The committee goal for the 2018-2019 Columbian year is to promote, educate and encourage councils to volunteer and create a budget line item for Habitat for Humanity (HFH). The long term goal is together as a State organization reach full Home Sponsorship of $75,000. This would afford every council to be treated as a ‘sponsor’ and participate in builds across the state.


As a featured Knights of Columbus Community program, Habitat for Humanity offers KofC councils continued opportunities to help our communities and families.

Last year, Knights, at the local level, reported donating more than 1.3 million volunteer service hours and $1.7 million to Habitat for Humanity helping to build or renovate houses for deserving families in need.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian organization founded in 1976 that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness one family at a time.  The organization assists in providing quality-built, affordable homes to needy families by cooperatively involving the future homeowner with community volunteers and suppliers to build or renovate their home.  To date, Habitat for Humanity has provided more than 3 million people with safe, personal shelter.

In addition to a down payment, recipients work alongside the construction crew and volunteers, and are then provided an affordable mortgage plan.  Knights look favorable on the mission of Habitat for Humanity, which not only helps people to become homeowners, but actively involves them in their homes’ preparation and construction.  This teaches them valuable skills, develops confidence and provides experience.  In addition, many families will create “sweat equity” with the hours of actually working to build their home.

Positive Consequences for Councils

HFH volunteering helps councils in many ways because participation:

  • Generates a renewed interest in Council activities.
  • Increases active retention of those involved.
  • Generates participation and interest in our Council at the parish.
  • Rejuvenates brother knights not seen at general meetings.
  • Helps the community and supports our Bishops.

At your local level, your council has a unique and rewarding community opportunity to volunteer and help Habit for Humanity.  Explore and join this great community volunteer effort.

Contact the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in your community.  Visit or e-mail for information on your local affiliate.  They will be able to brief you on the volunteer opportunities available to council members, prospects and families.

How Councils Can Participate in HFH

For the most up-to-date information on how your council can participate with Habitat for Humanity, please visit the Knights of Columbus website: or the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Training Portal.

There are 3 primary methods councils can get involved, Sponsor Builds, through the Team Building Program and helping without Sponsorship:

Sponsor Builds

  • Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000 up to a full Home Sponsorship of $75,000.
  • Sponsors receive multiple employee build day opportunities, high visibility signage on the construction site, recognition in marketing materials, and participation in Home dedications and other key Habitat events.
  • Available build days are Wednesday-Saturday from 7:30am-3:30pm.

Team Building Program

Team Build Program participants commit to donations and volunteers to help build, repair, and renovate homes alongside hard-working, low-income families.

The Team Building Program is an option for volunteer teams who would like to take their donation of time a step farther and make an even bigger impact in building hope and homes for families in need in our community.

Team Building Program participants donate both their time and financial sponsorship for an unforgettable day of camaraderie and building.

10 participants, $1,000 donation includes:

  1. A day of building a Habitat for Humanity house
  2. Designated Site Leader
  3. Team Builder T-Shirt for all participants
  4. Lunch provided for all participants by a member of our staff
  5. A photo of your group on site
  6. Your group’s day of service highlighted on our Facebook and Twitter
  7. Priority event scheduling.

Companies may recruit additional volunteers for an additional requested donation of $100 per volunteer.

Available build days are Wednesday-Saturday from 7:30am-3:30pm.

Without Sponsorship.

The Councils can put together a team to help volunteer in the ReStore as a standard volunteer day. A standard ReStore volunteer day includes one day of volunteering in the Habitat ReStore for up to 12 participants.  Available days are Tuesday-Saturday with shifts available from 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm on Tuesday-Friday or 10am-2pm or 2pm-5pm on Saturday.

Columbian Award Requirements for Habitat for Humanity.

When your council conducts a Habitat for Humanity project and meets the minimum requirements below, it’s eligible to fulfill all four Columbian Award Community Activity requirements.

  • Complete and submit the Partnership Profile Report with Habitat for Humanity (#10092).
  • Donate a minimum of $1,000 and 200 man hours to the project.
  • Complete and submit the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7) no later than June 30, 2019
  • Under the Community Activities section, indicate participation with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Compete and submit your council’s Service Program Personnel Report (#365).
  • Complete and submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) no later than Jan. 31, 2019.

Getting Started.

Contact me if you or your council needs assistance with Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. A separate listing of all “Habitat for Humanity” locations is included with this info:

Michael Ochoa, Committeeman North:

John Murphy, Committeeman South:

You can find your local organization at:

Michael Ochoa
Habitat for Humanity
California State Chairman

Habitat ReStore Directory – California

City/Restore Name Address Contact

Palm Desert Coachella Valley ReStore,

34500 Gtwy Dr Ste 100 Palm Desert, CA 92211


Phone: (760) 770-3723

Fax: (760) 770-3723

Redlands San Bernardino Area

25948 Business Ctr Dr Redlands, CA 92374


Phone: (909) 799-6738

Fax: (909) 799-9104


Riverside ReStore, HFH  2180 Iowa Ave Riverside,                    CA 92507-2441 Phone: (951) 787-6754

 Fax: (951) 787-6750


Temecula Inland Valley HFH ReStore-Temecula 27479 Enterprise Cir W Temecula,     CA 92590 Phone: (951) 676-1221

Lake Elsinore Inland Valley HFH ReStore-Lake Elsinore

570-I Central Ave Lake Elsinore, CA 92530


Phone: (951) 471-1188


San Diego San Diego HFH ReStore 10222 San Diego Msn Rd San Diego, CA 92108 Phone: (619) 516-5267                  

