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Chris (center) volunteering at an event.

Part of Something Bigger—Chris' Volunteer Story

Photo: Chris (center) volunteering at an event. "I love building things—I've been doing it ever since I was a kid," said Chris, a retired environmental engineer. "And I like a challenge." It probably won't surprise you, then, that Chris is a regular...

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Kathleen working on a roof.

Committed to the Work—Kathleen’s Volunteer Story

Kathleen’s 35-year career as a chemical engineer with 3M connected her to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. But the vision of an equitable Twin...

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Owen, back row center, and his regular crew.

Satisfaction You Can’t Buy—Owen’s Volunteer Story

Owen is pictured above, fourth from the right in the back row. When Owen, a commercial electrician by trade, retired in 2013, he knew he needed...

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Terra and Rose on site.

Women in Construction: Staff Stories

Women's History Month may have been in March, but women make a difference all year long at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. By sharing their...

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David hammering.

"I'll Be Doing This As Long As I Can"—David's Volunteer Story

During the summer of 2016, David spent quality time with his son by volunteering on a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity build site in St. Paul....

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Michael using a saw on the build site.

Giving Back in Retirement: Meet Volunteer Michael

When Michael retired from his 35-year career as a pediatric nurse anesthetist at Children’s Minnesota, he knew he still wanted to be active and give...

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Donna smiles as she stocks paint at ReStore.

ReStore is One Little Piece of the Goodness

For regular volunteer Donna, serving at ReStore in New Brighton provides three things she believes everyone craves: novelty, familiarity, and...

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Moderator and panelists at the event.

Embracing the Journey: AFP Panel Recap

What are opportunities and challenges to attaining leadership roles in nonprofits? Recently, a panel of women in leadership shared their success and...

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ReStore shoppers and volunteers

ReStore Recap: Make Winter Warmer, Replace Your Toilet, and More!

As we settle into the new year, our ReStore team is back to share their expertise on all things home improvement and DIY!

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five volunteers doing a landscaping project

The Value of Volunteering

It's no secret—we wouldn't be able to work toward our mission without all kinds of volunteers. From working at build sites with a group (or...

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