As we move towards the holidays, we reflect on our gratitude to every person and every hand that has made a difference this year.  We are especially grateful that the families of Erica, Matt and Alyssa are home in time for Thanksgiving. There are 8 Habitat families spending their first holiday season in their new homes. We hope you too, take pride in our shared accomplishments.  Below are some photos from our Dedication in Truro last month.
Kathleen Nagle, Shari Buteau, Erica and her sons, with their housewarming gift

Alysssa (center) with family members

Matt (far right) with his family

Highland High Tones performing "Here is my Home "

Thank you to Volunteer Site Coordinator Judy Parmelee, everyone involved in the land aquistion and design, the donors and the many, many volunteers, homeowners and special thanks to volunteer Linda Bodin for taking such gorgeous photos for Habitat and making us all look good!  More photos


This fall we also raised walls on 3 homes in Dennis. A one-bedroom and a two- bedroom on Janall Drive and a three-bedroom on South Yarmouth Road. 

Desiree (South Yarmouth Rd.)
Peg (Janall Dr.)
Sue (Janall Dr.)

More Wall Raising photos here Janall Drive and  South Yarmouth Road


Thank you to the riders, volunteers, staff members and supporters who helped us raise over $50,000 at Habitat's Ride for Homes event in September. Congrats to the top ten fundraisers; Peter Soule, Nick Harmansky, Jim Doherty, Victoria Goldsmith, Diane Goldsmith, Ron Winner, Charles Orr, Tim Lindemann, Cathy Kautz and Paul Carter. The top fundraising team was  Oceanside Restoration.  The ride was sponsored by Coastal Mechanical, Mid Cape Home Centers, Shepley Wood Products, LL Bean, Hutker Architects, and the Malone Family.

At our Annual Meeting and Appreciation Celebration, generously sponsored by Shepley Wood Products we  honored:  the Town of Brewster, Magnum Moving, Robin Trainor, Lynette Helms, Bill Varner and other volunteers.  continue reading


Thank you to the incredible kayak building team, volunteers extraordinaire, Pat Taylor and Bill Witmer. They spend every winter handcrafting a gorgeous kayak and then spend the summer bringing it all over Cape Cod and selling raffle tickets to benefit Habitat Cape Cod.

This October at the Wellfleet Oysterfest, they pulled the winning ticket (with the help of John B. from Centerville).  Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Pasqualina Azzarello from Easthampton, MA!  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! 

Dickinson Drive, Marstons Mills
(Four-3-Bedroom Homes)

Windows and doors are in and e xterior trim, interior partitioning, rough plumbing, electical and HVAC are complete. The base coat of the driveways is in and  sidewall shingling is almost done.

 Don Dickinson Family Team Day

Conductor Jung-Ho Pak Cape Cod Symphony Team Day

Cotuit Federated Church Team Day 

Bank of America Team Day

Eastern Bank Team Day
Wells Fargo Team Day
Eversource Team Day
Sandwich High School Team Day 

Coast Guard Team Day 

98 South Yarmouth Road, Dennis
 (One-3-Bedroom Home) 
The base coat of the driveway is in, the rough grade and frame are complete. The window and doors are in and the roof is shingled.

Wall Raising Crew on South Yarmouth Road

Janall Drive, Dennis
 (One-1-Bedroom and One-2-Bedroom Homes)  
Base coat of driveways is in and trusses have been installed on the ranch. 

 Dennis and Barnstable Police and the Coast Guard at the Janall Drive Wall Raising

Wall Raising Crew on Janall Drive
Volunteers Needed
For more information on any of these opportunities email or call 508-362-3559 x 16

We are looking for an organized and friendly volunteer to handle Habitat's Housewarming Gifts Program. This position entails coordinating with bookcase and quilt making volunteers and can be done from home. We estimate a committment of 2-4 hours a month. 

We also need help with devotions on the Dennis builds. Devotions are a short reminder of why Habitat builds homes. They can be an inclusive prayer, a poem or a story. Devotions can be given by a lay person or a religous or spiritual leader. The committment is approximately an hour once a month or more depending on your availability.   

  Volunteer at the ReStore  
The ReStore locations in both Yarmouth and Falmouth are seeking volunteers to help with cashiering, greeting customers and donors, staging furniture and home goods, photography, social media, donation receiving and more. We also really need some MUSCLE to help load and unload trucks!

YOU can make a difference by volunteering at our ReStores: Sales at the ReStore make it possible for Habitat to sell its homes at affordable prices, while helping our environment by keeping excellent used goods, like furniture, cabinets and appliances, out of landfills.   

The ReStores offer volunteers short, flexible shifts Monday through Saturday, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. (Shifts times can  be flexible and you can volunteer as often or as little as you like).

Stop by 28 Whites Path in South Yarmouth and ask for manager Austen Rumberger or stop by 805 Gifford Street in Falmouth and see manager Peter Small to join the ReStore volunteer team.

If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to Habitat Cape Cod Volunteer Services Manager Tara Cronin  or 508-362-3559 x 16.

Volunteer to Build in Mexico

Wednesday, December 5th
Open to the Public
Habitat Cape Cod Office
411 Main Street/6a
Yarmouth Port
Habitat Cape Cod is forming a team trip to Nayarit, Mexico from Saturday, March 9th to Sunday, March 17th. Volunteers will assist a family in the construction of their home and will learn more about the community and culture of Mexico. 

The 2019 trip is being led by Tricia Vos, who has led 15 Global Village Trips all over the world and is certified by Habitat International. 

Participants must be age 16 and up. (If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) We expect many volunteers from all walks of life, ages and abilities, no construction experience is required and suitable tasks at the build site can be found for all.

The cost of the trip is $1,480.  This fee qualifies as a tax-deductible donation to Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod. The trip cost covers all necessary expenses while in Mexico but does not include flights to/from the project location.  We can help you fundraise! 

Email to learn more!

UpcomingTOWN NEWS 

The Town recently awarded Habitat a parcel of land on George Ryder Rd, south of Route 28, responsive to our proposal to develop two Habitat homes, a 3-bedroom Cape-style, and a 2-bedroom ranch.
Work is well underway for the comprehensive permit application for two homes on Great Neck Rd. North. Watch for our notices of the zoning board hearings in early 2019.
Willett Way, Falmouth 
We are still working towards the "green light" to close on this property and commence this project. The Community Preservation Committee has a new application from Habitat under consideration for funds to help with some of the construction costs during t he building of the road and the first six homes. 
Sites in early development stages are: 
Durkee Lane, Wellfleet; Phase 2 Paul Hush Way, Brewster; Murray Lane, Harwich (utility poles have now been moved); and DeGrass, Mashpee.
Land prospecting, permitting activity, and early site development continues across the Cape.

Habitat Cape Cod 1st Quarter Tithe  
The Habitat Board of Directors voted to give our 1st Quarter Tithe to the Orphans and Vulnerable Groups Fund (OVG). This fund supports the efforts of Habitat for Humanity organizations to provide adequate shelter, housing support services and other interventions for the most acutely and uniquely vulnerable people in communities around the world.

These groups - children who have lost one or both parents, people who have a disease or disability, and marginalized people suffering social exclusion - have very limited capacity to escape chronic poverty by themselves. The OVG Fund enables Habitat to provide a hand up through housing solutions to the most vulnerable.

Read more about how funds are distributed.


Donate your car to Habitat for Humanity and help support our homeownership program on 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!

Call 877.277-4344 or  Learn More  

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 .