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Habitat for Humanity selected as August's Wayne County Organization of the Month

Habitat for HumanityAbout MCTV's Organization of the Month

Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.

Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County is a non-profit organization that seeks to unite volunteers with those in need of affordable housing. Habitat depends on donations, various fundraising efforts, a joint venture with the future owner and volunteer labor. Habitat works with low income families who are unable to secure a conventional home loan but are willing to invest "sweat equity". Helping people build new houses and rehabilitate existing homes often transcends boundaries of culture, race and status. The result is a decent, simple home for a family in need and a greater sense of community for all those involved.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat's Mission

“Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, Inc. works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop communities with God's people in need by building and renovating houses. Habitat in Wayne County is committed to partnership in which the self-esteem of the partner family is enhanced and each family can become active contributors to their respective communities."

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, Inc. is a nonprofit Christian ministry. We are in service to God and people of all faiths, and all walks of life to help meet the long term need of having affordable housing available to low income families. We were officially accepted as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1986.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia. It is now operating in over 1500 North American cities and more than 75 countries worldwide. While 200,000 homes have been built by Habitat around the world, here locally our affiliate is quickly nearing its 50th home. We are excited by our continued growth, as well as the growing support of our communities who share our mission of eliminating substandard housing.

The homes we build are sold to the partner families who qualify for a no-interest mortgage loan of $55,000.00. The monthly mortgage payments are tailored to fit the families' income. And though the homes are simple and decent they are almost always a great improvement from the housing they once occupied.

We rely heavily on volunteers in the construction of the houses to keep the building costs low. The volunteers, who provide us and our families with their time and talents, gain so much from seeing their labor rewarded with helping to provide a family with a home. The partner families gain not just from the time spent with their fellowmen as they complete the required 300 hours of sweat equity per household adult, but also as they successfully complete classroom requirements and financial counseling. Our affiliate strongly supports providing all the "tools" necessary to make sure the families are prepared to handle the expense and responsibility of owning a home.


We are always looking for volunteers. It doesn't matter if you are a professional or novice, woman or man, construction or office skilled - we have volunteer opportunities for anyone genuinely interested in helping solve the affordable housing crisis facing so many families.

To Volunteer:

Please email us: volunteer@waynehabitat.org

Include answers to the following questions:

  • What are your skills (experience is not necessary)?
  • What type of volunteering would you like to do?
  • When are you available?
  • Include your full mailing address with your message.


Wayne County Habitat Re-Store
6096 East Lincoln Way
Wooster, OH  44691

Phone: 330-363-1713

Website: www.waynehabitat.org
Email: restore@waynehabitat.org

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed on Sunday & Major Holidays