National Women Build Week Store promotion!

Print this coupon and bring into Store to give to cashier with your purchase to support Skagit Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse.

Saturday, April 30 – Saturday, May 7, 2016
Store Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

2016.04.30-05.07 NWBW Single Store 10% off coupon

National Women Build Week 2016

2016.04.7,14 NWBW Lowes Clinic Flyer

Welcome ‘Kimi’!

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PACCAR Inc Thanks

In October of 2014 Skagit Habitat for Humanity purchased a used forklift to replace the one we had that was on its last leg, leaking fluids and in constant need of maintenance/repairs. In January 2015, just after the 90-day warranty expired, we discovered a crack in the engine block.  In May 2015 we began the grant application process to seek a funder for another forklift.  Farmers Equipment Company of Burlington worked with us and provided discounts on rental/loaner machines on and off as our forklift was giving out and helped us to find a good used forklift at a great price.  In December 2015 the best news of the year came in–PACCAR Inc had granted us the $29,000 for a forklift.  In the mean time Farmers Equipment Company had found us a brand new forklift for about the same price of our original bid!

A forklift is a vital function of our organization, the Store as well as our community through forklift training we provide.  The forklift is used to move items and merchandise around our warehouse, load and unload our delivery truck, move stock for our construction site and Habitat Helpers (critical home repairs program) which we store in a large loft area above the back section of our warehouse, and storing overstock and large items on the top shelving sections of our warehouse sales floor of the Store.

Skagit Habitat for Humanity has become one of the largest on-the-job training centers in Skagit County with our  forklift training being an asset to enhancing the skills for so many that are seeking work in our community.  Since the purchase of the new forklift, we sent two staff members to a Train-the-Trainer class to become certified to provide forklift training for volunteers, staff, and the general public.  These trainings help us to continue empowering people in our community to empower themselves, improving their lives and bettering their future for themselves and their families.  Once they successfully complete training, job seekers become a certified forklift operator and increase their opportunities for re-employment.  The certification can be for those individuals employed already but needing to re-new their certificate as well.

Thank you again to PACCAR Inc for their generosity through grant funding that allowed us to purchase a brand new forklift!  Thanks to Brandon and everyone at Farmers Equipment Company for their time and patience as we sought out grant funding, and for getting us such a great deal on the forklift which allowed us to also purchase a powered pallet jack and lift.

Forklift before & after...

….So next time you are at the Store, stop by and welcome ‘Kimi’ to the Skagit Habitat Crew!

Shell Puget Sound Refinery Days of Caring


Skagit Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Shell Puget Sound Refinery volunteers for their continued support and a great United Way of Skagit County Days of Caring project. The four volunteers helped with construction on the Flores home at the Summerlynd Property in Mount Vernon. The volunteers installed Hardie Shingles on the exterior of the garage, and finished air sealing the interior of the home using caulk, insulation, and foam seal. The air sealing ensures the home will be extremely energy efficient.

Skagit Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer labor to keep our new construction homes affordable for our Partner Families, keeping in line with our Mission and allowing them to work with us towards the ‘American Dream’ of becoming a successful homeowner. We cannot thank our community partners enough for their support and dedication.  Thank you Shell Puget Sound Refinery employees for making a difference with this Days of Caring project!

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Skagit Bank Days of Caring

Skagit BankSkagit Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the Skagit Bank volunteers for another great United Way of Skagit County Days of Caring Project funded by Thrivent Financial and their “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity” partnership program.  The ten volunteers completed a Habitat Helpers project on a Mount Vernon low-income homeowners house.  The employees of Skagit Bank have been continual supporters of Skagit Habitat for Humanity with this being their second Days of Caring project this year already.

The volunteers of this project removed rotting boards on the front porch and replaced them with treated wood that will last decades. They sealed a leaking gutter that was contributing to the rotting boards, as well. They stained the back porch to protect the wood, and took care of landscaping issues.  Because of the weather, they were unable to paint the front porch, but returned the following Wednesday to finish the job.

