Happy Holidays
Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year. Your support helps families like Tonya's build the stability of a healthy home. You can read Tonya's story on our website:
Holiday Hours
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity's Affiliate Operations Office will be closed starting Friday, December 23, re-opening Tuesday, January 3.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be closed starting Saturday, December 24, re-opening Wednesday, January 4.

Have a safe and blessed holiday season!
Gazette Gives Back
Your free, one-time vote will secure vital advertising credit for 2023. Please vote for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity today. Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is currently ranked 11 out of 41!
The Gazette offers over $525,000 in free advertising credits to nonprofits through the Gazette Gives Back program. The credits are distributed based on a community vote. Please help broaden our reach and amplify our impact by voting for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity! Your one-time vote is completely free. Gazette subscribers can log in to receive an additional four votes to distribute. Your vote allows us to acquire additional funds to support the mission of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, so please, take a moment to vote!
Cedar Valley Habitat receives $1.5 million grant
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is grateful for the generous support received through the Iowa HOME Grant program. This funding will take effect as a reimbursement for expenses on six future Cedar Valley Habitat builds in Cedar Rapids, planned to take place through 2026. While the HOME Grant program funds will make a significant impact, gifts from donors and community partners will continue to provide the stability to build homes, communities and hope.
Construction Updates
In November, GreatAmerica installed framing and soffit on a Habitat home on 34th Street.
Iowa AmeriCorps members worked through the first snow of the year to complete a deck for the Affordable Repairs Program
Students Building Community volunteers learned to install hardware at the 2022 Faith Build home on 16th Street.
Home Team Huddle
Home Team Huddle is back for the 2023 Playoff Season, kicking off Sunday, January 15! This local raffle will raise funds for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity's 2023 build season.

This year, the action starts with a party at Brick Alley Pub & Sports Bar in Marion! Come to Brick Alley from Noon to 6 PM on Sunday, January 15 to watch football and purchase raffle tickets to win an NFL weekend getaway for two! Door prizes and fan food will be available for attendees.

Can't join the huddle that day? You can purchase tickets at ReStore from Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, February 11!

Click the button below to learn more!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Homeowner Resources Workshop
More than a dozen people attended Habitat's first public Homeowner Resources Workshop in the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood on November 5. Topics included how to buy a home, how to maintain a home, and how to understand your mortgage.
Theisen's
Thank you to Theisen's for supporting Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity! Theisen's More For Your Community funding will provide Habitat homeowners with lawnmowers and landscaping supplies to maintain their yards and keep their neighborhoods beautiful.
Habitat Heart Awards
The Habitat Heart Award is an annual honor highlighting a community partner who has been instrumental in the success of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. This year, two honorees were chosen:
Weiss Home Improvement first collaborated with Cedar Valley Habitat for Women Build Classes. What started as a one-night basic hand and power tool class evolved into a monthly education series covering a range of topics from how to refinish to home maintenance to make-and-take projects. They have solicited materials and tools from local vendors and given hours of their time to prepare and teach these classes. Women Build was a success this year thanks to the efforts of Jeff and Jen at Weiss Home Improvement.
Larry supported Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity as a board member and legal counsel for 34 years. He led the closings for over 150 homes Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity has built, becoming the first person to congratulate families on achieving their dreams of affordable homeownership. His counsel and his commitment will remain as beacons for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity’s leadership. A Habitat Heart award in his memory was given to his widow Joan.
If you'd like to donate your time and talent by volunteering with Habitat, please contact Kelly Murphy at kelly.murphy@cvhabitat.org or 319.366.4485 ext. 104
#GivingTuesday
Amazing supporters like you doubled their impact by securing matched gifts and raising over $13,000 for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity on #GivingTuesday! Your commitment to building safe, decent, affordable housing in Linn & Benton counties is changing the lives of families like Tonya's Thank you!
For #GivingTuesday, Linn Area Credit Union customers and staff voted to distribute $4,500 amongst six Linn area nonprofits, including Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. Your support builds homes, communities and hope in Linn and Benton counties!
Cars for Homes
Recycle your idle vehicle through Cars For Homes to help Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity build homes in Linn & Benton counties! Call 877.277.4344 or go to habitat.org/carsforhomes to donate today!