Make a Difference on Give STL Day

April 24, 2015
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Last year was the inaugural Give STL Day Event, and Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) was proud to be one of 500 regional non-profits who participated in this very successful event. In 2014, the event raised over $3,000 for HFHSL and $1.1million total for worthy organizations throughout our community.

Give STL Day 2015 will take place on Tuesday, May 5th from 12:00am to 11:59pm. HFHSL joins with almost 800 other non-profits who are taking part in this event…so the competition will be fierce! We need your help to make this year’s event even more successful than last year’s.

What can you do to help?
• Make a donation! Whether you can afford $10 or $10,000, every little bit helps.
• Share our Facebook event with your friends and family on Facebook to encourage them to share their contributions with HFHSL.
• The greatest benefit to HFHSL from Give St. Louis Day is the opportunity to engage more people in our efforts to build a stronger community. Anything you can do to spread the word to help us garner new supporters makes a big difference!

HFHSL is responsible for raising over 95% of our own funding to build and rehab homes in St. Louis City and County. Your participation in Give STL Day goes a long way in helping us in our continuing mission to build a community where everyone has a decent place to live. Thank you in advance for your part in making Give STL Day a big success for HFHSL and the entire St. Louis philanthropic community!

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Give STL Day 2015!

March 25, 2015
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A Midnight to Midnight Giving Event on May 5! 

Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event in order to grow philanthropy in the St. Louis metropolitan area and bring awareness to nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.

The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Prize money will be made available throughout the day to amplify donations - woo-hoo! For twenty minutes starting at 6AM, 10AM, 12PM, 6PM, and 11PM, every donation will receive a partial match from a pool of $20,000.  

The $20,000 will be split against all donations, up to $500, made during that time. This will allow each donation to receive some matching funds. Based on last year’s numbers, it would have equaled $.13 per dollar donated. For example, from 6:00-6:20am, if you donate $100, an extra $13.00 would be added to your gift to increase the support you have given Habitat STL! Once the day is over, we will find out what share of the $20,000 we will receive.

More than 750 nonprofits will be participating so we need your support!

Habitat STL's goal is simple: to raise more money than we did last year in order to increase our impact in the community. We intend to continue our work in partnering with families to break the cycle of poverty and build a financially secure future.

So join the movement and support us by donating to Habitat STL on May 5th! With your help (and competitive spirit!) we can raise more than last year's total of $3,019.

On May 5, go to and make a donation to Habitat STL. Your gift will help a family break the cycle of poverty and build a financially secure future!

Thank you!!

Our New Volunteer Services Manager

March 18, 2015
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We are pleased to welcome Diana Barbosa as our new Volunteer Services Manager. She will direct all aspects of our volunteer program and manage our AmeriCorps, internship, and community services program. Diana comes to us from Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County where she recruited 3,000 people each year to volunteer. She earned a B.A. in International Studies and a B.F.A. of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2009 from Washington University in St. Louis.

Diana's special interests include graphic design, volunteering internationally (she volunteered in Fiji for Habitat for Humanity International!), traveling, and paying it forward. She is also a member of Friends of Casa, the young professionals group of Casa de Salud.

Welcome Diana! 

Trivia Night 2015

February 10, 2015
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Calling all smartypants!

Join us for our biggest event of the year! Our only Trivia Night in 2015 will be held on February 28, 2015 at the IBEW Local #1 Union Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.

Time: Doors open at 6:20pm and trivia begins promptly at 7pm
Cost: VIP Table $200 for 8 people; Regular Table $160 for 8 people

We will have NINE rounds of 11 questions each. The three highest scoring teams win prizes! 

The price of the table include free Anheuser-Busch products, snacks, soda, and water. Wine and pizza will be available for a donation.

Games! Prizes! Raffles! Heads or Tails!

Proceeds will benefit the Habitat STL mission of providing safe and affordable housing for all.

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Join us at the Blues!

January 21, 2015
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Join us for a night at the Blues…in Style!

Through the extraordinary generosity of a donor, Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) and Habitat Young Friends (HYF) will be hosting a night at the Blues vs. Stars game on Tuesday, February 17th, with the game starting at 7pm. Best of all, we have the entire McBride and Son Luxury Suite all to ourselves!

Tickets for this game are $200 each and include admission to the game, entrance to the suite and a game seat as well as all-you-can eat buffet and open bar. All funds from ticket sales will benefit HFHSL!

For more information or to purchase your tickets, please contact Deirdre at 314-371-0400 ext. 619 or Don’t delay…tickets are going fast!

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50% Off Sale for the Holidays!

December 11, 2014
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BOTH of our ReStore locations are hosting a 50% off sale on December 20th from 9am to 5pm! All donated items wil be 50% off and Amazon Paint will be 15% off. Spruce up your home for the holidays!

