Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity has a new home

Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity has a new home! All operations, including the ReStore and Affiliate office, have moved to 2311 S Dupont Hwy in Dover from the previous location at Webbs Lane. Help CDHFH celebrate its big move by shopping, donating or volunteering.

A couple years ago, employees of both the ReStore and the Affiliate office decided to search for a new building with a more convenient location to better serve the community and a larger space to stock more inventory. In May, the move was completed and the new building, purchased by CDHFH, officially opened for business on June 1.

The Affiliate office offers a Homeowner Program through which it provides strength, stability and self-reliance to families in need of a decent place to live. In exchange for 250 hours of sweat equity and courses designed to prepare for homeownership, families receive keys to their own home with a no-interest mortgage. Habitat Affiliates do not give “handouts” but rather “hand ups.”

CDHFH’s Homeowner Program not only seeks to provide decent shelter but to also break the cycle of poverty in families who might not know anything different. CDHFH creates partnership opportunities with other community development organizations like NCALL and provides volunteer opportunities for school programs such as National Honor Society, vocational and special needs.

The ReStore exists, in part, to raise money that goes toward building costs. The ReStore sells gently used furniture, appliances and dishes among other home improvement products. Donations can be made at the ReStore location or residential pickups may be scheduled.

CDHFH hosts many fundraisers and community events throughout the year. These events include Blackjack to Build, held in May, Hammer Down for Habitat motorcycle ride, held in June, Builders Dash 5K race held in August, and the premier “Chair”-ity Ball, held in November. These events help to raise money for building and operational costs.

To learn more about the Restore or about volunteering with CDHFH, visit centraldelawarehabitat.org. To learn more about Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity events, volunteer opportunities and the Homeowner Program, call 302-526-2366 or visit the website. To schedule a donation pickup, call 302-346-0220. The ReStore is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CDHFH mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build affordable homes, communities and hope.” CDHFH is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global non-profit committed to building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.

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