September 21, 2018

Among the thousands of fans flowing into Memorial Stadium for Indiana University’s Oct. 13 football game, the word “Homecoming” will have special meaning for three Bloomington residents. While homecoming often is associated with a tradition of welcoming back alumni and friends, for Bloomington resident Stefanie Rose and her two children will remember that day as […]

May 31, 2019

Civic Champs App Gives Nonprofits the Tools to Focus on People, not Paperwork

Civic Champs App Gives Nonprofits the Tools to Focus on People, not Paperwork BY GEORGE VLAHAKIS (courtesy of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business) Who likes dealing with paperwork, especially when you’re trying to change the world? Yet philanthropy experts say that dodging the details often leads well-meaning nonprofits to lose their tax-exempt status […]

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May 2, 2019

City of Bloomington and Habitat Announce Launch of Osage Place

City of Bloomington and Habitat Announce Launch of Osage Place The City of Bloomington and Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County (HFHMC), together with local private supporters, announced Wednesday, May 15 the launch of Osage Place, a new affordable housing development.  At an afternoon reception in Habitat’s Trail View neighborhood, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and […]

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February 26, 2019

19th Annual Women Build set for April 26 – May 11

Each spring, a community of women come together to fundraise and build safe and affordable housing for two families in need in Bloomington. Since its beginning 19 years ago, Women Build has raised nearly $1.8 million dollars and helped house 64 people including 36 children. Each volunteer builder asks her friends and family to contribute donations to […]

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November 9, 2018

Community Comes Together for Annual More Than Houses Breakfast

Each November, we bring our people together to celebrate our local impact and success and to dream big about the future.   On November 8, almost 500 people joined us at our More than Houses breakfast–we’re so grateful for the support of this amazing community.   Visit our full online gallery to see more images from the morning!

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November 9, 2018

2017-2018 Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County Annual Report Now Available

Habitat builds houses—but we also build a better community right here in Monroe County.  We know that you, our Habitat supporters, like to see the ways your contributions make a difference. For this year’s annual report, we developed data-driven cards to pay tribute to our supporters through the numbers that demonstrate our local impact. Thank […]

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October 18, 2018

Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Habitat for Humanity Scheduled for November 3

The Habitat Task Force at the Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a new family-friendly event, Trivia & Chili Cook-Off, on Saturday, Nov. 3, to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. There will be  about six types of delicious chili offered for people to taste and judge and a dinner of chili, salads, […]

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September 21, 2018

9th Annual Whirlpool/IU Kelley Blitz Build: Oct. 3 – 13

Among the thousands of fans flowing into Memorial Stadium for Indiana University’s Oct. 13 football game, the word “Homecoming” will have special meaning for three Bloomington residents. While homecoming often is associated with a tradition of welcoming back alumni and friends, for Bloomington resident Stefanie Rose and her two children will remember that day as […]

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August 22, 2018

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project Comes to Indiana August 26–31

This year, for the first and likely only time ever, the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is heading to Indiana!  As an affiliate we are thrilled to be able to support this unprecedented opportunity both through tithe and volunteering that will inevitably continue the Carters’ legacy of helping to build and […]

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August 10, 2018

Ken Medema to Perform Benefit Concert Saturday, September 15

Please join us at 7:00 on Saturday, September 15 for a very special concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. Admission is free but donations will be collected to support an upcoming CommUNITY Interfaith Build. For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees […]

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July 24, 2018

Local Bloomington Eagles Aerie Donates $11,318 to Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

This past weekend the Bloomington Eagles Aerie (1085) presented Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County with a check for $11,318—the culmination of an entire year of their hard work and fundraising efforts for their annual President’s Project. According to Eagles auxiliary president Buffy McPike, “Habitat for Humanity was important to us because as an Eagle […]

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July 13, 2018

ReStore Hours Expanded Based on Community Input

After collecting surveys and requesting feedback from our donor constituency and loyal customers, our Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ReStore team has implemented some changes to the ReStore’s hours. Deemed Summer Hours in this initial phase, the team will be evaluating everything  to make sure this is a good fit for the store as well […]

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June 22, 2018

Eighth Biennial Builders Blitz a Great Success

This year’s Home Builders Blitz was a resounding success in large part to the support and tireless work of our signature builders, subcontractors and suppliers! Over only ten days this amazing community came together to build four homes and help four families plant roots here in Monroe County and take the first step out of poverty. […]

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