Fax: (619) 516-5264

Montclair Pomona Valley HFH ReStore

4609 Holt Blvd Montclair, CA 91763


Phone: (909) 399-0202


Santa Ana Orange County ReStore-Santa Ana, HFH 1400 S Vlg Way Santa Ana, CA 92705 Phone: (714) 434-6266 Fax: (714) 434-6291

Azusa San Gabriel Valley HFH ReStore-Azusa

410 S Irwindale Ave Azusa, CA 91702


Phone: (626) 387-6900

Garden Grove Orange County ReStore-Garden Grove, HFH

12827 Hbr Blvd Garden Grove,           CA 92840


Phone: (714) 590-8729 x4Fax: (714)

Pasadena San Gabriel Valley HFH ReStore-

770 N Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91103


Phone: (626) 792-3838Fax: (626) 792-7006

Norwalk Los Angeles ReStore Norwalk, HFH of Greater

11029 Alondra Blvd Norwalk, CA 90650


Phone: (562) 863-4663

Gardena Los Angeles ReStore, HFH of Greater

17700 S Figueroa St Gardena, CA 90248


Phone: (562) 863-4663Fax: (310) 323-0789

Visalia Tulare County ReStore, HFH of

637 S Lovers Ln Visalia, CA 93292


Phone: (559) 734-4056 Fax: (559) 734-4087

Bakersfield Golden Empire ReStore,

622 Jackson St Bakersfield, CA 93305


Phone: (661) 327-7067

Chatsworth San Fernando Restore

9606 DeSoto Ave Chatsworth,            CA 91311


Phone: (818) 341-9928

Clovis Fresno County, HFH ReStore

1631 Railroad Ave Clovis, CA 93612



Phone: (559) 237-7867 Fax: (559) 237-1451 torin@restorefresno

Simi Valley Simi Valley ReStore HFH 1293-A E Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley, CA 93065 Phone: (805) 520-7717

Sonora Tuolumne County ReStore,

14384 Cuesta Ct Sonora, CA 95370


Phone: (209) 533-9080

Grass Valley Nevada County HFH ReStore 12359 Loma Rica Dr Grass Valley,CA 95945 Phone: (530) 274-3761

San Andreas Calaveras, HFH ReStore

172 # California St San Andreas, CA 95249


Phone: (209) 754-3234

El Dorado El Dorado County Restore

6168 Pleasant Vly Rd El Dorado, CA 95623


Phone: (530) 621-3317

Oxnard Ventura County ReStore, HFH

121 S Rice Ave Oxnard, CA 93030


Phone: (805) 981-2268Fax: (805) 485-5795

Marysville Yuba/Sutter ReStore, HFH

202 D St Marysville, CA 95901


Phone: (530) 742-2727

Roseville Foothills HFH ReStore

8292 Industrial Ave Roseville, CA 95678


Phone: (916) 797-8673Fax: (916) 797-8674

Chico Butte Co ReStore, HFH

220 Meyers St Chico, CA 95928


Phone: (530) 895-1271

Modesto Stanislaus Co. ReStore- McHenry,

3124 McHenry Ave Modesto, CA 95350


Phone: (209) 575-4585

Modesto Stanislaus Co. Restore-Kearney,

630 Kearney Ave Modesto, CA 95350


Phone: (209) 575-4585 x112

Sacramento S HFH Restore

819 N 10th St Sacramento, CA 95811


Phone: (916) 440-1215 x1107Fax: (916) 440-1218

Stockton San Joaquin County ReStore,

4933 West Ln Stockton, CA 95203


Phone: (209) 463-1043Fax: (209) 463-1285

Los Banos Westside Merced Co. ReStore,

110 G St Los Banos, CA 93635


Phone: (209) 827-0473

Goleta Southern Santa Barbara ReStore,

6860 Cortona Dr Ste A Goleta, CA 93117


Phone: (805) 692-2226Fax: (805) 692-8406

Santa Maria Northern Santa Barbara Co ReStore,

2053 Preisker Ln Ste B & C
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Phone: (805) 928-5399

Paso Robles San Luis Obispo Co ReStore-Templeton

2959 Limestone Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446


Phone: (805) 434-0486Fax: (805) 434-0386

San Luis Obispo Co ReStore, HFH 187 Tank Farm Rd #130ASan Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 546-8699Fax: (805) 546-8699

Fairfield Solano-Napa ReStore HFH

104 Commerce Ct Fairfield, CA 94534


Phone: (707) 863-0692

San Jose Silicon Valley ReStore, HFH

1008 South 2nd St San Jose, CA 95112


Phone: (408) 933-3605

Oakland East Bay ReStore, HFH

9235 San Leandro St Oakland, CA 94603


Phone: (510) 777-1447

Sand City HFH Monterey Co. ReStore

840 Fir Ave Sand City, CA 93955


Phone: (831) 272-4830 Fax: (831) 655-1821

Santa Rosa Sonoma County ReStore, 1201 Piner Rd #500
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 568-3228

San Carlos San Francisco, Inc. ReStore, HFH Greater

1411 Industrial Rd San Carlos, CA 94070


Phone: (650) 847-4000

Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County, HFH ReStore

719 Swift St Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Phone: (831) 824-4704

Greater Los Angeles, HFH ReStore

8739 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706


Phone: (424) 246-3622