Be a part of giving Tuesday with Habitat

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Habitat for Humanity North Shore is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world. And here on the North Shore, we will be honoring the volunteers and donors who give so much to us everyday all year by posting photographs of our volunteers and acknowledging their contributions on facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the day.

We invite you to join us and the #Giving Tuesday movement on December 1st by posting your own photographs and writing or tweeting about your volunteer experiences with Habitat for Humanity.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can GIVE on TUESDAY:

1. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about Habitat for Humanity North Shore and our vision of a “A world where everyone has a decent place to live…”

2. Return to our worksite and bring a family member or a friend. We are currently working in Ipswich every Wednesday and Saturday. Register online at

3. Encourage your workplace to participate in a Team Build. The Team Build experience is an opportunity for businesses, churches and school groups to help us fulfill our mission while we help them to further theirs by bringing their employees and club members together on our build sites

4. Donate if you can. Whether your contribution is $5, $500, or $5000, your gift will purchase building materials and essential services from licensed contractors when volunteers and gifts in kind are not available.

5. Donate your car, motorcycle, or boat through the “Cars for Homes” program. When you donate a car, motorcycle, boat, or other vehicle to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program you help people in on the North Shore build house and the hope of a better life!

6. Localize #GivingTuesday for your town, city, or state. We rely on North Shore towns and cities to identify individuals in need of assistance and properties that are potential build sites. By raising awareness of Habitat for Humanity in your town or city, you help us fulfill our mission and build homes for those in need.

Join us on December 1st. We’re building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.



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Habitat for Humanity North Shore would like to thank civic leaders, community businesses and volunteers for their enthusiastic support of all of the 2015 Women Build events.


Krista Van Tassel, Vice President of Community Development and Communications at Wells Fargo, Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Joan Lovely, Representative Leah Cole, Ipswich Selectman Judy Field, and Assistant Director of Planning Susan Fletcher visited the build sites, toured the homes, met with the homeowners and thanked volunteers. local business woman, Gayla Bartlett President of the Danvers Kiwanis Club, and Sharon Thomas of First Church Congregational spoke at various locations and participated in one or more of the builds.

Habitat homeowners like Tina Lloyd of Lynn, Gislene Hart and Ouma Diallo of Peabody, Daniela Martinez of Danvers, and Paula Ruelle of Ipswich spoke to the volunteers and eloquently described the difference that a Habitat home is making in their lives and the lives of family members.

Local retailers like Bertucci’s, BJ’s, Santoro’s, Shaw’s Starbucks, Stop and Shop and Trader Joe’s provided food and drink. And Local non-profits like North Shore Elder Services and Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich provided tables, chairs and all kinds of support.

The success of every Women Build, like the success of every home we build, requires broad-based community support. Habitat for Humanity North Shore is very grateful for the broad-based community support that we receive.




What is Women Build?
Women Build (WB) encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. ThroughWB, women learn construction skills, gain confidence at the build site and create hope. WB challengeswomen from all walks of life to come together to help eliminate poverty housing one home at a time.

What should I wear/bring?
Please wear long pants, work boots or heavy sneakers. If you have work gloves and a water bottle bring thosealso. All tools and building supplies will be provided. You will receive a HFHNS WB t-shirt at the site.

Where should I park?
If you are working at 55 Coolidge Avenue, there is on-street parking on Coolidge Road, Sherwood Avenueand Massachusetts Avenue.If you are working at 314 Lowell Street in Peabody, parking is very limited! Please car pool whenever possible and park on the even-side of Lowell Street headed eastbound toward downtown Peabody. If you are working at 6-8 First Street, there is parking at the Commuter Rail Station in downtown Ipswich. First Street is in easy walking distance of the Commuter Rail Station.

What will my day look like?

The work day begins at 8:00am (7:30am light refreshments) and will end around 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided at 11:30am, with a special program during lunch.

Can I get a jump-start on learning some building skills before WB?

Lowe’s of Danvers is offering a How-To-Clinic for all HFHNS volunteers in April. There is no cost to enroll and Lowe’s will provide all the supplies. Registration for the clinic is available on HFHNS “Volunteer UP”.

Is there a fee to participate in WB?

We are suggesting a donation of $100 per person to cover the cost of building materials.

How can I raise the suggested donation?

There are many creative ways to raise the suggested $100 donation for WB, including the sponsorships of family and friends (Power of Ten-find ten people willing to donate $10). More ideas are available on our website to help raise money for affordable housing from bake sales to walk-a thons.

How can my business/company support HFHNS and WB?

There are corporate sponsorship opportunities for special events and we schedule Team Build Days for corporations and small businesses throughout the year. More information is available on the HFHNS website Please send an email or call to explore this possibility for your organization.

Additional Questions?

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SEE PHOTOS FROM MAY 3rd Women Build Day

SEE PHOTOS FROM MAY 10th Women Build Day  

Thank you!!!! for making Women Build such a success.

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Coastal Windows & Exteriors Teams Up with Habitat for Humanity & The Wizard of Oz to help local low-income families build a better tomorrow, one brick at a time

LYNN, MA – (Friday, October 4, 2013) – Coastal Windows & Exteriors of Beverly, MA, has teamed up with North Shore Habitat for Humanity – in coordination with Warner Bros. classic film, “The Wizard of Oz” – to help build new homes for local families in need.  Because “There’s No Place Like Home”, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is proud to announce that they are helping to build a new home – as beautiful as The Emerald City – in nearby Lynn, MA.  In the spirit of the Magic of OZ, the company is donating the roof, siding, windows and doors that will turn this house into a home for some lucky families.

Coastal Window’s & Exteriors’ first “Coastal Build Day” is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8:30am-3:30pm at 6 Grover Street in Lynn, MA.  They are selecting 20 lucky volunteers to be a part of this amazing day-long community build experience that also includes a BBQ lunch courtesy of The North Shore Meat House and the gift of a commemorative Coastal Build Day t-shirt.  Space is limited, so please email to sign up and receive more detailed information about this first Coastal Build Day. A second Coastal Build Day, tentatively scheduled for November 2013, will be announced soon.  If you’re unable to volunteer, you can still help pave the way for this new home by making a donation to North Shore Habitat for Humanity.  Visit to make your contribution and receive a special thank you gift from Coastal Windows & Exteriors.

Coastal Windows & Exteriors started paving the way making this house a home by completing the first project on October 5, 2013.  The GAF Timerberline HD roof was installed by Master Elite roofing contractors which are only in the top 3% in the USA.

The new Habitat for Humanity sponsored home on Grover Street in Lynn, MA is a complete gut renovation that will ultimately be transformed into a three family veterans preference home.  The future homeowners and volunteers have been working side-by-side on initial demolition of the triple-decker for the past few months. The extensive renovation will continue through the fall and early winter with plans for it to be completed in early 2014.

About Coastal Windows & Exteriors

Coastal Windows & Exteriors Inc. is a woman-owned exterior replacement home improvement company operated by a husband and wife team that has a commitment to making the process of having new home improvement products enjoyable with a strong focus on customer education. All of their Roofing, Siding, Windows Entry Doors, and Sun Rooms have a Lifetime Warranty backed up by licensed and bonded installation. All of their Energy-Efficient Green Products meet or exceed Energy Star Requirements. Their absolute commitment to the highest ethical standards means they refuse to engage in high-pressure sales and always put customer education first.  Visit for details.

About North Shore Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, they welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.  They have more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair over 600,000 houses and serve more than 3 million people worldwide.  Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.



More information to come.


OCTOBER 9, 2014


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Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide.  No experience is necessary!


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