We’ve Built 365 Habitat Pinellas Homes for 897 Children and Funded 337 Homes Overseas.


Habitat Pinellas is nominated for a WEDU “Be More Award!”

Thursday, November 19, 2015

We are exciting that we are in the running for a WEDU "Be More Award" in the "Be More Humble" category. 

According to WEDU, "This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing area citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community."

If you have a few minutes, we would greatly appreciate your support by voting for us. Please keep in mind that you can vote once per day per device. The poll to vote is open now through December 4th, 2015 until 12:00 PM. 

Click here to cast your vote!

Thank you for supporting Habitat Pinellas!


Fox 13’s Charley Belcher filmed our Habitat ReStore for a segment featured on “Charley’s World”

Monday, November 16, 2015

Click here to see our segment on Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay!

Fox 13’s Charley Belcher stopped by our Habitat ReStore this morning to learn how proceeds from our store go toward helping us build for families in Pinellas County. Belcher interviewed Habitat staff including Doug Dupont, Glen Cooperman, Debbie Thomas and Mike Sutton. Kristi Kauffman, one of our homeowner candidates was also interviewed by Charley!

Special thanks to Charley and his entire crew for stopping by our ReStore and filming different segments for “Charley’s World.” Also thank you to Kristi and her family for stopping by and talking about the homeownership program.


“Early Bird” Sale at our Clearwater Habitat ReStore Monday, Nov. 16!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

We're opening our Clearwater ReStore doors early for this big sale - 2 hours only Monday morning!


Our 2015 Golfing Fore Habitat tournament was a success

Friday, November 13, 2015


Check out tournament pics in our Picasa album!

Our sold out Golfing Fore Habitat Partner Tournament took place this past Friday and was a huge success! Thank you to all participants who came out and played in our tournament at Feather Sound Country Club. Congratulations to all our contest winners and our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!

First Place: Evolve Bank & Trust
(From left, golf committee member Jason Miller, Michael Kooperman, John Reynaud, Marshall Ames, golf commitee member Keith Kopperud and emcee, Todd Kalas.)

Second Place: (From left, golf committe member Jason Miller, Wilkes Coleman, Billy Stowaser, golf committee member Keith Kopperud Will Sharari and Andrew Wiley.)

Third Place: Sporto and HSN with golf committee member Jason Miller.

Special thanks to our advisory board member and emcee, Todd Kalas, Habiat Pinellas board member, Jason Miller and homeowner candidate Keyth Hooten for being a part of our lunch and award presentation! Also, a big thank you goes out to all our golf committee members. We hope to see everyone out on the golf course again next year!


Welcome home to the Ortega family!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Special thanks to Mid-Atlantic Finance for sponsoring this home for the Ortega family!

Also, many thanks to our dedication participants including: Stephani Lavely of U.S. Congressman David Jolly's office, Chrys Richardson from Valpak, Mid Atlantic volunteers, Matt Godri and Sunshine High, family friend, Viula Mezines, Bennett Zamoof and his son from Shorecrest Elementary, and David Gerald of Anona United Methodist Church.

The following is commentary by former Habitat Pinellas board member Norm Bungard.

Yesterday's Habitat Dedication of house  #341 in Pinellas County was a crowd pleaser starting with Habitat Pinellas' CEO Mike Sutton welcoming the beautiful mid county neighborhood followed by friend of the new family Jose JImenez' rousing rendition of God Bless America. I was almost to tears as were others!  It set the tone for others who spoke in patriotic tones about the Habitat experience. There are so many reasons to love Habitat and you know them as I've written them here many times, but you also know them as the outreach of Habitat extends here and throughout the world, thanks to President Carter,, whose health update in today's TBT is great, and so many others. Do know this: Mid Atlantic Finance Company, a  non prime financial services (to the non prime automotive industry), headquartered in Clearwater,contributed $69,000 to the building of the Ortega home and over 400 volunteer hours, making this a great first build!   

The Jose and Raquel Ortega family is a great Habitat partner. The parents and youth exude a genuine sense of gratitude in a most personable manner.  As Millard Fuller might say, Habitat is a Faith in Action ministry, like no other. I have attended over 250 Dedications over the years and they just keep getting better!

--Norm Bungard

We would also like to recognize and give thanks to all the volunteers who came out and helped us build!

PHOTOS: Top-  Mid-Atlantic Finance CEO Kevin Hawkins gives the key to the Ortega family. Bottom- Mid-Atlantic Finance employees outside the Ortega family home.