making a
change

every nail drives a change.

get
involved

bringing families and friends together.

Habitat homeownership contributes to healthier families, greater success in school, more economic opportunity for families, and revitalized neighborhoods. For twenty-five years, Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has worked alongside community partners to help families on their homeownership journey. We have built 29 homes in Riley and Pottawatomie counties and only continue to grow. A home is more than four walls and a roof. It’s a place to rest, a place to learn and a place that can shape your future.

The amount it costs to purchase a hammer and nails for a future homeowner to help build their own home. 
Lighting to help young students focus on homework. 
The amount it costs to provide a window for a child to look out and wish upon a star. 
Yard where children can run and play safely. 
The cost of a kitchen stove where nutritious family meals can be cooked. 

what
we do

a community working together as one for a better tomorrow.

We are in independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International, serving both Riley and Pottawatomie counties. We are responsible for developing our own resources and funds to build affordable housing in our area. We areas if operation are in new construction, rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, home repair and affordable housing advocacy. We are an HFH Aging in Place and a Veteran’s Affiliate and address/advocate for these issues as well. We adhere to Habitat for Humanity’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

building homes
changing lives

we are Manhattan Area
Habitat for Humanity.

Making a
Change

every nail drives a change

our
impact

bringing families and friends together.

Habitat homeownership contributes to healthier families, greater success in school, more economic opportunity for families, and revitalized neighborhoods. For twenty-five years, Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity has worked alongside community partners to help families on their homeownership journey. We have built 30 homes in Riley and Pottawatomie counties and only continue to grow. A home is more than four walls and a roof. It’s a place to rest, a place to learn and a place that can shape your future.

We are driven by a simple vision; A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

– MAHFH

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity

No city is so well off that it can afford to squander a part of the next generation.

– Millard Fuller

Founder, Habitat for Humanity

Our
Projects

our actions speaks louder than words

Meet
the Families

Our
Principles

what we live by
01.

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

02.

Focus on shelter.

03.

Advocate for affordable housing.

04.

Promote dignity and hope.

05.

Support sustainable and transformative development.

Our Events

This fall we are inviting you to donate Beads to Build Homes! This is a white elephant sale of donated jewelry. (BTW, a white elephant sale is a collection of used items being sold, much akin to a yard sale or garage sale, often as a fundraiser for a cause...like ours!) We are now collecting jewelry donations from people like you. This can be any kind of jewelry as long as it is not broken. If you have un-used jewelry that you would like to donate to us please call Lizzy at (816) 982-5824 or just drop it at ReStore during open hours. Then come find new-to-you jewelry when we sell it at Praisefest 2022! Spread the word by clicking "Going" and Sharing the Facebook Event here - Beads to Build Homes Beads to Build Homes will help fund Build 31.
To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, the Manhattan Area ReStore is partnering with several other local thrift shops to put on a city-wide game of BINGO! Starting on August 17, BINGO cards will be available to pick up at every thrift shop listed below. Participants will have until the end of the month to complete their cards and return them to the thrift store of their choice in exchange for a discount. Our hope is to encourage the community to explore all of the second-hand shopping options Manhattan has to offer. BINGO Cards are available at: Habitat for Humanity ReStore The Budget Shop Salvation Army Curious Chameleon Grandma's Trunk/ Vintage Gardens  
Come enjoy Chef Matou’s Haitian cuisine at ReStore! Born and raised in Haiti, Mrs. Chery-Hilaire spent most of her childhood in Gros-Marin, a little town further beyond Cavaillon located on the countryside of Les Cayes. She migrated to the United States in 2003 after a successful career as a kindergarten teacher, and her first year of law school. Currently based in Junction City, Kansas, Chef Matou has been sharing her Haitian heritage with local residents since 2009, and is a true advocate of the authenticity of Haitian Cuisine and other Haitian traditions. Checkout the Chez Matou menu here! Chef Matou is bringing out The Green Machine and you won’t want to miss out! Click “Going” and Share the Facebook Event here!
Come enjoy Chef Matou's Haitian cuisine at ReStore! Born and raised in Haiti, Mrs. Chery-Hilaire spent most of her childhood in Gros-Marin, a little town further beyond Cavaillon located on the countryside of Les Cayes. She migrated to the United States in 2003 after a successful career as a kindergarten teacher, and her first year of law school. Currently based in Junction City, Kansas, Chef Matou has been sharing her Haitian heritage with local residents since 2009, and is a true advocate of the authenticity of Haitian Cuisine and other Haitian traditions. Checkout the Chez Matou menu here! Chef Matou is bringing out The Green Machine and you won't want to miss out! Click "Going" and Share the Facebook Event here!
Furniture Amnesty Day is an annual event that allows local residents to donate furniture they no longer need so others can select from the donated goods for free. Volunteers needed to help load furniture and assist with general event needs.  Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/mhkfad Sign up will begin at 8 a.m. at City Park on the day of the event. You will be able to choose a time slot between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick out your furniture. No additional paperwork is needed. Assignments to pick furniture will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any furniture left after 4 p.m. is open to the general public. Please note: Volunteers can help load furniture into vehicles but participants will need to arrange their own method of transport YES, we will accept: Chairs Coffee tables Desks Dressers End tables Entertainment centers Headboards Kitchen tables Mattresses Lamps Recliners Sofas/couches NO, we will not accept: Dishwashers Grills Pianos Refrigerators Televisions/Monitors Computers Washers/dryers This program is intended to provide a free way for you to dispose of unwanted furniture. If you leave it on the curb, it could be considered a nuisance by our Code Services department. Local trash companies generally will…
Come to the ReStore and get some Smokin' H's Meats! Clean out the garage and make a donation to ReStore or find that perfect something to take home from ReStore while you’re at it. Click “Going” and Share the Facebook Event. For more about Smokin' H's go to: https://smokinghhh.com/

