Your Gift Will Change a Life

By supporting Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, you enable us to build homes, communities, and hope.

What Does It Take To Build A Habitat House for a Family?

Every Penny Counts.


A Box of Nails
It takes approximately 150 pounds of nails to complete a Habitat home.


A Pack of Shingles
The average Habitat house uses 288 boxes of roof shingles.


A Bathroom Faucet
Habitat homes typically have 2-3 bathrooms.


A Window
Replacing ten windows for a home can cost from $3,000 to $7,000.


Bedroom Drywall
A typical 12×12 room will use 12 panels of drywall.


Donate Old or Unwanted Furniture & Items

Restore Your Goods for Good.

Donate to Restore
Consider donating your excess household goods and building materials to the Habitat ReStore. Not only do we offer free pick-up services but the satisfaction of knowing your donations are helping support local families.
Shop Restore

With our constantly changing inventory, prices well below retail, frequent markdowns and one-of-kind items, you’re sure to find something you just can’t live without. If you miss a day you just might miss a deal!


Whether you enjoy interacting with the public or prefer working behind the scenes, chances are that we have a volunteer opportunity for you.


Our Stories


Home isn’t just the place you live in, but also the people who make it. New Habitat Homeowner Charles can especially appreciate that, now that he has bought his first house only a few minutes away from his parents’ home. Living most of his life with his parents, he was ready to strike out on his own – but not too far from the people who mean home to him.


Yvangela is one of our newest homeowners whose story shows how much your life can transform with faith in God, belief in yourself, and the determination to rewrite the narrative. Read her incredible story and celebrate the many faces of our homeowners with us!


At the annual Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church picnic table build, community and congregation come together to put faith into action. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is honored to partner with Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church again this year as the recipient of several picnic tables built by their incredible community.