Design a Stud Contest: March 14-April 22

We are holding a fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Portage County!  Those who’d like to participate can design a 2×4 plank of wood (stud) that will be placed in our next remodel home.  You can make it as creative and personal as you’d like, and the family who moves in will always have a piece of you in their walls.

Here’s how to get involved:

  • A single stud can be purchased for $50 at the Habitat Restore in Kent, located at 1510 South Water Street.  Please pick up the stud between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • If you have a business, you might like to purchase a “super stud.”  This includes four studs and advertising on the Habitat of Portage County website for one year.  The cost is $500.
  • Decorate the stud!  The only limits are that you can’t have anything sticking off of the stud so we can install it easily.

Contest details:

  • If you’re a competitive person, this is the place for you.  Voting on the best studs will take place at the Kent Restore from April 25-April 29.  Prizes will be chosen by the community and awarded to the top three studs.

If you have questions or concerns, contact our chapter president Noor Matar at 330-907-8986 or at

May the odds be ever in your favor!


Spring 2017 Schedule

Meetings held at Kent State University Student Center, room 316 at 7 p.m.

March 2nd
April 6th
April 27th

Worksites are every other Saturday morning.  We meet at 8:30 a.m. by the black squirrel statue in the student center.

March 11th
April 22nd

Our chapter will be participating in the Kent campus Relay for Life on April 28-29th to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Recycle Repurpose ReStore Event is a contest where participants repurpose household items in ingenious ways to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Portage County.  It will be held on April 8th at the Kent ReStore from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Welcome to our new website!

We are the Kent State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Thank you for checking us out.  We will be updating our page frequently with chapter fundraisers, meetings, worksites, and any other information you might need to make a difference in your community.

We had a social in October to connect with our members through pumpkin carving and festive Halloween food.
Every year, we have a rake-a-thon where we rake the yards of community members for donations to support Habitat for Humanity of Portage County.
We participate in alternative spring break trips by volunteering at national Habitat for Humanity chapters. Pictured are some of our members in Birmingham, Alabama.