Skagit Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer labor to keep repairs affordable for our Habitat Helpers Partner Families, keeping in line with our Mission and allowing them to safely stay in their homes. We cannot thank our community partners enough for their support and dedication.  Thank you Skagit Bank for making a difference with another Days of Caring project!

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Skagit Bank Team with Habitat Helpers project Partner Family

US Bank Days of Caring

US Bank Logo_redwhiteSkagit Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the US Bank volunteers for another great United Way of Skagit County Days of Caring project on September 18, 2015 at our Summerlynd Property build site. US Bank’s continued support is greatly appreciated; they have not only financially supported our affordable housing program and our Habitat Helpers Program, but partnered through volunteerism throughout the years as well. We recently received
funding towards our affordable housing program through the annual grant for US Bancorp in the amount of $4,500. The team came to the worksite to continue building the Flores family home; this is the second time US Bank has had the opportunity to work on this home. They were out on site in May for the 2015 National Women Build Week.

The six volunteers helped to install cement board siding, put their muscles to work moving scaffolding, and attached trim around the porch ceiling. They also finished air sealing the interior of the house in order to ensure the home meets energy efficient standards. US Bank provided a delicious pizza lunch for everyone on site, too!

Skagit Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer labor to keep the houses we build affordable for our Partner Families, keeping in line with our Mission. We cannot thank our community partners enough for their support and dedication to help us make homeownership a possibility for low-income families.  Thank you US Bank for making a difference with another Days of Caring project!

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US Bank Team ready for another United Way of Skagit County Days of Caring Project with Skagit Habitat for Humanity

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US Bank Team with Partner Family

August 2015 Raffle

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2015 North Puget Sound Association of REALTORS® Charity Golf Tournament is coming up on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Skagit Golf and Country Club. We are thankful to have been selected as a recipient of funds from the tournament again this year!  Raffle Tickets are on sale and the 20 raffle prizes are on display at the Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store located at 1022 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon. Stop in and check out the items and buy your tickets from our cashier TODAY!


# 1… Tickets for two to the Skagit Symphony: Choose from one of five concerts ($50 value)
# 2… Kids Activity Tool Box & Family Pass to Children’s Museum of Skagit County ($55 value)
# 3… Picnic Cooler & Wine Tote ($100 value)
# 4… Advertisements:  The Real Estate Book: half page ad in (3) issues ($675 value)
# 5… 2 Adirondack Chairs, with matching table & 4 cushions ($400 value)
# 6… Small handmade bird house ($50 value)
# 7… DIY Handmade Pet Feeder with storage ($100 value)
# 8… Large handmade bird house ($75 value)
# 9… Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa: massage & dinner for two ($145 value)
#10… 9 Holes at golf at Raspberry Ridge box, of MoJo balls, and Pink US Open bag towel ($70 value)
#11… Handcrafted custom dollhouse for the princess in your life! ($300 value)
12… Calling all Hawk Fans! Feel the Boom with this Seahawk Package: 9/3/2015 vs Raiders at Seattle ($300 value)
#13… Woods Coffee Gift Basket ($50 value)
#14… Get your computer humming like new from Interpreting Technology ($100 value)
#15… Gift Certificate to SHFH Store ($50 value)
#16… Eagle Haven Wine Box: including two wine glasses and 1 bottle ($50 value)
#17… 18 Holes for 2 at Avalon Golf Links and 2 sleeves of golf balls ($90 value)
#18… Wine package: 2 Naked Winery wine glasses and 3 bottles of local wines ($75 value)
#19… Shabby Chic entryway shelf: ‘Habitat Crafters’ reclaimed and repurposed a window ($150 value)
#20… Date Night: Skagit River Brewery (Dinner).  Get ready for your night with a Melody’s Flowers & More and a Glow Cleaners gift certificates ($80 value)

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And if you are a golfer, we have team registrations at the cash register, too. Hope to see you all at the Store to support our mission of providing safe, affordable housing to deserving families right here in Skagit County.

Thank you to Carol and Elyde for getting the display ready, and to all of you out there selling tickets for the raffle.  This year should be another great event!


