The ReStore


"It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that are remembered."


~Eugene Bertin

You can help a low-income North Iowa family buy their first home, or provide safe and affordable shelter through our Home Repair Program.


Your volunteer time is valuable to Habitat for Humanity, whether it's one hour a week or up to forty hours a week. You can help in your North Central Iowa communities by constructing homes, mentoring a family, or using your writing, planning, computer, and administrative skills in the office, for fundraising, or special events.


Volunteer opportunities are now available in the following areas:

House construction: Mason City--1428 N Pennsylvania

  • Must be 16+ years old to work on a job site
  • Must be 18+ years old to use power tools

Home Repair Program: Help families stay in their homes with heath and safety repair, weatherization or neighborhood beautification projects throughout the six-county region.


  • Help to maintain the Habitat facility
  • Mow lots for Habitat homes under construction
  • Help with our new homeowner perennial garden maintenance
  • Must be 14+ years old

ReStore: We have a great ReStore ("North Iowa's Home Improvement Discount Outlet") with a lot more space...which means we also have more needs for volunteer help!

Volunteer Opportunies:

  • Help to greet customers
  • Help clean & organize the showroom
  • Assist with picking up area donations
  • Assist customers with purchases and processing donations


  • Must be 14+ years old
  • We would like volunteers to sign up for four-hour shifts, although shorter timeframes are also available
  • Shifts are during store hours: Tuesday-Fridays: 8:30am-5:30pm / Saturdays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Email us to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

For times and locations to volunteer please see ReStorecurrent projects or events calendar. 

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Phone: (641) 424- 8978


What is a Sponsor?

A sponsor is an organization, congregation, business or group which commits to fund a house and provide the labor needed to build the home. 

Who can be a Sponsor?

Anyone can be a sponsor:

  • Churches and coalitions of churches
  • Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Schools
  • Service groups
  • Individual families

What if we can raise only part of the sponsoring amount?

Habitat will coordinate your organization's efforts with others to provide the funds and labor needed to build a house. If volunteers are needed for labor, Habitat will help to provide them from our dedicated volunteer base.

How many people does it take to construct a home? When does the work take place? How long will it last?

It generally takes 6-12 months and up to 250 people to complete a Habitat house.  Most construction takes places Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but we can work with you if other arrangements need to be made.

Why should my organization sponsor a home?

Thousands of families in our communitiy live in inadequate shelter. Your organization can do something about this reality. You will work side by side with the partner family on their home, other partner families and volunteers from other groups. The team building that happens as groups join together to help eliminate substandard housing is unequaled by any other experience.

What is the first step?

Call the Habitat office at (641)424-8978 and speak with Melissa Schoneberg, Executive Director.


There are many ways that you can donate to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa.


Thank You for considering a donation to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa. Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa is a 501(c)3 designated organization. All donations are deductible to the extent of the laws. Each gift you make helps a family in need of decent shelter.

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 Donate Online

Through an agreement with Network for Good, we are able to accept secure online donations. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation online using your credit card, please visit


 Donate by Mail

If you wish to mail in your donation, please make your tax-deductible check payable to Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa, and mail it to our mailing address:

Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa
517 1st St NW
Mason City, IA 50401



 Donate a Car

Your car donation can help a family build a house and the hope of a better life! Car donations can help Habitat for Humanity build houses in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable shelter. 

Donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle to Habitat's "Cars for Homes" vehicle donation program by calling 1-877-277-4344 or visiting


 Donate Land

Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa continues to look for additional building land. If you know of any available parcels of land that Habitat North Central Iowa could purchase at a substantially reduced price, please call Melissa at (641) 424-8978.





 Donate In-Kind Gifts

Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa is always in need of office supplies and building tools. Please see our wish list for items that we are currently in need of. In-kind gifts of labor from professionals are welcome as well.


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Donate to the ReStore

If you have new or very       gently-used building materials, please call the Habitat ReStore at (641) 423-1688. We will look at the materials to see if we can use them in our ReStore. Please see our ReStore for materials that we are currently accepting.


 Employer Matching

Did you know that your donation to Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa may be matched dollar for dollar? Many employers have matching gift programs and will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employee's spouses.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Complete the form using the information below and email or mail to Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa
EIN# 42-1408763
517 1st St NW
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone/ Fax: (641) 424-8978
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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We will also accept other forms of donations such as stock transfer, or gifts left in a will or estate plan, etc. For more information on these options, please contact Melissa Schoneberg at (641) 424-8978.








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Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa

517 1st Street NW

Mason City, Iowa 50401

Office/ Fax: (641) 424-8978

ReStore: (641) 423-1688




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