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Stephanie knows the rewarding value of working hard to care for others.

Stephanie Garrett knows the rewarding value of working hard to care for others.


Tateanna and Tim make a great team

Tateanna and Tim make a great team. As they approach their one-year wedding anniversary, they are also preparing to build and buy a new house with the help of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.


It is a new beginning for newlyweds Rhonda and Fred

It is a new beginning for newlyweds Rhonda and Fred. Their love story starts a new chapter in each of their lives. They have merged their sweet families, and while Rhonda’s three children are grown, together they are raising her 5 year old grandson and Fred’s two young boys, ages 11 and 12.    


Donna desires the stability and privacy owning a home provides

Donna is the proud mother of three.  Sons Jonathan, 18, and Josh, 15, live at home.  Daughter Jonisha, 24, is also building a buying a house with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and will live next door to her mother’s new house.  


Jonisha is a great example for her two younger brothers

Jonisha embraces the responsibilities of adulthood and has high expectations for her future.


At 24, she is buying her own house.  “I want a place that I can grow into and start a family.”  She is inspired by her own family.  Her mom raised her and her two brothers by herself.  While they always had what they needed, Jonisha clarifies that that differs from having everything you want.  “I learned how to prioritize.”


Dia's Dedication with the Church of the Good Samaritan

Dia and her daughter received the mortgage coupons and the keys to their new home built in partnership with the Church of the Good Samaritan and Sword & Shield! Dia is an independent, young single mother. While she is on her own, she is grateful for her strong support system.  She loves her hometown of Knoxville and built her house near her parents’ house, where she grew up, just down the road from her grandmother’s house, and around the corner from her brother. 


Stephanie is ready for the responsibility of being a homeowner

Stephanie is ready for the responsibility of being a homeowner.


She currently shares a home with her two children, Alex and Brandon, her mother, and her cousin Chantel, who her mother accepted guardianship of when she was a little girl.  Stephanie realizes the need for space now that her children are 19 and 22 and Chantel is 15.


Music Row Grows

Moll Anderson, lifestyle expert and author, joined members of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors and new homeowner Dianna Lindsay at the dedication ceremony of the seventh house built on Music Row – a Knoxville Habitat for Humanity initiative inspired by and funded by the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation.

Habitat Urban Gardens (HUG) Celebrates 200th Planting with Homeowners and Families

Habitat Urban Garden (HUG) volunteers and Knoxville Habitat for Humanity homeowners celebrated the 200th home landscaping project with the most recent class of participants.

Shantay learned to quit doubting herself

Shantay has transformed her life and deserves to be proud. She has overcome many obstacles to create better childhoods for her four children than she had to endure. Part of her plan is buying a house. “It will be our home. My family will always have a place to go…forever.”


SHOP Sisters Hammering out Poverty

Homeownership is a big part of The American Dream. At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we are a proud partner with individuals and families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home.

From donations of money or land to cars and items we sell, here’s how you can help.

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