Due to continuing issues related to the COVID-19 virus, the ReStore will be closed for the next two weeks until March 31. We are hoping to offer extremely limited online shopping and will accept donations for the ReStore under certain conditions by appointment. Although the ReStore will be closed, the Waterville Area Habitat For Humanity organization will continue to operate and can be reached at (207) 616-0166.
We appreciate your understanding of the necessary changes during this challenging time and we hope all of our customers and community partners experience a safe and uneventful pandemic.
Helping People Rebuild Their Lives
The Building Foundations program provides needed items for those families and individuals who are living at or below 175% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. They may apply through the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) and can receive up to $200 (subject to change) worth of needed items. Building Foundations is a collaborative venture by Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity, Kennebec Valley Community Action Program and the Greater Waterville Poverty Action Coalition. Call (207) 859-1630 to apply.
How can I apply for a Building Foundations voucher?
Contact KVCAP at 859-1630 to determine if you are eligible for the program.
If approved for a voucher, the participant provides a list of needed items. The list should only include essential, needed items, NOT wanted items. For example, decorative items are not permitted.
One the application is complete, participants go to the ReStore to choose their items. They must be able to transport their own items at that time. No delivery services are available.
How can I support Building Foundations?
Donate your used furniture to the ReStore!
Contribute financially to the program.
Become a volunteer for the Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity.
Building Foundations Program Partners
Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
Established in 2001, the Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity is a locally-managed affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
WAHFH’s mission is to enhance our community by helping qualified families become independent owners of decent, affordable homes.
WAHFH serves the communities of Albion, Belgrade, Benton, China, Fairfield, Oakland, Rome, Smithfield, Unity, Vassalboro, Waterville, and Winslow.
In addition to building homes, WAHFH also offers BPI-certified Weatherization services, custom fit interior storm windows, and assists with small home repair projects for low income home owners in their service area.
The ReStore recycles over-stocked, seconds, used, discontinued, and salvageable building materials and furniture donated by contractors, stores, and individuals.
Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
KVCAP is a non-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965, serving the people of Kennebec, Somerset, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.
KVCAP’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by providing direct services and partnering with others to create sustainable solutions to poverty in an everchanging environment.
KVCAP’s vision for the Kennebec Valley Region is thriving communities made up of individuals and families who are healthy, financially secure, and able to reach their fullest potential.
Services offered include:
Home Ownership Education
Home Repair & Weatherization
Home Visiting for new parents
Childcare, Preschool, Head Start
South End Teen Center
What is the Building Foundations Program?
The Building Foundations program was established in 2016, with funding from local community grants. Through this program, participants receive a voucher to shop at the Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Building Foundations vouchers help low-income individuals and families access basic household items.
Some participants need a wide variety of items, such as furniture and kitchen goods (e.g. pots, pans, and dishware). Other participants are in need of one specific item, for example a new refrigerator or washing machine. And others are in need of basic building supplies in order to do their own home construction projects.
Building Foundations is administered through the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP), working in collaboration with the Greater Waterville Poverty Action Coalition and the Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity.
97 Water Street Waterville, Maine 04901 207-859-1500 www.kvcap.org Hours: Monday—Friday 7:30am—4:30pm
A Brush with Kindness is a nation-wide effort to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain their homes by focusing on minor home repair services such as painting, minor household repairs, landscaping, and exterior clean-up. Volunteers work alongside the homeowner and team leaders try to make the experience of helping others a positive one. A Brush with Kindness is a partner to Habitat’s core building program. It allows us to serve a different population than we currently serve, yet follows the same basic tenets for eligibility (need, ability to pay, willingness to partner). It is a direct fit with HFHI’s strategic plan to exponentially increase the number of families served.
A Brush with Kindness uses volunteers, donated materials and no interest loans to makes repairs affordable, helping low-income homeowners continue to live independently and securely in their homes. It is part of Habitat’s broader community development strategy called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is designed to intentionally pursue our strategic imperative of helping to transform and strengthen communities. It is a holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and most importantly, helps preserve affordable housing stock.
A Brush With Kindness is available to families living within the 13 communities of Waterville Area Habitat For Humanity's service area and is dependent upon volunteer availability. WAHFH does not do any type of work on mobile homes.
For more information contact us at 207-616-0166 or email us at:
Karin Warren, PresidentPeter Phair, Executive Director ReStore ManagerHeather McKinnis, Asst ReStore ManagerBert Young, Volunteer Floor Manager