Celebrating 40 years of building community, empowering families,
and transforming lives
For 40 years, Topeka Habitat for Humanity has built strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
In 1984, a group of volunteers with a passion to help low-income individuals achieve homeownership came together to establish the Topeka affiliate and pledged to serve the global mission of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization worked with dedicated volunteers and established partnerships with local churches, non-profit organizations, and hospitals to work toward the vision that every community member has a decent and affordable place to live.
Since our founding, we have built 115 homes and continue to build two or three new homes each year. We also offer four different programs to aid low-income individuals in repairing and rehabilitating their residences.
We celebrate and live our mission each day, and are increasing our impact by offering additional family support services and offering a new tool-lending program to address blight and increase neighborhood pride in Topeka.
This work is only possible with the support of our many hard-working volunteers, generous donors, partner homeowners, local businesses, faith communities, schools, and ReStore patrons — like you!
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our mission over the past 40 years!
"A house is to a family what soil is to a plant. A plant needs to be rooted. A family is like that. If a family is not rooted, it will not flourish. But once a family is well-rooted, all kinds of wonderful things will begin to happen.”
-Millard Fuller, a HFHI Founder
1st Topeka Habitat Home
Renovation completed in 1984
115th Topeka Habitat House
New Construction Build completed in 2023
We want to hear your stories!
Help us celebrate 40 years of building community, empowering families, and transforming lives by sharing your memories, photos, and materials! Just click the button below to send us an email, or drop materials off at our office during ReStore business hours.
Memories or photos of volunteering on Habitat home sites
Volunteering in the ReStore
Helping with a Habitat-sponsored neighborhood clean up
Materials or photos from Habitat fundraisers or volunteer-recognition events
Any other photos or materials regarding the history of Topeka Habitat for Humanity