Our gratitude is endless.
None of what has been accomplished in our first 30 years would have been possible without the support we have received from our generous donors and dedicated volunteers. For every dollar and material donated, for every East Cooper Home Store donation and purchase and for every minute of time invested in our mission - THANK YOU! As we look to the next 30 years, we are excited to meet future homeowners, new volunteers and donors as we continue to work tirelessly to transform our community.
Investing In People
Since 1990, we have helped over 76 families achieve the dream of homeownership. Over 220 individuals live in the homes built and renovated by East Cooper Habitat for Humanity volunteers and future homeowners in our community.
For every house we build in our local community, we tithe a certain dollar amount to build houses in La Ceiba, Honduras. Since our founding, we have tithed almost $240,000 US dollars to the Honduran Habitat for Humanity affiliate which funded the building of 72 homes in La Ceiba. In addition to tithing to the La Ceiba community, our staff members and local supporters have taken 14 global mission trips to build in La Ceiba.
Since the East Cooper Home Store opened in Mount Pleasant in 2004 (under the original name The East Cooper Habitat for Humanity ReStore), thousands and thousands of tons of reusable materials have been diverted from landfills through merchandise sales and recycling. At the East Cooper Home Store, every donation and purchase helps us build and renovate homes in our community and supports other local missions.
Giving Our All
In October 2011, the organization received the American Institute of Architects Charleston Honor Award for Sustainability in recognition of its first Net Zero Energy Home.
The organization received recognition from the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Honduras for all of the contributions we have made towards the La Ceiba community in 2019.
History and Accomplishments
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity was established on January 31st through a small group of dedicated volunteers at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and a land donation from the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Through much faith and hard work, the organization's first home was completed in March.
The organization celebrated the completion of its 10th home in September in the Greenhill community of Mount Pleasant.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity grew with the hiring of its first Executive Director.
In Mount Pleasant's Greenhill community, the 25th East Cooper Habitat family moved into their completed home in February.
Some staff members and community members embarked on the first affiliate Habitat for Humanity International mission trip to La Ceiba, Honduras.
Formerly known as "The East Cooper Habitat for Humanity ReStore", the retail store associated with the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity affiliate opened its doors for the first time in its first location on Ben Sawyer Boulvard in Mount Pleasant.
15 years of providing quality housing in the community was celebrated with the organization's first gala held at Blackbaud in October.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity's largest community of 14 houses called "Hope Row" in Mount Pleasant was completed.
The first East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build was completed in February in the Mount Pleasant Bobo Road community in partnership with The Church of the Holy Cross, Christ Our King Catholic Church, Friendship AME Church, God's Way Healing and Worship Center, Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Olive Branch AME Church, Stella Maris Catholic Church and Sunrise Presbyterian Church.
The first East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Builders Blitz in partnership with Structures Building Company, I'On Group, John Wieland Homes and Communities resulted in the building and completion of four homes on McAdams Court in Mount Pleasant.
Also on McAdams Court was the completion of the organization's 50th home in July.
Bulls Bay was the course well played by golfers at the organization's first golf tournament in April.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity builds its first Net Zero Energy home on Kent Street in Mount Pleasant in partnership with the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club.
In November, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity completed its 75th home.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 30th anniversary!