Skagit Habitat for HumanityWe made the FRONT PAGE the morning after our Media Day yesterday! If you haven’t gotten your copy of the Skagit Valley Herald yet today… Go get one!! National Women Build‬ was a huge success this year, and guess what: its still not too late to be a part of this exciting partnership between Lowe’s Home Improvement and Habitat for Humanity! Tomorrow we will be at Summerlynd for one more day of National Women Build Week here at Skagit Habitat for Humanity. We cannot thank our local Lowe’s Home Improvement enough for their continued support, not only for‪ ‎NWBW15‬, but for everything they have done for us previously. Your staff and ServicePros and Managers were a great help in our Lowe’s Training Clinics and on the build site as well. We look forward to working with you tomorrow again and hope you remember you can join us on site… any time!
Thank you Shannen for joining us and for all your staff at Skagit Publishing that helped in getting this article put together, and for taking the time to join us on site yesterday!

Skagit HFH Store helps out Orcas Islanders

In the past many years, residents of Orcas Island have used their home-grown “Exchange” as a place to recycle useable items that might have gone into a landfill without the Exchange.  About two years ago, the Exchange burned completely, and since then islanders have either had to haul recyclables off island, throw them into the landfill bins, or hang onto them.  None of those options was very satisfying.

A year ago, one of our long-time volunteer families moved to Orcas Island, and learned of the Exchange situation.  Skagit HFH offered to bring our Store truck to Orcas on a test basis to pick up donations.  This began last spring and the response was extremely positive.  Islanders turned out to such an extent that the truck was full to the brim on more than one trip.  They really appreciated the opportunity to put their recyclable items to good use.

The effort to reopen the Exchange on Orcas Island has continued, and it looks like it will finally be back in operation in late 2015.  Until then, the SHFH Store will consider coming back to Orcas to serve islanders and recycle donations.  There is no regular schedule, but we try to meet the needs of the islanders when it fits well with the operation of our Store.  During these visits, we have found out that Orcas residents are generally unaware that Habitat for Humanity has a retail Store in Skagit County (they seem to be well aware of the Store in Whatcom County.)  The presence of our Skagit Store truck helps create awareness of our own Store–a more convenient location when coming off the ferry.

“Raise The Roof” Dinner Auction 2015

11139439_963715436995861_8075950850280723161_nThank you to all who supported Skagit Habitat for Humanity (SHFH) on March 30, 2015, at 13 Moons Restaurant, Swinomish Casino & Lodge, raising around $25,000.

Thanks to our sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Underwood & Associates, Frontier Building Supply and Rallye Auto Sales, Inc. Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Pat Grant (Avid Auction). The “Raise The Roof” Team: Diane Simplot, Kristi Gorne, Bob Hoerner, Kate Woolcock Edwards, Kimberly Bell, and Teresa Pugh.

Auction package donations from: A + Marble & Granite, Captain Gerald R. Bell, Costco Wholesale, Benton Street Retreat, Habitat Crafters, Habitat Helpers, High Q Enterprises, Lafayette Gardens Weddings, Lee Mann and Bryce Mann Photography, Local Firefighters, Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub, North Cove Coffee, San Juan Aviation, Safeway, Silver Bell Winery, Skagit Cellars, Skagit Shooting Range, SHFH Board of Directors, Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard, and Wayne’s Shuttle Service
Auction package party Hosts: Jim and Linda Duffield, The Fabulous Hagen Sisters, Gary Roessel and Corinne & Shawn Severn.

A special thank you to Frank Riechlin who has been making bird houses in true Habitat fashion with reclaimed and recycled materials he comes across and from our Store, raising a total of $1,200 alone that evening from Frank’s Bird Habitats!

Special thanks to Kristia Poppe of Skagit Bank for helping us prepare guest registration and check-out and to staff of 13 Moons and Swinomish Casino & Lodge under the direction of Darlene Azure, Kristy Hickok, and Sarah Nelson–as always you provided our guests with a night to remember!