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 […]

The Build-A-Thon Experience

  On June 4th, the AmeriCorps team at Habitat-SKC made their way to Longmont, CO to help build houses for four different Colorado affiliates. The week-long excursion known as Build-A-Thon is an annual event where Habitat affiliates from around the region (and in some cases across the nation) come together to concentrate on offering a […]

GiveBig Was a Big Success

We were one of 1,700 nonprofits that participated in the Seattle Foundation sponsored GiveBig day and out of the 19 million dollars given that day, we will be receiving over $40,000, thanks to our donors and their company matching funds. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the 236 individuals who banded together to provide almost […]