A rich past, a bright future—our history and accomplishments.
We’ve built this ministry on our Christian faith and on the belief that everyone, everywhere deserves a decent, affordable place to call home.
In 1988, we began working locally with a small group of dedicated volunteers and their desire to eliminate poverty housing in our community. Today, we have served over 600 families and have changed the face of many neighborhoods. Through the years, we have maintained our unrelenting determination to offer families strength and stability by offering a hand up, not a hand out. Here is a glimpse of the history and accomplishments that have shaped our past and continue to shape our future.
We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough.
None of what has been accomplished so far would have been possible without the support we have received from our generous donors and devoted volunteers. We are so thankful for every dollar and material donated, every ReStore donation and purchase, and every hour of volunteer time invested. As we look to the future, we remain excited about the opportunity to put our Christian faith into action, to be a blessing to future homeowners, to work tirelessly with volunteers, and to continue transforming the communities we serve in east central Ohio.
Investing In People
Since 1988, we have helped over 600 families achieve the dream of homeownership. Over 2,300 individuals live in the homes built and renovated by Habitat for Humanity volunteers and future homeowners in east central Ohio. Approximately 1,800 of these individuals are children.
Since Habitat for Humanity ReStore opened in Canton in 2005, millions of tons of reusable materials have been diverted from landfills through merchandise sales and recycling. At ReStore, every donation and purchase helps us build and renovate homes with hard-working east central Ohio families and children. Learn more.
Giving Our All
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is a leader among U.S. Habitat for Humanity ministries. We’ve been named the #1 affiliate in Ohio, and since 1995 we’ve remained in the top thirty Habitat for Humanity ministries in the United States. We take these honors seriously and work tirelessly to honor our mission of building homes, communities, and hope.
History and Accomplishments
The affiliate expanded its service area to become Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties, striving to offer hope to families in Canton, Massillon, and other areas of Stark and Carroll Counties. The ReStore also expanded and moves to a new location on Cleveland Avenue in Canton, Ohio.
The affiliate marked 25 years of building hope, homes, and community. Through the providence of a motivated seller and several very generous donors, the affiliate took steps toward having all aspects of the ministry under one roof with the purchase of the building at 1400 Raff Road SW in Canton, Ohio.
In March, Habitat for Humanity ReStore merged the Cleveland Avenue location with the Raff Road location to better serve customers and improve experience.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio hits a milestone, celebrating 30 years of building homes and hope—1988 to 2018.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio and Habitat for Humanity ReStore were both named top rated nonprofits by the nonprofit search engine GreatNonProfits.org.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio earned the gold seal of transparency from nonprofit review website Guidestar.org.
Partnership between Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio and City of Canton earns national Audrey Nelson Community Development Award of Merit from National Community Development Association.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is named Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Stark County and East Central Ohio.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Canton is named Best Local Discount Outlet in The Canton Repository’s Best of the Best.
In Canton, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio builds its 600th house, marking thousands of people and children now living in decent, affordable homes through the organization’s efforts.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio celebrated its 35th year of building homes, communities, and hope since 1988.