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Clive Rainey visits Jefferson County

April 7, 2015

We are so excited to welcome back Clive Rainey, Habitat's first volunteer. Clive will speak just before the groundbreaking of our 37th house on Saturday, April 25 at 11 am at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way in Chimacum.

For more than 30 years, Clive has worked with Habitat to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. He will share inspirational stories of service!

To view a four-minute video featuring Clive, please click on the YouTube video below: 


Women Build

Mark your calendars for Women Build, May 4-9, 2015

Gain real life construction experience by volunteering on two Habitat homes now under construction in Port Townsend.


Sign-up as an individual or form a team and join us for one, two or all six days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sponsored by Carl's Building Supply and Hadlock Building Supply.


Call Natalie today to register, (360) 379-2827 or email her:


Women Build is Habitat for Humanity's initiative designed to recruit, educate, and empower women to break stereotypes and fight poverty housing.

Kitsap Bank

March 11, 2015

Kitsap Bank supports Habitat 

Kitsap Bank recently presented a $3,500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County as part of the bank’s annual Community Connections Program contributions.  The donation will sponsor the cost of a high efficiency ductless heat pump system in one of the first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community. 

Pictured are Jamie Maciejewski (Executive Director, Habitat), Susan Whitmire (VP/Commercial Relationship Manager, Kitsap Bank), and Steve Politakis (CEO, Kitsap Bank).

“Kitsap Bank is proud of our tradition of community involvement, which spans more than a century,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “As the community bank, we believe it is our role to invest and help our local non-profits enhance our quality of life.”


Family Services Manager

March 10, 2015

Habitat has reopened the position for a full-time Family Services Manager. Click here for a complete job description.

Realtors donate to Habitat

February 4, 2015

Realtors donate to Habitat

The Jefferson County Association of Realtors presented a $2,215 donation check to Habitat for Humanity. Local Realtors Chuck Hynden, John Eissinger, Richard Spindor, Ron Helmonds, Steve Crosland, Terry Smith, and Nikki Casal presented the check to Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat's executive director, and Staci Matthes, Habitat's development director.

We thank our friends at the Realtors Association for this continued partnership!

Family Services Manager Position Description

January 27, 2015

Habitat is now hiring a full-time Family Services Manager. Please click here for complete job description and how to apply.

First Federal awards Habitat a $5,000 grant

January 15, 2015

First Federal awards Habitat a $5,000 grant

First Federal awarded Habitat with a $5,000 grant to support the construction of the first house at the Birkenfeld Community in Port Townsend.

First Federal’s Jon Murock; Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat’s executive director; Branch Manager Laurie Liske; and First Federal’s Lexi Paoli are pictured in front of the house which is scheduled to be complete this spring.

In addition to funding, First Federal employees and managers spent a cold, December Saturday volunteering on the construction stie in Chimacum.

Thank you First Federal for sharing our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Charity Navigator

December 17, 2014

Habitat earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  

This is the first time that Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County has earned this top distinction.

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their gifts wisely, especially in the current economic environment.” said Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat’s executive director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

Maciejewski is proud to report that 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fund the programs and mission of Habitat, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

“Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars - a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.  This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Cars for Homes

December 11, 2014

There are families and individuals right here in Jefferson County who are living in substandard housing and simply need a hand-up not a handout. Habitat for Humanity provides that hand-up and you can help. Habitat’s Cars For Homes Program uses your donated car, truck, boat or RV - running or not- to help build decent, affordable homes for low-income, local families.  Please call 379-2827 or visit for more information.

Eric's house dedication

December 8, 2014

Habitat House #34 has been dedicated with new homeowner Eric White receiving his keys yesterday from Habitat's Construction Manager Dave Grauberger. Thank you to everyone who came out to wish him well, as we celebrated the second house built in Chimacum. Congratulations Eric!

A big thank you to Jim & Noreen McCarron who generously donated the land near Chimacum Creek, and all of the volunteers and donors who make Habitat's work in our community possible. Eric will be enjoying his first Christmas as a homeowner with an affordable mortgage in a warm, dry, energy-effecient home.