NewsThe House That Groceries Built Continues Through August 31
During the month of August at all KTA locations, shoppers can support more affordable housing as they pay for their regular items. At each cash register, there will be colorful bright green tags available in denominations of $1 and $5. Shoppers can simply inform the cashier of the amount they would like to donate. Donations can be made at any KTA store island-wide. All proceeds will be divided evenly between both East and West Hawaii Habitat for Humanity organizations. This is the 4th year of the KTA-Habitat for Humanity partnership. "Our cash register donation tags are an easy and convenient way to donate, and that's why we support the community like this," said Pearl Daimaru, KTA representative. "This month, we're pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity, which builds affordable homes and operates a discount home improvement ReStore, to keep homes in good working order and prevent homelessness." "We are extremely grateful for this partnership with KTA and the public. Building homes builds lives--and that strengthens our community economically and socially," said Julie Hugo, president of Hilo Habitat for Humanity and Realtor with Aiona Island Realty. "Every gift is appreciated. We're excited about using the money to finish our Hawaiian Beaches renovation home and start our next house." To donate through the August KTA fundraiser, choose a tag at the cash register as you check out. [ ...more ]
Gutter & Rainwater Catchment Maintenance Class
Learn how to maintain your gutters and keep your rainwater catchment system running smoothly and safely on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 10-11 a.m., at the Hilo Habitat ReStore, 700 Manono Street. [ ...more ]
How to Make Your Roof Last
One thing that we get a lot of on the windward side of this beautiful island is rain. [ ...more ]
Seeking Resource Development/Retail Committee Members
If you have retail or sales experience, enjoy fundraising events, like finding creative ways to make money, or enjoy writing grants, we need you on our Resource Development Committee! Share your knowledge so that the ReStore can continue to grow and expand. [ ...more ]
Hawaiian Beaches Home Almost Complete
Here are some of the latest photos from the progress made during March on our fundraising home in Hawaiian Beaches. [ ...more ]
Hilo Habitat Seeks New Volunteer Coordinator
Do you enjoy working with people and getting things done? Is providing affordable housing an important challenge that you want to be part of? Then consider becoming a volunteer coordinator with Hilo Habitat for Humanity. [ ...more ]
Enter Our Donation Contest
For a limited time, Hilo Habitat for Humanity will be holding a drawing to encourage specific donations to the ReStore.
Furniture, power tools, building materials and cars will each earn 5, 5, 2, and 20 drawing tickets, respectively. Items must be new or gently used and in good working condition. They may be delivered to the ReStore during regular business hours.
Once monthly, winning tickets will be drawn from those collected during that month for the drawing. Prizes include a gift certificate to Roy's of Waikoloa (worth $75), a guided ATV tour from ATV Outfitters (worth $269), and a diving and snorkel adventure with Captain Zodiac (worth $240).
"What a win-win idea! We anticipate extra income through additional merchandise donations to our ReStore because of the drawings," said Julie Hugo, Hilo Habitat President & REALTOR. "ReStore revenues fund the homes we build. We're grateful to our prize sponsors and look forward to partnering with businesses and community members alike for donations," she added.
For new and recycled home repair and household items that make affordable housing possible in East Hawaii, visit the Hilo Habitat ReStore at 700 Manono Street, across from Hawaiian Style Cafe. The ReStore is open M-F from 9-5 and Saturdays from 8-4. For more information, please visit the ReStore or the Hilo Habitat affiliate online at www.hilohabitat.org. [ ...more ]
Think Like a Raindrop
Did you know that water is the number one destroyer of homes? Once water gets into your house and causes deterioration and rot, then eventually, water will cause it to fall down. [ ...more ]
Enabling housebuilding through sales of new, used, and surplus donated goods.
A 1,600 square foot warehouse
located in the same building as Floor Décor, across from Manono Street Marketplace
We always appreciate new or gently used building materials, tools, furniture, or cars in good working condition at the ReStore.
May/June 2014 eHabiChat
-Thank you, Riverside Apartments & Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)
-Director Profile: Meet Randy Church
-Mahalo, Rainbow Properties
-Donate to Win! Contest
We want your pennies. Our goal is to raise a million pennies. If you have pennies lying around the house, please bring them in to the Habitat ReStore at 700 Manono Street in Hilo (across from Manono Street Market, same building as Floor Decor).