​​Women Build, 2017 

Sponsored by Lowes - Our First Home Repair

Coles County Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Illinois University’s Habitat Chapter and Lowe’s teamed up for the 10th annual National Women Build Week (May 6-14). This year we completed our first ever home repair project for longtime Charleston resident, Mary Jane Adams. Together we built a deck and wheelchair ramp for Mary Jane, along with painting her porch and windows and getting her yard and garden ready for spring.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that came out for the project, as well as the donors that contributed to making this event a possibility.​​




Build Updates

​Coles County Habitat for Humanity both errects new housing structures and rehabs existing structures when possible. Builds would not be possible without the help and support of our donors, volunteers, and sponsors!

Thank you!

612 Wabash Ave, Mattoon

November 2017 

After 20 weeks of hard work, Coles County Habitat is thrilled to announce the home of our newest partner family, Aisha Crowe, is complete.  A special thanks goes out to all of our volunteers and construction site supervisors, Butch Thompson & Zach Whitley, for their incredible dedication in completing the home!  More than 100 volunteers worked over 2,000 hours on building this home!  Along with Habitat's longtime loyal volunteers, dozens of new individuals signed up to volunteer and 7 groups including First Christian Church, Wells Fargo Advisors, Anixter Power Solutions, EIU's Habitat Chapter, Lakeview College of Nursing, Home Depot and Mattoon Rotary.


Our Newest Partner Family

Aisha, Destiny, and Trinity Crowe 

Coles County Habitat for Humanity is beginning a build at 612 Wabash Ave in Mattoon on July 15th. Aisha Crowe, the matriarch of our newest partner family, has lived in Mattoon for the past three years and works at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Of Aisha's four children, Trinity (12) and Destiny (18) will be living in the house with her. Aisha's oldest daughter, Samantha, and only son, Kayne,  have both matured to an age of independence. The family is both humbled by and excited about the experience that they are encountering with us.