The Story of The Rosette Corner Blocks

There’s more to a Wichita Habitat for Humanity home than meets the eye! Volunteers make our work possible – and they also make our homes special by sharing their time, talents and skills. The rosette corner blocks are examples of a special part of every Wichita Habitat home made possible by volunteers. The beginning of the story The corner blocks …

These “Grannies” Score Points on the Build Site

The ICT AeroBelles picked up paint brushes instead of basketballs and volunteered with us on Oct. 26, 2022. Granny Basketball is for women 50+ years of age. You can find more about the history at grannybasketball.com. Team member and longtime Wichita Habitat volunteer Lorrie Beck said that games and uniforms are based on play in Iowa from the 1920s. Uniforms reflect …

PENNIES AND PIZZA – SAT. OCT 15, NOON-2 P.M.

We’ll make learning about budgeting and saving FUN for kids ages 12-16 at “Pennies and Pizza.” The FREE interactive and informative event will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at our offices, 130 E. Murdock St. Registration is required and there is limited space so don’t wait. Please register by emailing Katharine at [email protected] Participants will …

Housing impacts school performance

By Claire Hardman/Wichita Habitat research volunteer Having a permanent home can impact a student’s performance in school. An analysis of six Sedgwick County school districts and 15 high schools found there may be a link between homeownership and education. On average, school zones with less rentership have higher graduation rates. When children grow up in a permanent home it impacts …

Kansas Health Foundation supports our home repair program, ongoing work

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Health Foundation recently provided a $50,000 grant to Wichita Habitat for Humanity to expand the reach of its home repair program that serves low-income homeowners, ensuring more people can live in safe, affordable housing. Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s home repair projects include large-scale exterior work, small-scale energy efficiency work and making homes ADA accessible. The …

Volunteer energized by the time she shares

By Holly Burris Connie Jason knew she wanted to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity after seeing Jimmy Carter work with them decades ago on TV. Jason started volunteering on the build sites in 2018, but due to a lack of building experience and not favoring the elements outside, she decided to find other ways to help. So Jason began working …

Ways to Build Dr. King’s “Beloved Community”

Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We believe everyone deserves a decent life and the opportunity for a better future. To work toward that vision, we build and repair homes and advocate for policies that create such opportunities. Through our work we build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds and paths to more …

Let’s Light Up The Town!

WICHITA HABITAT HOMEOWNERS! To celebrate the Holiday Season, participate in our “Deck The House For The Holidays” contest. Send a picture of the exterior of your Habitat home decorated for Christmas to [email protected] or [email protected] with your name and address before Dec. 10. First, second and third place winners will be announced on our Facebook & Instagram pages on Dec. …

New AmeriCorps Leader Feels Right at Home

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager Aidan Knolla, our new AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader, is no stranger to the work of Habitat. That’s because his dad, Brian Knolla, is on staff as our Construction Coordinator, so Aidan has visited our build sites over the years and heard his dad talk about how rewarding he finds the work. Recent High School …

Bank of America Names Wichita Habitat as Neighborhood Champion!

Program Provides $50,000 in Grant Support and an Opportunity for Virtual Leadership Training Wichita, Kan. – Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Program which is focused on making repairs to existing homes in low-and moderate-income neighborhoods will be able to scale up, helping even more people through a multi-year grant from Bank of America. Wichita Habitat for Humanity has been named …