We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with our current build. Anyone and everyone willing to dedicate their time can volunteer with us. We welcome volunteers in any form; be it individual, group, corporate, or in a form of community services and internships. Please contact our office for details. We can’t do it without you.

Main Office

2365 Rust Ave.

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

(573) 334-9728

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Even bigger and better, the second annual Hard Hats and High Heels fundraiser will be held at the Isle Event Center on Friday, November 9, 2018. There will be a dinner auction featuring a delicious meal prepared by the Isle, musical entertainment, and a silent and oral auction of unique, one of a kind, repurposed and refurbished items for the home.

Mark your calendars and save the date!

Friday November 9, 2018 Isle Casino Cape Girardeau Event Center
777 N Main St., Cape Girardeau 63701
at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Plated Dinner – Catered by Isle Casino
Bar opens at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner served at 7:00 p.m.


Ticket Information

  • $50 Individual
  • $95 Couple
  • $375 Table of Eight

To purchase, please contact Michelle Sullivan (573) 730-7521 or Michelle.Sullivan@islecorp.com

Debbie Profilet (573) 986-5508 or debbieprofilet@montgomerybank.com

All proceeds will go
toward breaking
ground on our next
home – a Women’s
Build Project
Musical Performance
Carpenter’s Auction- silent auction with
handcrafted, custom,
and up cycled items.

February 3, 2018

Be A Part Of Our Family

Are interested in buying a home with Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, but not sure how the process works? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Each applicant must meet the following requirements:

To get started, first you should understand that you must have a form of steady income. Unacceptable income includes unemployment benefits, and any other form of temporary income. SNAP income, permanent child support, SSI, and other forms of assistance are considered. You, the applicant(s), must be willing and able to partner with Cape Area Habitat for Humanity.

The Application Process:

Our application process has many areas of focus. If you meet all of the qualifications and have a successful home visit, you will be asked to execute a partnership agreement with Habitat for Humanity – Cape Area. Your application and documents will be reviewed for approval by the Family Selection Committee and the Board of Directors.

Click here for more information.

December 26, 2017

A New Year

Seasons greetings everyone,

We, the staff and volunteers at the Cape Girardeau Habitat for Humanity, extend our upmost wishes for a joyous, safe, and peaceful holiday season. While holiday traditions may vary from country to country and coast to coast, we are all connected at this time through are love for our neighbors and our hope for a better world. As Christmas passes, we remember the times when we were pulled in so many different directions with family and work in this hectic season. We have persevered, and got to where we are now. Let us enter 2018, fresh and anew!

At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Help empower these families who have yet to achieve their wish of a safe and dignified home. Give the greatest gift by donating today. Your holiday gift will change a family forever!

Happy Holidays!
Wishing you love, peace and joy

P.S If you’re thinking of new year resolutions, how about one that is easily fulfilled? Volunteer with us at Cape Habitat for Humanity. Contact us at (573) 334-9728 for more information

December 21, 2017

ReStore: Did You Know

    Did You know?

    Our mission at Cape ReStore is to help communities by taking donated items and reselling those items to support our Habitat for Humanity in building affordable housing hard-working, low-income families.

    Why ReStore?

    The Cape Habitat for Humanity helps us build Community by:

    • Generating revenue that is put directly back into Cape Habitat for Humanity programs and services
    • Offering affordably priced and diverse selection of home improvement materials
    • Supporting community development by offering affordable material and hosting community events

    The Cape Habitat ReStore inventory changes every day thank to your donations. Drop off, used or new building materials, furniture, appliances, etc. at our ReStore Donation Center (2365 Rust Ave., Cape Girardeau) or call for pick up service at 573-651-9080.

    Shop the store that helps build homes! You never know what you’re going to find for the selection varies depending on what has been donated. Every trip is different. What you see is not always what you end up with. Many shop at the ReStore to find items they can upcycle and transform into something new.

    Want To Volunteer?

    Anyone and everyone willing to dedicate their time in our projects can volunteer with us. We welcome volunteers in any form; be it individual, group, corporate, or in a form of community services and internships. Please contact our office for details. We can’t do it without you.

    We strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to our community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure Cape Habitat ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers.

    Volunteers provide support in a wide variety of ways, such as:

    • Customer service
    • Stocking store shelves
    • Unloading trucks
    • Furniture repair and refurbishing
    • Cashier

    Office Address:
    Store Entrance:
    Office Phone:

    2365 Rust Avenue Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

    Commercial Street

    Thursday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    The Groundbreaking

    Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, hosted the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 to launch a new Habitat home construction in Jackson at the home site on James Street. The Boyd family was finally ready to break ground; taking the first step of their journey.

