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Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm / Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm / Monday- Open for drop-off only 10:00am-6:00pm --Can't wait to see you here!

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ReStore! ReUse! ReBuild!

The Habitat ReStore is for YOU Looking for a great place to shop for new and used household items this fall? Are there some “to do” items on your home maintenance list that need affordable supplies? Need a place to donate the extra “stuff” you are not using anymore– or have too many of? Let Habitat make your life easier by picking up one,

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Habitat Interfaith Build

Habitat Interfaith Builds 2016-17 Over 23 Champaign County faith groups representing the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions are joining together this fall to kick off a community wide build with two Habitat homeowners.  All faith groups in Champaign County are welcome to join in as we strengthen our community commitment to one another by providing a “hand up” to the O’bannan and Blackwell-Parker

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Empson rocks


Lori Empson spent her childhood growing up in Peoria, and moving more times than she cares to remember.  As a young adult she moved to Bloomington, and finally Champaign where she says she has “finally found a community” where she could get a better job and the community support she needed for raising her 5 children (ages 6 to 22).  Her youngest Russell, needs

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Stephanie Martin has lived in is an East Central Illinois all her life.  She was born in Danville and moved to Champaign prior to starting school.  She graduated from Urbana High School and started her career at Mr. John’s Beauty School.  She has worked for various salons over the past 13 years and hopes to maybe own of her own someday!  She has two

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Melanie Robinson


“I was looking for an opportunity to move my family to a place we could call home, says Melanie.  My daughter Asia is a bone marrow recipient and needs stability for her health.  My two younger children don’t want to move when our housing situation has to change again.  They have talked about having a “swing set and a garden in our own yard,

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Latonya Gaston


Latonya Gatson is a Champaign County native who grew up attending Champaign schools and graduating from Central.  She has the blessing of 5 children; her three youngest; Germaine, Arlaysha, and Richard, are excited to become Habitat homeowners.  Her oldest son Xavier played basketball at Central and now attends Lincoln College.  Her oldest daughter Kyaira had her first child this past year and Latonya is

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