Did you know that EVERYDAY is SALE DAY at Habitat ReStore?
That's right, the moment you walk through the door you enter a 50% OFF sale --- that means that ALL of our
prices are already 50% lower than retail!
We offer quality used and surplus building materials,
appliances and furniture at a fraction of normal prices,
while helping to fund Habitat for Humanity house construction.
We rely on volunteers to help reduce overhead and
make it possible to convert ReStore revenues into more
"simple, decent homes".
Volunteer opportunities now open:
PLEASE CALL (708) 755-1840 FOR INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
CURRENT REHAB PROJECT
263 Blackhawk, Park Forest Illinois
This is a very nice two bedroom home with a great
detached garage and sunny backyard. Outside there
will be a new roof on the house and the garage and
other minor improvements. Inside we will upgrade
the furnace and water heater to Energy Star and also
add lots of insulation to the attic. The kitchen and bath will
be totally new.
You can help by signing up to volunteer. Just click on
"Volunteer Now" at the top of this page.
Important Information About These Jobsites:
Please use the link found at the top of each page
Volunteer Now) to sign-up for volunteering. We value your
time and promise to provide a very rewarding experience.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS COME TO
THE JOBSITE WITH PROPER FOOTWEAR --- EITHER
WORK BOOTS, HIKING BOOTS OR GYM SHOES WITH LACES.
DO NOT WEAR SANDALS, CROCS, OR ANY
[We also request that necklaces and large rings be left at home. Please read
our Construction Safety Guide before coming to the jobsite.]
Thank you very much for helping us to provide
safe, affordable housing for hard working families.
Donate a car to Cars for Homes™ and help build houses
Your vehicle donation can help a family build a home, and the hope of a better life! Car, truck, boat and RV donations help Habitat for Humanity build houses in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable shelter. Donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle to Cars for Homes™, Habitat for Humanity’s official car donation program, by calling 1-877-277-4344 toll free or online --- just click HERE to connect.
"There's no place like home," is one of the most famous movie lines of all time, but for millions of Americans, a decent safe, affordable home is an unattainable dream. The shortage of low-cost housing is a nationwide crisis that is now exacerbated by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
The official State of Illinois Comprehensive Housing Plan indicates there are over 75,000 households in the southern suburbs defined as having "critical housing needs". This means they are paying too much of their monthly income for housing (30%, 40%, 50%+) and /or living in substandard quality or overcrowded conditions. This is the market we are trying to assist with our simple, decent homes.
The houses built by HFHCSS are sold to those in need at no profit and with an interest free loan maintained by the affiliate. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat homes are affordable homes because we hold the mortgage and insure that monthly payments do not exceed 30% of gross monthly income.
However, to continue fulfilling our mission we need your help. We rely on the generosity of our fellow citizens to help build these homes and, importantly, to pay for the materials used in their construction. When you consider that only 285 donations of $300 would pay for one of our houses it seems reasonable to expect that we will succeed.
Of course, you're financial donation is fully tax deductible. Likewise, if you have materials to donate we can provide all of the necessary documentation necessary for your tax return. Please consider helping HFHCSS to build more houses for working families who truly deserve our support.
As Executive Director of this affiliate I am dedicated to increasing our ability to build or rehab more houses each year. I need your help. If you have a skill that relates to building a home --- I need your help. If you are an attorney or a tax accountant --- I need your help. If you are an architect or developer --- I need your help. If you like the challenge of raising money --- I need your help. Frankly, I need everyone to help.
Please feel free to contact me if you have a desire to help.