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 …

Love Vintage? Check out ReStore!

By Holly Burris/Wichita Habitat Volunteer Vintage items are becoming more popular as they create unique looks, are budget-friendly, and are better for the environment. If you’re in the market for vintage furniture and other treasures be sure to check out the Vintage Treasures department at ReStore, 601 N. West St. This is Habitat for Humanity’s discount improvement store. The Vintage …

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 …

Legislative Build Days offer a new learning experience

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager While we build and repair homes but we also know that policies that support affordable housing are vital to our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With that as our focus, we hosted three Legislative Build Days and invited policymakers to volunteer with us and learn about our …

Volunteer’s devotion to Habitat is inspiring

By Kathy Lefler/Communications and Marketing Manager Meet Don, who may be our longest-serving and oldest volunteer. More important, though is that Don’s devotion to Wichita Habitat inspires everyone he meets! Much of what Don does happens behind the scenes so I was happy to run into him one afternoon at our construction site. Don has been a construction volunteer, has …

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 …