    The groundbreaking began at 12 p.m. at the lot. Many people from community joined the groundbreaking.

    After a long wait, involving a tremendous community effort to help raise funds, the event commenced.

    The Boyd family broke ground, their smiles of anticipation for the future crossed their faces. Not even the bleak winter atmosphere could not dull the excitement. Applauds resounded in congratulations.

    A very special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for all the hard work they put into this project. This groundbreaking ceremony was truly a huge success.

    Get Involved

    To learn more about how you can help, visit: www.capeareahabitat.org. You can also follow us on Facebook.

    December 4, 2017

    We’re Here!

    We are Here!

    Habitat for Humanity- Cape Area is a non-profit Christian housing ministry. Through the homes we build, hope is restored, and lives are changed as the cycle of need is broken. Every individual deserves a decent place to live and to build a better family life.

    Your support could be in any form whether it is your donation of time, money, labor, or a donation to the ReStore. It helps us to build homes, community, and hope with families in need. Even the smallest donation can become a big contribution in the building of a home.
    Volunteers are always needed for office work, committee work, or in our ReStore.

    We invite those who wish to sign up and reserve a date to come and join us to build. Fill out our contact form here or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page! Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religions. Join your neighbors on a Habitat project now!
    “A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

    December 20, 2016

    Hammer, Nails & Cocktails

    Hammer, Nails & CocktailsWould you like to support Cape Area Habitat for Humanity? Would you also like to enjoy an unforgettable evening of music with the Vienna Boys Choir at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus?

    Make your plans now to join us for “Hammer, Nails & Cocktails,” a Vienna Boys Choir pre-show event in support of Cape Area Habitat for Humanity. This event will take place on February 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the John & Betty Glenn Convocation Center on the River Campus.

    Tickets are $50 per person / $75 per couple and include heavy appetizers and an open bar, plus tickets to the Vienna Boys Choir concert which follows the event at 7:30 p.m. If, by chance, you have already purchased tickets to the Vienna Boys Choir, you can still purchase tickets to the pre-show event for only $25 per person. To purchase tickets: call (573) 334-9728 or visit capeareahabitat.org/donate.

    This event is sponsored by R. Hetzel Properties, LLC and by the Bank of Missouri.

    Cape Area Habitat for Humanity’s mission envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

    Simply click the link below to print out copies of a flier that can be printed out and shared with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Help us spread the word! We hope to see you at Hammer, Nails & Cocktails on February 8th at the River Campus.

    Hammer Nails and Cocktails (1).pdf


    A local display has been assembled by members of the Cape Area Housing Committee in the lobby of Wehrenberg Theatres Cape West 14 Cine designed to bring awareness to the plight of those in our community who experience lack of food and shelter on a regular basis. The display can be viewed through November 28th.

    Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Al Stoverink, along with representatives from several other organizations and community leaders, joined together to kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, presenting the display and shedding light on several issues that affect the homeless community, including mental health, substance use, and food insecurity. Mayor Harry Rediger also read a proclamation, approved by the City of Cape Girardeau, in recognition and support.

    While this week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and volunteer, it is important to acknowledge these issues live on year round. Cape Area Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with over 20 other organizations in being part of the Cape Area Housing Committee, a group actively involved, throughout the year, in promoting housing resources within the Cape Girardeau and surrounding communities. If you are interested in learning more about the Housing Committee or want to be involved in the homelessness solution, please contact us at hfhc@capeareahabitat.org.

    November 9, 2016

    Meet Jennifer

    Meet JenniferJennifer is a remarkable woman. At an
    early age, she made the decision that she did not want children.
    However, life rarely unfolds as we have it planned out. In those
    following years, Jennifer would watch a movie that would forever change
    her life and lead her to consider adoption as an option. Today, the
    lady who didn’t want children is a wonderful mother. Jennifer has six
    foster children whom she is in the process of adopting. A graduate of
    Southeast Missouri State University, hard-working, determined and
    focused all describe Jennifer.

    When Jennifer heard about
    Habitat for Humanity from a cousin, she thought that this would provide
    her with the perfect opportunity to provide a home for her family.
    Jennifer has a steady income. She fell within Habitat’s income
    guidelines and not only was she willing and able to partner with Habitat
    to build up her sweat equity hours, she may well have reached those
    needed hours in record time. Perhaps you had the chance to meet
    Jennifer as she achieved a number of her hours volunteering at Habitat’s

    Jennifer exemplifies one of Habitat’s core
    beliefs, it’s not about giving a hand out, it is all about giving a hand
    up. In this case, a hand up to a woman who has made an incredible
    difference in the lives of six young children. Six children, who
    without Jennifer would still likely be in the foster system. Six young
    children who, thanks to your support, will soon call a Habitat house …