But if you can't make it out on Saturday, Dec. 20th, don't worry! You can still get a great deal. We will be offering additional sales starting on Wednesday, Dec. 17th.

Wednesday, December 17 = 10% off
Thursday, December 18 = 20% off
Friday, December 19 = 30% off

Store locations:

ReStore Forest Park
3763 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

ReStore Des Peres (behind Sam's club off Manchester Rd.)
2117 Sams Dr.
Des Peres, MO 63131

Wednesday through Friday sale excludes Amazon paint.

Heart of Habitat Saint Louis

December 11, 2014
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Are you looking to make someone's spirits brighter for the holidays?

Then adopt a Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis family through our Heart of Habitat St. Louis program! We've asked some families what items are on their holiday wishlists and now we need your help to make their holiday dreams come true. If you are already shopping for holidays, pick up a few extra items for a local family. Wishlist items include: board games, clothes, grocery store gift cards, jewelry and makeup for teens, and more.

Contact and he will provide you details about a family, what would make their holidays brighter, and how to deliver the wishlist items.

Happy Holidays!

A Special Message from Kimberly McKinney

December 2, 2014
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It has taken me awhile to decide what I wanted to say to our supporters about what is happening in our community right now...and truth be told, I'm still not sure what to say. But I'll do my best, and hope my message gets across.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) builds homes because it helps to level the playing field for hardworking people who otherwise may not be able to afford to buy a home. Last week, amidst the conflict in our community, something wonderful happened. Five people closed on their new HFHSL homes in Spanish Lake and are looking forward to spending their first Christmas as homeowners.

HFHSL is dedicated to one goal - a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. "A decent place to live" is so much more than four walls and a roof; it is family; it is community; it is opportunity and it is hope. It is heartbreaking to see that dream shattered right now in Ferguson and throughout our region. It takes so much work to build something up...and almost no time to tear it down.

We are the focus of the world's attention right now. Regardless of how you feel about the grand jury decision, the peaceful and violent protests in St. Louis and around the globe, and the circumstances leading to the death of Michael Brown, I think all of us can agree that we need to work together as a community to find healing and long-term solutions to the problems which led to this terrible tragedy. There will be some hard conversations in the near future about how to make St. Louis City and County a safer place for all of its citizens, regardless of race or economic influence. We all need to be part of the dialogue if real and meaningful change is to take root and flourish.

For HFHSL, this means that we will keep doing what we've been doing all along - building homes with the continuing goal of creating a community in which every single one of us has a decent place to live. As you consider how to help heal our community during these difficult times, I hope you know that your support of HFHSL is making a difference.

Looking ahead, HFHSL has ambitious goals for 2015 to build and rehab 26 homes in St. Louis City and County which will be sold to families who are working hard to make a better life for themselves and their children. While affordable housing opportunities won't solve all of the problems our community faces right now, it does level the economic and social playing field a little bit more for some of those who feel like they don't have a voice right now. Whether you help out on the build site, contribute financially, or support us in other ways, know that HFHSL is grateful to you for helping us provide a service that will help our community grow stronger in the weeks, months and even years ahead.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping HFHSL as we work to create a community in which everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home. May you be blessed in this season of hope.


Kimberly McKinney

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Holiday Open House

November 18, 2014
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Please join us for a holiday open house and appreciation event for all! If you have supported Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis in the past, love our mission, or are interested in learning more about us, you're invited! We hope to celebrate the season with you on December 4th from 4:30-7:30pm at the ReStore Des Peres. 

Meet a Homebuyer

November 11, 2014
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Tomika D., and her daughter, described the moment they received the news of their approval for homeownership with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis as priceless. Although the wait was a roller coaster ride, it was all worth it. The good news was celebrated with hugs, screams, and a joyful dance!

Tomika’s six year old daughter, Desir`ee, loves to dance. She is a kindergartner at Dewell International Studies. She is a very smart little girl and loves to learn new things; and she appreciates the gift of knowledge (she teaches this to her baby dolls and teddy bears at home when she plays school!)  Desir`ee also plays soccer and attends dance class.

Tomika is an alumni of UMSL (University of Missouri St. Louis) where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Although she is not using her degree in her current job, she has a strong desire to become a daycare owner because of her love for children. Tomika enjoys to shop and decorate, and now has an excuse to do both since she will become a homeowner.

Spending time together is enjoyed by taking in a movie, shopping at the mall, or visiting St. Louis Zoo. Tomika is thankful for Habitat for Humanity St Louis and the opportunity to make it possible for her to provide a home for her and her daughter. She is honored and an extremely happy HFHSL home buyer!

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