Friday, September 12, 2014

Habitat for Humanity's Volunteer of the Year, Dennis Kirby!

      Throughout the year, Habitat for Humanity continues to have a flow of volunteers who dedicate their time on our building projects, A Brush with Kindness projects, and in also in our ReStore!

      Dennis Kirby, who has put in 770 volunteer hours at the ReStore, has been awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award. A dedicated volunteer since 2009, we have been so blessed to have a volunteer who gives back to their community. Please join us as we recognize this year's Volunteer of the Year and thank him for all the dedication he has put into the ReStore! 

      The ReStore at the Habitat for Humanity in the Southern Santa Barbara County sells home improvement products and 100% of the proceeds go back to Habitat. The materials sold in the ReStore are donated from the community and the proceeds go to Habitat and helps to cover administrative costs. This allows Habitat to use a large majority of the funds raised to go towards our low income building projects. Donating or shopping at the Restore is a way that you can help support Habitat's mission to provide affordable housing in Santa Barbara!

      The ReStore is located on 6860 Cortona Drive, Suite A, Goleta CA 93117. We are open from 11am-5pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays! Come check out the ReStore and we definitely encourage you all to get involved in our community as well!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Induction of the 500 Club's youngest member, Anna!

At Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara, volunteers make up a large amount of the hours that are put into different areas and projects. The ReStore, building projects, and A Brush with Kindness projects are all completed with the help of many volunteers, and we are fortunate and thankful to each and every volunteer.

Today, we have a volunteer who we would like to thank for her time here at Habitat. A Santa Barbara local and student who attends UC Davis, Anna has been volunteering with us in the ReStore every summer since 2012 and we are blessed to induct her into the "500 Club".

The "500 Club" is a group of volunteers who have put in over 500 hours of service and time at the Habitat ReStore. You can recognize members of this awesome group of volunteers by their ReStore hats.

Currently, Anna is the youngest member of the "500 Club", and received her member hat on her last day today.  We are so thankful for her service and time and wish her the best as she goes off to England to study abroad.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Introducing Shelby Messner, AmeriCorps National Service Member

A new face to Habitat, Shelby Messner is a recent graduate from the City and Regional Planning program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Through her schooling as a City and Regional Planning major, she has developed a passion for community engagement and involvement  as tools to make stronger communities. She has a strong interest in sustainability and strives to be environmentally conscious in all aspects of her life, as well as for the future of her community.

As an Americorp National Service Member, Shelby is a part of civil society program through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This federal agency plays an important role in strengthening the nonprofit sector and challenges in America through service. CNCS strives to strengthen communities and improve the lives of individuals through volunteering and service. 

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Shelby is glad to be back and to be serving her home community. Through her time at Habitat, she hopes to have a good experience working with the community. She is glad to be working with an organization that works directly to provide housing within a community, which ties in with her interest in housing needs. As a graduate who studied City and Regional Planning, she is looking forward to applying what she has learned and is ready to get to work here at Habitat.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Habitat ReStore Steal of the Week

Every week the Habitat ReStore puts one item on deep discount as the Steal of the Week.

This week's Steal of the Week is a beautiful 9-Light Chandelier. It was $230, now just $50.

The Steal of the Week is valid through the close of business on Saturday. The item must be paid in full and removed from the store at the time of purchase. Holds are not allowed on Steal of the Week merchandise.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
6860 Cortona Drive, Suite A
Goleta, CA  93117
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Friday, August 1, 2014

Construction update on the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is 85% complete with construction. In July Habitat welcomed volunteer groups from Curvature, Procore, and Reality Church, as well as many individuals, who helped prime, paint, hang drywall, install base board and much more at the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes site. 

Construction progress at the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes site. 

Volunteers from Curvature pose for a group photo.

Volunteers from ProCore working on the 2nd floor balcony railing. 

Volunteers from Reality Church pose before the workday begins. 

Volunteers provide a bulk of our labor and allow Habitat to keep construction costs at a minimum. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who have helped with framing, insulation, drywall, painting and much more. We are able to provide permanent and affordable housing for low-income families because of your time and support.

We are in the final weeks of construction. If you haven't volunteered yet, there is still time. Individual volunteers can sign up for shifts directly online.  If you are interested in confirming a group workday for your business or organization, please contact Habitat by email or at 692-2226.