This year’s Furniture Amnesty Day (FAD) will take place Friday, July 29 in City Park.
FAD is a free community event that gives people the opportunity to donate or pick up used furniture at no cost. Anyone can participate. There are no income requirements or forms to fill out to choose from the donated items.
Registration for furniture shopping begins at 8 a.m. in City Park. Free shopping will be scheduled in 15-minute time slots from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FAD participants can return to the park at their scheduled time and take home up to five (5) furniture items at no cost. Items in a set, such as a table and chairs, only count as one item. No additional paperwork is needed. Furniture will continue to be gathered and dropped off throughout the day, so there will always be a fresh selection of goods available. Shoppers must be able to haul away any furniture they select. Delivery service is not available.
Furniture can be donated in two ways: 1) residents within Manhattan city limits can sign up online by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 to have volunteers pick up their donated furniture at the curbside of their residence; or 2) donations can be dropped off at Miller Field in City Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 29.
Any furniture left unclaimed at 4 p.m. on the day of the event will be open to the general public without registration. At 4:30 p.m., the event will end. Any remaining pieces will be hauled away by staff and volunteers.
To register for pickup service, please sign up online at cityofmhk.com/furniture or call the City Manager’s Office at (785) 587-2404 during regular business hours. The deadline to register for pickup service is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. All items for donation pickup need to be at the curb by 7 a.m. Friday, July 29. Volunteers will not enter homes or private property to pick up donations.

Thursday August 4th 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Come enjoy Chef Matou’s Haitian cuisine at ReStore! Born and raised in Haiti, Mrs. Chery-Hilaire spent most of her childhood in Gros-Marin, a little town further beyond Cavaillon located on the countryside of Les Cayes. She migrated to the United States in 2003 after a successful career as a kindergarten teacher, and her first year of law school. Currently based in Junction City, Kansas, Chef Matou has been sharing her Haitian heritage with local residents since 2009, and is a true advocate of the authenticity of Haitian Cuisine and other Haitian traditions.
Chef Matou is bringing out The Green Machine and you won’t want to miss out!

 

August 17th 2022 is National Thrift Shop Day! To celebrate the ReStore and other local thrift shops are participating in a community wide game of bingo. Go to your favorite participating thrift shop and pick up your bingo card to join in on the fun. Get six in a row to get $10 off of a purchase from your favorite thrift shop or get a black out to get $20 off. 

September 23 – 25
This fall we are inviting you to donate Beads to Build Homes!
This is a white elephant sale of donated jewelry. BTW, a white elephant sale is a collection of used items being sold, much akin to a yard sale or garage sale, often as a fundraiser for a cause…like ours!
We are now collecting jewelry donations from people like you. This can be any kind of jewelry as long as it is not broken. If you have un-used jewelry that you would like to donate to us please call Lizzy at (816) 982-5824. Then come find new-to-you jewelry when we sell it at Praisefest 2022!
Beads to Build Homes will help fund Build 31. 

This is our Annual fall hoedown. So break out your dancing boots and join us for square dancing, great food, and amazing company!  

Join us on December 8th for Home for the Holidays. This is our annual holiday party. It will be fun!

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Sign up for recurring donations today by joining the Builder’s Club this is a monthly donation and helps us be able to continue our work in Riley and Pottawatomie countries. To join go to: https://mahfh.charityproud.org/Membership/Signup

We are starting a new program! Habitat’s “Pay as you Save” solar panel loan program offers a zero percent loan for qualifying households to lower energy costs through solar panel installation. To qualify for this program you must own and occupy the house that the work is to be done on, and have that property covered by homeowners insurance. In cases where the home is rented, exceptions may be made with written permission from the property owner. To qualify for reduced costs/financial help for this service, you must qualify as low-income per the income guidelines on the right side of this page. To apply for a critical home repair services, please ask for a home repair application, fill it out and bring it to the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity offices or email it to Director@MAHFH.org.

Did you know automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the world today? About 80 percent of a car can be recycled. According to the Steel Mint Group, more than 14 million tons of recycled steel is derived from "junk" vehicles each year. Imagine if that were donated!

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