22nd Home Wall Raising

The day of our Wall raising on our 22nd home was beautiful, which was amazing considering we had rescheduled twice due to weather. The sun was shining and temperatures were in the mid-50s.  This home build has been a long time in the making and we at Habitat couldn’t be more exicted! For this Wall Raising we had over 40 volunteers on site from almost all of our major build sponsors. Volunteers from Wells Fargo, ...

January Donation Drive

It's time again for another Donation Drive at the ReStore! Do you have items you think someone else could use? Donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and give your items a second life while helping us make home ownership affordable for families right here in southern Utah. Also if you donate to the ReStore in the Month of January you can use your donation receipt to save 20% off your purchase! Thank you for your ...

ReStore D.I.Y. Class-August

Have you heard about the ReStore D.I.Y. Classes? We try to hold a Do It Yourself class on the last Saturday of every month at the ReStore. This last August we had the sisters, Debbie and Vicki, from My Savvy Sister Chalk Paint Dust, come and teach a class about Chalk Painting techniques. My Savvy Sister (refined) Chalk Paint Dust is a paint additive and is a more affordable chalk paint alternative. Debbie ...

ReStore Flip 2016

In September it was our 2nd annual ReStore Flip Design Challenge! We had 5 contestants all competing for the trophy and the honor of being the ReStore Flip winner.  This time around everyone made amazing and functional furniture pieces. Quite a few were a complete re-purpose, turning an old item into something else entirely, while others refinished an item to make it look new again. The winner of the silent auction was the Ranch Table re-purposed by ...

Year End Reflection 2015-2016

St George, Utah – As we come to the close of Habitat’s fiscal year, we just wanted to reflect on a few things that have happened and thank everyone that helped us through the last year! Linda Baker, Lil Barron and Wendy Sheppick have now been with Habitat for over a year!  I’m hoping we have finally gotten over the many trial and errors that we made during that year and can begin this next year ...

Golden Corral Server Night

St George, Utah – Once again, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and Golden Corral teamed up to do their bi-annual fundraiser.  Habitat’s staff, Board members and volunteers came ready to clean, serve and just generally promote affordable housing in Southern Utah! This year, Habitat gave away prizes, special thanks to Chick-Fil-A, Even Stevens, Dairy Queen and Habitat swag.  It was a fun way to say thanks to all those that came to the event.  I ...

Bike & Build 2016

BIKE & BUILD   On July 7, 2016, twenty-nine of the most amazing kids peddled into St George, UT.  They are from all over the US and gathered in Jacksonville Florida to peddle across the Southern States to promote and understand affordable housing issues.  These 29 kids, fundraise to come on this trip, give up their summer, and work and ride in very hot conditions.  Did I say how amazing they were???   They arrived on Thursday at the ...

Partner of the Year – 2015

Coldwell Banker was chosen as our Partner of the Year for 2016 at our Masquerade Ball and Fundraiser!  Since 2004, Coldwell Banker has been donating a portion of each closing to Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.  Every quarter, we receive a check from these amazing agents that work so hard for the community!  They then in turn, send a check to help others achieve the same dream they are providing to their clients! Since 2004, ...

Partner Home Owner Summer Party

On June 30th, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah had their summer party for their partner homeowners, staff and key volunteers. The Washington City Rec Center was the facility to host our party.  They donated the BBQ area and gave a huge discount for our homeowners to have swimming time for their families.  The staff was to BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs purchased at a discount at Dixie Meats!  The festivities were to begin at 4:00 pm, ...

Backyard Playhouse

A backyard playhouse for children or grandchildren was the prize in a donation drawing on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.  This 80sq ft playhouse was built by S & S Homes and their construction crew at the Home and Garden Expo.  It was then taken to the Red Cliff’s Mall to be on exhibit for a month while the community had an opportunity to donate to Habitat and receive a ticket to ...

D.I.Y Globe Sign

I started with a globe that I bought at the Habitat ReStore in St George.  I measured it first to see what size of vinyl letters I would need. If I was going to do this again I would make the letters a little smaller. I cut the words out individually so I could wrap the words around the globe better and made pencil marks to make sure I was going in a straight line.  Make ...

2015 ABWK Year in Review

2016 has been a busy year already for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah! As we prepare for our upcoming 22nd Home Build here in Southern Utah, we have spent the first half of the year working on A Brush with Kindness projects here in our community. A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in ...

Volunteers of the Year – 2015

  Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and the ReStore recently celebrated our annual Masquerade ball and fundraiser.  We took the opportunity to recognize some of the amazing individuals who choose to spend their time with us as volunteers. The Restore volunteer of the Year for 2015 is Robert Baumann. Robert has been volunteering with the ReStore since we moved locations. We call him our Fan Man! Robert comes in whenever he can to test and balance ...