Home for the Holidays

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & Key of Hope Awards

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us in recognizing our amazing volunteers at our Home for the Holidays Volunteer Application Dinner! Reconnect with fellow volunteers, enjoy a delicious dinner (catered by Chef’s), and celebrate those honored with the Key of Hope Award. This year’s event will be hosted at The Barrel Factory (located in South Buffalo).

Space is limited! Get your tickets today! 


Thank you to our generous sponsor! 

Meet the D.I.Y.-ers

Go behind the scenes of the ReStore Find & Flip

These are a few of the fabulous folks who have donated their time and talents:

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A huge <style=”text-align: left;”>THANK YOU<style=”text-align: left;”>  to all of the D.I.Y.-ers, crafters, and artists who made this event possible!

Building on Faith Week

Join hearts and hands across the country for Building on Faith Week!

From September 19 through September 23, Habitat Buffalo will invite faith-based organizations to participate in community improvement projects.

This special week isn’t just about building homes… It’s about strengthening communities through our unique partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity. Be part of an amazing Thrivent Member Network event, and help make a real impact on our community!

No construction skills? No problem! There are many ways to get involved. Both construction and non-construction activities are planned during the week.

To join hearts and hands with Thrivent Member Network and other like-hearted volunteers for Building on Faith Week, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Watson.

ReStore Find & Flip

On Friday, October 13 we will host our 3rd Annual ReStore D.I.Y. event (no, we’re not superstitious!). Join us for the ReStore Find & Flip – think HGTV’s Flea Market Flip with a philanthropic twist! Local designers, crafters, and D.I.Y. enthusiasts have repurposed furniture and home accessories found in our ReStore!

This year’s design categories include:
– Shabby Chic
– A Touch of Metal
– Stylish Storage
– Kickin’ It
– One-of-a-Kind

Join us in on October 13th, when these beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations will be auctioned off to benefit Habitat Buffalo. This festive event will include music, food trucks, a basket raffle, and silent auction. Tickets include admission to the event and two drinks. Additional refreshments may be purchased from food trucks.

Valu Home Centers raised $108,300 to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Valu Home Centers kicked off the summer with a five-week-long raffle to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Shoppers purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win a brand new 2017 Ford Focus. In total, customers donated $108,300, which will benefit the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in their community. More than $40,000 will stay in Buffalo, and will be used towards the construction of homes.

In celebration of our 25-year partnership, Habitat Buffalo will dedicate our 300th house in honor of Valu Home Centers later this year.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for regular updates!

To learn more about Valu’s community commitment, visit their website.

National Women Build Week

From May 8 to May 13 we hosted National Women Build Week!

Thank you to everyone who participated! Be sure to check out the photos on our Facebook 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
National SponsorLowe’s Home Improvement
Tents and TablesABC Hardware & Rental
Lunch SponsorPine Hill Fresh Foods Inc.
Water and Pizza Providers Crickler Vending Company, Inc., Gross Polowy, Mayer Brothers, The Pizza Heist, SPoT Coffee, and Wegmans

Due to the overwhelming interest in Women Build Week, we will continue hosting women-led groups every Wednesday throughout the summer. To sign up your team, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Watson.

No team? No worries! Learn more about our individual volunteer opportunities!

Habitat Buffalo’s 300th Home

Habitat Buffalo broke ground on its 300th house in April 2017. The house is located on Wende Street, in the Bailey Green Neighborhood, and is slated to be completed before the end of the year. In honor of 25 years of partnership, this home will be dedicated in honor of Valu Home Centers. 

Follow the progress of this exciting milestone:


April 3, 2017 – Habitat Buffalo was joined by the Valu team to break ground at 42 Wende. 

May 17, 2017 – Habitat Buffalo Board Members and staff from Valu raised the first wall. 




Spring It On 2017


Spring It On, a 24-hour online fundraising event, is designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique 24-hour focus.

At a time when many people are searching for ways to support specific causes and organizations, Spring It On provides a one-stop opportunity to donate to one or many organizations.

How Habitat Homes Build Bright Futures

Clemson quarterback and soon-to-be NFL first round draft pick, Deshaun Watson’s upbringing was significantly shaped by his home life.  Watson, along with his mother Deann and three siblings, lived in a small, cramped apartment in Gainesville, Ga.  Until one day, Deshaun brought home a Habitat for Humanity application that gave steps to home ownership, which Deann pursued. She spent over 300 hours helping build new houses before they could move into one of their own.  His life was forever changed.