Bob Temple posing with a photo of a home that he helped build

Bob Temple, “The Original HopeBuilder”

“The Original HopeBuilder” In March, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity lost a dear friend, Bob Temple. Because he was loved by many in Knoxville, the entire community felt this loss. In 1985, Bob earned the title of Fountain City’s Man of the Year. In 2002, the North Side Y was named in his honor. Also, he…

Patty – Volunteer Spotlight!

Patty – Volunteer Spotlight! Patty is considered by everyone to be a talented jack of all trades. Over the years, she has served as a construction volunteer, a special event volunteer, and last but not least, an administrative volunteer. While Patty is happy to swing a hammer on the build site, she truly excels in…

Women Build Wellness Series

  Since 1991, Women Build has provided an opportunity for hands-on learning where women can learn new skills while helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance. Over the years, Knoxville Habitat’s Women Build has grown into a supportive community of empowered women who strive to build each other up and make a lasting impact on…

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#GivingTuesday Countdown

you build the foundation to greater possibilities.   #GivingTuesdayNow, and our match, end at midnight. We have a big goal to achieve in the next few hours, and we can’t do it without you.   In this single day, we believe we can raise enough money to literally build a hardworking family’s foundation.   As the clock runs…

Happy #GivingTuesdayNow

you build stability for future generations.   In such an uncertain time, Patty and her family need the safety, security and peace that only a home can provide. She has put in the hard work and earned her sweat equity hours. Now, all she needs is you this #GivingTuesdayNow.   By making a gift in the…

ReStore Reopening: What You Need to Know

Latest Update: July 6, 2020 (original post from May 2020)   The Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore is happy to be reopened with normal hours to customers. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our customers, staff and volunteers. We know many of you are looking forward to donating items to the ReStore.…

Volunteer photographers, Kara Hudgens and Joel Pierce, as they receive their Sis Awards

Kara and Joel – Volunteer Spotlight!

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has a volunteer opportunity to fit every person’s interests and talents. Construction, administrative, retail… and even photography! Two of our incredible volunteer photographers are the super-talented Kara Hudgens and Joel Pierce. They have provided Knoxville Habitat with an invaluable service. You’ve likely seen their beautiful photography on many of our communication…

Concrete foundation being poured and smoothed

Save the Date for #GivingTuesdayNow

SAVE THE DATE MAY 5, 2020   In two short weeks, we’ll kick off our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. This global day of giving and unity will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, effects of the pandemic have tremendously impacted our…

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Operations Update

From Kelle Shultz, President/CEO Knoxville Habitat for Humanity April 8, 2020   You may be wondering what Knoxville Habitat is doing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a quick update on our operations, as of today. But, like everyone else, our situation can change anytime. Our office and ReStore locations are currently closed,…

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Habitat families still need you.

Habitat families still need you. Knoxville Habitat supporters like you can take comfort in knowing over 700 hardworking families in Knox County are weathering this pandemic in a safe, decent and affordable home. But there are countless others who are desperate for a secure home.   This pandemic has raised awareness like never before of the extreme…