submitted to our Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Moving forward she will have the chance to win prizes worth $1,000, $500 and $250! See Contest Rules and Flyer Name: Mary Lynn Anderson Entry Category: Art and Furniture Entry Write-up: Read more »

House Blessing at Big Blue

Burns & McDonnell and Habitat for Humanity Kansas City joined Michael Lewis and his family to bless “Big Blue” on October 26th.  The father of eight turned to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City after his rental home burned down two years ago, ready to provide a safer and more stable environment for his family. As Read more »

World Habitat Day – October 5

Tonight, a family of five will huddle on tattered blankets, grateful that the dirt floor beneath them is dry. A mother will say a prayer that no one sneaks into her shack through its open doorway. And a father will lie awake, hoping the roof will hold out one more month and wondering how he Read more »

What home means to me…

We asked our staff and board members to tell us what home means to them, see what they shared. What home means to me… Safety, comfort, love and mom. – Maria, intern Home is the place that I always want to be. It is full of love, respect, good environment, drama, action and crazy people. Read more »

Remodeling? Donate to ReStore!

The generous donations we receive daily from individuals are critical to the success of our ReStores. Karen and Bob Brush recently completed their kitchen remodel and donated their old cabinets, appliances and sinks. These items would have gone into the Kansas City waste stream but instead went onto our sales floor. From there, the items Read more »