Project by Pamela M., Habitat Store customer and local upcycler. I found this desk at Habitat for Humanity during one of their 50% sales. I only paid $12.50 for the desk. What a great deal! I wanted to bring new life into this piece and really struggled with what to do with it. I decided I … Continue reading REFRESHING AN OLD DESK FOR NEW LIFE
International Women's Day is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions women make in every aspect of our lives and recognize the fight for women's rights. Today, four women spent this special day building affordable homes for low- to moderate-income families in our community. In 1991, Habitat for Humanity International began Women Build as an … Continue reading Women Build Hope on International Women’s Day
Stuart Young's connection with Habitat for Humanity started 25 years ago in Southern California. As an architect fresh out of college, Stuart saw volunteering with Habitat as a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in construction and design. Five years later, Stuart found himself in Tacoma and soon connected with the affiliate here. Stuart is … Continue reading My Habitat Story: Stuart Young, BCRA
With the average rent in Tacoma rising at a rate of 13% in the last six months, affordable housing is more important than ever. Brian Reeder, a professional residential property manager in Pierce County, sees and understands this first-hand. Brian has been a board member with Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County for 3 years, expanding his … Continue reading My Habitat Story : Brian Reeder, Reeder Management
Jesse Holder of Harmon Brewing Company talks about his support for Habitat for Humanity and Harmon's partnership this #GivingTuesday.
Jim Goertz of University Place Presbyterian Church (UPPC) has been regularly volunteering with Habitat since 2006, but he recently decided to take his partnership to the next level -- literally! This Friday, Goertz will trade his tool belt for a harness and his hard hat for a helmet as he takes the Habitat Challenge and rappels … Continue reading After 10 Years of Involvement, Habitat Volunteer Takes the Challenge
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is fortunate to have two well-known local celebrities participating in the Habitat Challenge this September. There’s truly no missing these two iconic Tacoma figures. They both stand over 6-1/2 feet tall, have distinguishing hair-dos, and always dress in sports uniforms.But that’s not all they have in common! Both could be … Continue reading Two of Tacoma’s Favorites Take the Habitat Challenge!
After this week, things will be a little different at Swan Creek Lane. Days will start with quiet cups of coffee enjoyed on porches instead of giant pots brewed for dedicated volunteers. Driving in and out of the neighborhood will be homeowner Daysy on her way to take her son to football camp instead of … Continue reading Neighbors Turn Into Friends at Swan Creek as Site Construction Comes to a Close
TACOMA, Wash. – When Bates Technical College instructor Dave Leenhouts approached Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity eight years ago, he hoped to forge a partnership. Today, that partnership has helped yield 50 affordable homes for families in our area. “My goal was to be able to educate our electrician students on the newest technology in energy efficient homes and new … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity and Bates Technical College Partnership Reaches Milestone, Fuels Real-World Experience for Students
What is the Habitat Challenge? This September, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a new and exciting fundraising event in partnership with Over the Edge, an organization that partners with non-profits to raise funds through rappelling events. Participants sign up to secure a rappelling spot and assemble a team to help them raise … Continue reading Habitat Challenge FAQ