Hard Hat Breakfast

Habitat is climbing on the bandwagon this Spring and is hosting what has become a very successful fundraiser for other Habitats in the State.  On Tuesday, May 21st from 7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., we’ll be serving up a free breakfast buffet for attendees wanting to:

·         connect with like-minded individuals

·         learn more about our work at Habitat

·         meet Habitat homeowners and volunteers

·         discover how they can help deserving families secure decent and affordable housing

Our keynote speaker will be Sheri Allen—the retiring superintendent from Mankato Area School District—who has served as the superintendent in Mankato for 10 years. Ms. Allen is an avid advocate for healthy youth and safe and stable housing. Joining her on the program will be one of our Habitat homeowners—Abby Martin—who will tell her heartfelt story of her and her children’s lives before and after securing a Habitat home.


For more information on attending our inaugural Hard Hat Breakfast, please call Dawn at 507-388-2081 extension 4. She’ll be sure to reserve you a seat at the table!

Hoffman Home Dedication

Our first home dedication of the season was held this past Thursday in Nicollet at the home of Chris and Heather Hoffmann. It was a heart-warming event for the family of six, their friends, their relatives, and the staff of Habitat. Blessings and prayers were shared as were four quilts that were made by two churches–Christ the King in Mankato and Madelia Presbyterian Church–which were given to each of the four children. The donor of the land also presented Chris and Heather with a yummy cookbook and her best wishes for the family. The family is extremely appreciative and thrilled to be moving into their own home! Join us in wishing them the very best.


16th Annual Golf Tournament July 13th

The 16th annual Habitat for Humanity golf tournament to help fund affordable housing in south-central Minnesota will be held Friday, July 13th at North Links Golf Course.

$100 registration fee per person
12 p.m. – Box lunch and registration
1 p.m. – Shotgun start
5 p.m. – Social hour
6 p.m. – Dinner and awards

Raffle prizes:
1st $500 | 2nd $250 | 3rd $125 | 4th $75 | 5th $50

Please register by July 2nd.

Contact: Jan Ellanson
507-388-2081 Ext 2

Registration is also available on Eventbrite.

Home Tweet Home fundraiser May 4th

Home Tweet Home imageHabitat for Humanity invites you to our 9th annual Home Tweet Home Spring Fundraiser!

Event Tickets:
Free will offering at the door

This year’s event includes:

  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Hors d’oeuvres / dessert
  • Spring silent auction, consisting of spring/garden items
  • Music featuring the Jim McGuire Trio

Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota’s mission of building simple, decent, and affordable homes with and for working, low-income families in need in the communities around Greater Mankato.

Mankato Motors supports Habitat for Humanity

Pictured: Julie Schmillen, executive director Habitat for Humanity, Dale Schmitt, owner Mankato Motors, and Michael Euerle, Habitat for Humanity resource development manager

Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building safe, decent and affordable housing with and for families in need, accepts a $16,700 donation from Dale Schmitt, Owners of Mankato Motors.  Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of $100 per new or used car sold from Mankato motors for the Month of May.

The Care-A-Vanners are here!

From far and wide Habitat for Humanity International’s RV Care-A-Vanners have come to Habitat sites in the Mankato area for 10 years, providing a helping hand to local families in need of a simple, affordable  decent place to call home. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN, five Care-A-Vanners are in the Mankato area for two weeks helping construct multiple Habitat homes located in St. Peter, Eagle Lake and North Mankato.

The RV Care-A-Vanners program is coordinated through HFHI headquarters in Americus, Ga. Volunteers who travel in recreational vehicles are matched with local Habitat affiliates in need of volunteer support. Care-A-Vanners pay their own travel expenses to get to and from organized Habitat building projects. Several times per year Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN are blessed with Care-A-Vanners that take two weeks out of their busy lives to assist in building homes for Habitat. Care-A-Vanners begin their day with devotion and pick up a hammer and build for the day, reaching over 40 hours of building a week. We have five individuals from around the US including as far away as Scottsdale, Arizona to Williamsburg, VA to South Dakota.

We are truly grateful for the Care-A-Vanner volunteers that are here from August 13th – August 25th, 2017.

Drawing from a pool of more than 6,000 volunteers, this year teams of RV Care-A-Vanners are participating in greater than 175 building projects from Canada to Florida and California to Maine. For more information the RV Care-A-Vanners program visit www.habitat.org/rv.