The Move from Moldova: a Habitat Family Story

Alexander and his wife Nadiia lived in Moldova, where Alexander worked hard to provide for his wife and their 10 children. In 2009, they were able to come to the U.S. with refugee status. It has taken them some time to adjust to their new style of life, especially Alex and Nadiia who lived the […]

Life as a Volunteer with Habitat

There are a million different organizations to volunteer with. They range near and far and they can always use extra help when needed. What many people do not know is that there are regulars at each of these organizations who take time out of their week to help these organizations better their local community. It […]

The Fight to Stay Put: a Habitat family story

Candy’s family was one of the founding families of Issaquah, having developed the neighborhood in 1887. She and her children were the fifth generation to grow up in the area. She hadn’t thought about leaving before but she struggled as a single parent supporting her children after her divorce and didn’t have a lot of […]

Make your Own Gallery Wall with Vintage Frames

Habitat for Humanity Stores is a great place to find materials for any DIY project. You are only limited by your creativity! In this post, we’ll explore how to take vintage picture frames and turn them into a beautiful wall gallery. Protip: take a look at Pinterest for ideas 🙂 Step one: Stop by the Stores Frames can […]

Third Time’s the Charm: a Habitat family story

Tamara was living out of a single room in her mom’s house with her three children when she applied to Habitat for Humanity. Previously, she lived in section 8 housing with her son’s father in an unstable and toxic relationship and when he passed she was no longer eligible for the program. She didn’t have […]

From Cabinet Door to Holiday Sign DIY

Christmas is around the corner and many are finishing up their holiday decorations. From putting the final touches on their Christmas tree to baking cookies, and here’s another decoration to finish up the season with. A holiday sign made out of an old cabinet door! Here’s what you’ll need: Cabinet Door Acrylic craft paint white, green, […]

DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

Did you know that 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold every year? After all, every home that celebrates Christmas does so with a tree. Naturally, people get creative and think outside the box with traditions and as of late people have been making peg board Christmas trees! Check out how it’s made: Materials needed: Pegboard Rotary or […]

Leaving It All Behind: a Habitat family story

Hersi built a stable life for himself before he sought safety in the U.S. He worked for a bank for 10 years, attended college in the U.S. and returned to his home country of Somalia to work for the United Nations Development Program. After dedicating 11 years to his career with the UN, Hersi had […]

Does Habitat for Humanity SKC Pick Up Donations?

Yes, our Habitat Store drivers are always driving around the Seattle King County area picking up donations! How do I schedule a donation pickup? We keep the process simple: Go to our store donation page Click “schedule a pickup” button Fill out your donation details Select a date for pick up And you are all […]

How Habitat Stores Support Habitat for Humanity

Christmas is right around the corner and our Habitat Stores obtain daily donations with hidden gems just waiting to be wrapped. But regardless of the gift-buying season, did you know that there are over 800 Habitat ReStores in 49 states! Not-to-mention that the stores themselves are utilized to support the organization’s mission in many ways. […]