Through Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, partner families work with volunteers and contractors to build their homes one piece at a time. Help them achieve their goals of affordable home ownership by contributing to the virtual build fund. When you make your donation, comment which item you’re funding and your name will be added to the list of supporters.* Your name will also be written on a stud in the real home!

Want to make the biggest impact possible? Invite your friends to team up with you on a more expensive item! Make your directed donation first, and have others comment your name on their donations, or tag Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity in a Facebook fundraiser!

*please allow up to 24 hours for name to appear

What’s in a Habitat home?


Living Room Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Laundry Dining Room Basement

Funds raised:

Why we build

Kathy first learned about Habitat for Humanity by volunteering on her friend Kyle’s home build in 2013. Seeing the home come together made her realize that there was another road to homeownership. She began her partnership with Habitat this year, and is already making her way through homeowner orientation classes and completing sweat equity hours at ReStore.

While fulfilling her requirements with Habitat, she is also taking care of her two kids and working as a dental assistant in Cedar Rapids. The boys have aspirations in the tech field: Jayden (15) recently saved up and built his own computer, and Kinnick (11) dreams of becoming a video game developer. For now, they’re just excited to have their own rooms.

“We’ve moved a lot,” says Kathy. “Every time we get into a new house, the boys ask, ‘Are we staying here forever?’ I have to tell them, ‘No, we’re just renting again.’ I’d like to give them the stability I had growing up in a place I could call home.”

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