Recipes Built With Love to Benefit Homes Built With Love

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa 2018 Edition of our “Recipes Built With Love” Cookbook to be released later this fall. Proceeds from the sales of the cookbook will benefit the Kelley, IA. new home build in 2019.

Race to Build

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa will host our 2nd Annual Race to Build 5K Run & Ride on Saturday, September 29th. The fun begins at 9:00 AM at Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames. A family friendly event whose proceeds will go to support our new home build in Kelley, Iowa. Registration is only $30 and includes a T-shirt. More information on registration available soon.


Thank you to everyone who came out to help us CELEBRATE the dedication of a new home for the Percival Family on Sunday, June 3, 2018. A partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa and Story County Community Housing.

Thank You!

We would like to thank these businesses for their generous support of our Grand Opening. We appreciate all you do to allow us to fulfill our mission of providing people in need with simple, decent and affordable houses.

Alluvial Brewing, Ames Parks & Rec, Ames Silversmithing, Ames Yoga Center, B-Bops – Ankeny, Bar La Tosca, Blaze Wood Fired Pizza, Brick City Grill, Café Diem, Casey’s, Chick-fil-A, Chocolaterie Stam, Cookies, etc., Cooks Emporium, Creative Spirits, Dan’s Custom Landscapes, Inc., Della Viti – Ames, Dutch Oven Bakery, Emerhoff’s Footwear, Fareway, Fighting Burrito, Fresh Thyme, Ge-Angelos Italian Restaurant, Hazel Creative Services. Hickory Park, Iowa State Center, ISU Athletics, Jax Outdoor Gear, Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe, Kosama, Kreg Tool, Kum & Go, Lof-xpress, London Underground, Nucara Pharmacy – Story City, Nucara Pharmacy – University, Old Main Brewing Co., Orangetheory Fitness, Outdoor Envisions, Panchero’s, Reiman Gardens, Rippke Design, Sigler, Skunk River Cycles, Story Theater, The Loft, Triplett Companies, Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery, Wild Birds Unlimited.

Grand Opening!

Our Grand Opening was a huge success! We appreciate the support of our community. You enable us to build more homes for families in need. We couldn’t do it without you!
Thousands of dollars worth of Raffle Prizes!
The Raffle was an amazing success! Thank you to all the area businesses who so generously donated. And, thank you all of you who purchased the raffle tickets to help us raise funds for our upcoming home builds.

Ribbon Cutting

The Ames Chamber of Commerce was on hand for our official Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM.  Our Ribbon Cutting for our new building was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who dropped by to wish us well in our new location. Check out the Gallery for photos of the event.