Repair program makes home safer and sweeter!

Jim loved his home and the tree-shaded neighborhood where he’s lived for more than 30 years. However, it had become challenging to enjoy living there. “I was in need of what the homeowner repair program offered because the bathroom was not accessible and I worried about falling,” Jim said. His home also needed new rain gutters, among other issues. So …

A coat of paint paves the way for a white coat

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager There’s no better way to prepare for a lifetime of service than to volunteer with Wichita Habitat for Humanity! Eight first-year University of Kansas School of Medicine students put a coat of paint on a home in the Rock the Block neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. “They’re preparing for a lifetime of service in the community,” …

Danielle Johnson learning and loving her role as executive director

Danielle Johnson joined our team in mid-June. She’s been immersing herself in our work, learning and loving every minute of it. Here’s a short update from Danielle.  I am so excited to be a part of an organization that lives out its mission every day! It’s been a whirlwind, but each day shows me how blessed I am to be serving in …

Ann: It’s all about relationships

Ann will retire this summer after serving as the executive director of Wichita Habitat for Humanity for 10 years. While her leadership has an incredible impact on all of us, it’s also touched Ann, in many ways. Ann shares the impact her service has had on her life. Join us for a retirement celebration June 17, from 5-7 p.m. at …

AmeriCorps’ team member makes a big impact in our work!

It’s AmeriCorps Week and we’re celebrating Melissa, who serves with us as a Construction Crew Leader. Melissa’s year-long service began in October. Since then, she’s made a difference in the level of efficiency on our build sites. She’s also made a terrific impact on the lives of future Habitat homebuyers who work with her as they earn their required sweat …

Many ways to serve and honor MLK

This year’s MLK Day of Service will look different as we strive to keep everyone healthy and safe during the pandemic. But there are still many ways you can serve and honor Dr. King’s legacy. While Wichita Habitat will not host the annual indoor construction event with 200 volunteers, we’d like to offer some ways you can help others in …

Habitat Helps You Build a Strong Financial Foundation

Habitat homeowners don’t just help build their homes – they also learn how to take control and manage their finances through our financial literacy program. This is a key element of the Habitat homeownership program that changes lives and creates better futures. When you take control and manage your finances you can set funds aside for emergencies, afford a reliable …