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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AmeriCorps to Habitat: The Danielle Lavy Story

Why did you choose AmeriCorps and was the Non-profit industry always something you wanted to be a part of? I chose AmeriCorps because I always wanted to help people. My parents always volunteered and I did lots of volunteer work as a child. I also was the philanthropy chair for my sorority. My sorority sister […]

The Advocate: Affordable Housing Week

Affordable housing week is organized by the Housing Development Consortium every May to bring attention to the housing crisis in Seattle. May 14- 18 we will be organizing for action and celebrating the progress made throughout the year. Although every week is “Affordable Housing Week” at Habitat, we are happy to join our neighbors and […]

MLK Day: An AmeriCorps Experience

MLK Day: An AmeriCorps Experience  This post is part of a series dedicated to our AmeriCorps members who have donated a large chunk of time as well as their skills and willingness to learn to the Habitat for Humanity – Seattle King County mission. You can find more stories like this one by clicking on […]

The Advocate: Join the Build Louder! Campaign

Earlier this year the White House released its full fiscal year 2018 budget request, proposing to eliminate funding for programs that further Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle – King County and across the United States. The proposed cuts include the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the Community Development […]

Community Collaborations: Rock the Block

Last weekend we worked with the Rainer Valley community to successfully pull off the first ever Rock the Block event! On Saturday, June 16th, we effectively closed off a community block to traffic for the day, opening it to teams of residents and other volunteers for a concentrated effort to improve the appearance, health, and […]