The summer months are traditionally a busy time at Habitat Cape Cod and this summer is no different.   Read on for glimpses into the hard work being done everyday by volunteers at Habitat.

A few weeks ago we raised walls in Marstons Mills on four new homes on Dickinson Drive. It was great seeing the group that has been working behind the scenes with Site Supervisor Barry Clickstein, and seeing them come together with all the new faces that helped with construction and providing food and drinks all day long. 

Another special part of the day was seeing Habitat homeowners from other builds and welcoming groups from the Barnstable Police Department, the Centerville, Osterville and Marstons Mills Fire Department and the Cape Cod Base Coast Guard who brought the  extra "muscle" needed to get those walls off the ground. More Wall Raising photos 

The Family Selection Office Team hard at work reviewing the home buyer applications for the upcoming builds in Dennis.


Two Cape Cod Academy students, Simon and Norbu spent the month of May volunteering on our build sites and in our ReStores. We had a wonderful time with them and encourage more students (over 16) to volunteer with us. The boys made a fun video showing a typical day on the Truro site.

Girl Scout Troop 65479 of Harwich, with the bookcase they made for a future Habitat family. 

                                  Quick Links and New Hire News

Thank to our friends at The Cape Cod Foundation for their recent grants in support of our Falmouth Restore. You can read more about why they support Habitat and an essay from a Habitat Cape Cod homeowner here.

Habitat Cape Cod is a small world after all,  click here t o see some familiar faces.                                                                 
Habitat Volunteer Cathy Kautz with Home Buyer Erica. Cathy was Erica's 3rd grade teacher.

We are so grateful to  all of you for your support of what Habitat Cape Cod does in the local community.  We are happy share some news from Habitat for Humanity International regarding their plans to assist the US Affiliate in Puerto Rico in their recovery efforts. Hurricane Recovery Plan.

Welcome Beth Wade, Land Acquisitions

Beth Wade is a Chatham native who is proud of her lineage which includes commercial fishermen, lighthouse keepers, and schooner captains.  Beth is a graduate of Cape Cod Community College and Emmanuel College. Prior to joining Habitat Cape Cod, Beth was the Executive Director of CHAMP Homes in Hyannis.   A passionate advocate of affordable housing and economic development, Beth has taken an active role with a number of local non-profit organizations.  She has a special interest in local and sustainable food systems and farming, spurred on by her work with Maine Farms Realty and Maine Farmland Trust.   Beth enjoys time with her husband, Tim, grandsons, gardening, beekeeping, the beach, and family vacations at their camp in Maine.

Welcome John Dooley, Falmouth ReStore

We are happy to introduce you to our newest staff member, John Dooley who will be working part-time as a Driver/ReStore Associate in Falmouth. An accomplished marathon runner, John worked for many years at Otis Air Force base and resides with his family in Marstons Mills. We are excited that John is joining our fast growing Habitat/ReStore team!


How blessed we have been, for so many years, to experience the joy, inspiration, wisdom and comfort of our dear friend Rev. Dr. Phil Mitchell. In the words of one long time Habitat volunteer, Dave King (written years ago when Phil was our Spirit of Service Award nominee), "To know him is to love him!! I know I am not alone because his love and warmth is immediately felt by all who know him. During walks and quiet times together, his caring spirit for others is evident in his every word and action. His strong spirit of service to Habitat grows from a remarkable past and outreach to his church and community as well as Habitat." 

As a young minister, in 1965, he joined in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. As a retired minister, he was cherished by his Federated Church of Orleans congregation, by Habitat Cape Cod, and by many local organizations and individuals for his continued activism, volunteerism, leadership, quiet counsel and friendship. Board member Rev. John Terry who has twice served as pastor of a church where Phil served before him, told us that he has never known a more beloved pastor. 

Phil's devotions on our Habitat sites were intentionally inclusive of all listeners, providing inspiration through simple, engaging stories. I know that my interactions with him were not unique. He listened deeply. He praised my good work, and so I was inspired to do better work. He made me feel worthy, and I would then strive to be more worthy. He expressed his care, and so I was more mindful of my care for others. Pastor, chaplain, friend. Our deep sympathy to his family, his congregation, and to all who were touched by his presence. -Vicki Goldsmith

The interiors of the homes are being painted and plumbing and electrical contractors are working on final inspections. Appliances are being installed. Please join us at the Dedication of all 5 homes on Tuesday, August 7th at 5pm. 

 Homes on lots 1 and 3 have been plastered. Ceilings and walls have been painted in all three homes and flooring begins soon. 

Marstons Mills
All exterior walls are in place and trusses have been installed. 

All three lots have been staked. The septic system is being installed for 98 South Yarmouth Road. Then the hole will be dug for the foundation. 
The same work will be done on Janall Drive next. Walls are on track to be raised at both locations in Dennis in the fall. 

UpcomingTOWN NEWS 
Our second hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals has been continued to 6:30 pm July 19, Falmouth Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square. Please check with our office closer to the date to reconfirm the time of our hearing.
  As always, land prospecting, permitting activity, and early site development is proceeding in multiple locations across the Cape.


We are looking for strong helpers in both ReStore locations, this would be a perfect summer volunteer experience for teens 16 and up, high school and college students are encouraged to join us. They will enjoy short and flexible shifts, make new friends and know that they are helping raise funds to build affordable homes on Cape Cod. 


                                  Hook for Homes Party

Volunteer for the BEST PARTY of the summer!  We need volunteers for the Hook for Homes Party on Saturday, July 7th for set up and clean up.

If you volunteer to help before or after the party, you get free admission to the festivities and fun. 


Cycle Classic
We are also in need of many, many volunteers to help out at our Cycle Classic event in Bourne on Sunday, September 23. All ages and abilities are welcome to help! These shifts are short and flexible too. And we'll feed you!
for more information on any volunteer opportunities.
Join Us for Habitat Cape Cod's 
Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration!

T hursday, September 13, 2018
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(Doors Open 4:00 pm-Program 4:30 pm)
BBQ Supper to Follow

To Guarantee  Seating
PLEASE RSVP by Thursday, August 31st, by calling
508-362-3559 x 16 or email [email protected] 


We are accepting nominations for the Golden Hammer,  Habitat  Partner,  Spirit of Service and the Habitat ReStore Volunteer in Excellence Awards.  
to be presented at the Annual Meeting on 
Thursday, September 13th

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, June 30th.



This derby runs all over Cape Cod from Friday, June 1st - Friday, July 6th.
 Simply sign up online ( pay $50 per adult $25 per child),  take a photo of your black sea bass, striped bass or blue fish and you could be the lucky winner of one of our many prizes! Sign up here

We've had several weigh ins but it's not too late to join in on the fun! 

Hook for Homes Awards Celebration Party is Saturday, July 7th. 
Join your Habitat friends at Aselton Park, Hyannis. Enjoy live entertainment by Crab Grass Blue Grass band, food trucks, and Cape Cod Beer. You do not have to fish to come to this AWESOME SUMMER THROW DOWN! Tickets are $15  Order tickets!

For more information on any upcoming event email [email protected] or call 508-362-3559 x 18. 
 Habitat Cape Cod is blessed with the support of so many friends who care about the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod. 

We rely on the generosity of time and energy from volunteers, funds from donors and sponsors and in-kind donations from those in the business community. 

Thank you to Mid-Cape Home Centers for sponsoring the Hook for Homes and Cycle Classic Ride for Homes events, and being a huge supporter of our 2017 Blitz Build. 

A full-service lumber yard, Mid-Cape Home Centers is committed to providing the building supplies that will help southeast Massachusetts remain one of the best places to live in America.

A family run organization on the Cape, Islands, and South Shore, Mid-Cape understands the importance of building local and supporting local communities. Our goal is simple, continue the long-term success started 122 years ago.

Learn more about Mid-Cape Home Centers


Check out the   ReStore's Facebook page !

Donate your car to Habitat for Humanity and help support our homeownership programs all over Cape Cod.

Cars for Homes turns your car donation into cash that supports Habitat Cape Cod's affordable homeownership programs. Start your donation online, or by calling our hotline. You can complete the donation process in 3 simple steps. Towing is free!

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) also fundraises on Cape Cod - with emails, facebook, ads in the Cape Cod Times and direct mailings? You can choose to contribute to HFHI or you can choose to contribute to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.  

To donate to our local home building program, be sure to send your donation to us, your local Habitat  at:  411 Main St., Suite 6, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 - or donate securely online .