Goal for 2015: 55 Homes

20 Homes Built


Average number of volunteers working on a home any given weekend.

The number of homes built in our 39-year history
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  • Habitat Home Center in partnership with Alamo Zippy Shell and McCoy's Building Supply

    Zippy Shell; founded in 2007, was one of Australia’s first mobile storage businesses and launched in the United States in 2010 as Zippy Shell USA, LLC. The mission is clear: provide convenient, affordable mobile storage and stress free moving. The unique shell and container model saves you time, money and effort by eliminating the need for rental trucks and double handling. With no permits required, the street legal shells can be dropped off and picked up on your schedule. This convenient service at a cost effective price is what attracts consumers.
    Alamo Zippy Shell, under the ownership of Charles Bamford, opened in November 2014 to service the San Antonio market. Mr. Bamford’s prior experience in the aerospace industry and helping customers implement best practices is applied to provide Zippy Shell’s storage and moving customers with exceptional service and value.
    Beginning March 2015, Alamo Zippy Shell will be partnering with Habitat Home Center to provide a convenient process for the collection of donations, using the Zippy Shell trailer and container, at various locations around the city from the community.
    Donations of excess home building material, gently used furniture and décor will be accepted once a month around the city of San Antonio.
    McCoy’s Building Supply at 1025 Kitty Hawk in Universal City will be the first of many locations you can drop off your donations.
    McCoy’s operates 86 Building Supply locations and two McCoy’s Millworks facilities in five states serving both Builders and Consumers. For more than 85 years McCoy’s has been dedicated to dealing fairly and respectfully with all whose lives they touch.
    With McCoy’s support in believing communities can be strengthened, this worthwhile partnership with Zippy Shell and Habitat Home Center will certainly assist with diverting San Antonio’s building stock from going into the landfill.
    Without the support of both Zippy Shell and McCoy’s, the Habitat Home Center would not be able to continue its success of accepting gently used home building material, furniture and more and reselling it to the community below cost.
    Our three San Antonio home improvement thrift stores’ proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio’s home building program.
    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio works with low-income families who would not otherwise be able to afford a home.
    With the funds raised through the Habitat Home Centers, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio can continue its mission of building simple, decent and affordable homes without interest or profit to the San Antonio community.
    To learn more about all three of these organizations, please visit:
    For dates and locations where you can, "Drive Up. Drop Off. Donate".; visit https://www.facebook.com/HabitatHomeCenter

  • Habitat Home Centers' New Saturday Hours!

    Habitat Home Center


    For the past 20 years, the Habitat Home Centers operated on Saturdays from 8am-4pm.


    This past November and December our store on Probandt St. played with our hours of operation to see what time best fit our customers' needs.  We were faced with the overwhelming fact that customers could be better served when the store was open an hour later.  Seeing how we could be better stewards to our community, our staff agreed that staying open an hour later would benefit all parties involved.  With everyone's vote and approval, we are happy to announce that each of our 3 Habitat Home Centers will now be open on Saturdays from 9am-5pm.

    We hope that this change in hours certainly reaches more customers so we can continue serving you as best we can!


    Please visit us regularly; we have quick turn-a rounds on donated home/office decor, furnishings, cabinets and more.

    Each store is open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm and Saturdays NOW from 9am-5pm.

    • 311 Probandt St. 78204
    • 5482 Walzem Rd. 78218
    • 8125 Meadow Leaf Dr. 78227

    Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

    You can find us as facebook.com/HabitatHomeCenter and twitter.com/@311homecenter.


  • Habitat Home Center Happenings!

    We have been getting very "social" lately and want to invite you to join the community.

    Our Habitat Home Centers are not only on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest but also on Diggerslist, Craigslist and eBay!

    The excitement of online selling is just another avenue to reach thousands of potential customers and let them know of the many products we have in each of our stores.

    From regular inventory such as flooring, cabinets, doors and windows to unique donations of china and antique home decor/furnishings-we want everyone to know that the Habitat Home Center holds treasures for all to find!

    Much of these fantastic finds are coming in from rummage/yard and estate sales that we have been reaching out to, along with furniture companies, HOA's and various other groups and organizations.

    With your continued support, together we can resell and reuse much of San Antonio's stock and divert it from going into the landfill.

    If you, your congregation, group, family, etc. has left over sale items you'd like to donate, please contact our Home Center Marketing Associate at 210.223.5203 x 159 or HomeCenter@HabitatSA.org.

    Remember, we can schedule a FREE pickup for large/bulky items and provide you with a donation receipt for tax purposes.

    Visit our stores Monday-Friday, from 8am-6pm and Saturdays, 8am-4pm, to see what exciting finds we have for you!

    To find a location near you, visit our Home Center page.

  • The Wrecking Crew

    The EPA estimates 170 million tons per year of construction and demolition debris is going into landfills.

    The Construction Materials Recycling Association estimates it to be closer to 350 million tons.

    How can we reduce these numbers?

    What can you do to help the environment and community?


    By making a single phone call to Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio prior to your expected demolition or renovation, you can have the Wrecking Crew come and remove any recyclable or reusable items from your location to be sold in our Home Centers.

    Working appliances, cabinets, fixtures, lighting, doors, windows and any other reusable items in fair condition will be removed.  You will then receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

    Our FREE services save you not only time and labor cost but also landfill fees.

    Reusable items taken to one of our three Home Centers in San Antonio are sold to the public at a low cost resulting in funding the of construction of simple, decent and affordable homes for local low-income families in need.

    An initial inspection must be done for work to be planned accordingly so please contact us early on in the process.  We will meet with homeowners, contractors or both to work on YOUR timeline as much as possible.

    Contractors can also qualify for LEED points when recycling materials.

    Contact Chris Martin; Supervisor & Coordinator at 210-599-7109 or at ChrisM@HabitatSA.org

    Interested in more information?  Click here.



Home Center

HFHSA operates the Habitat Home Centers located at 311 Probandt, 5482 Walzem and 8125 Meadow Leaf.

The Habitat Home Centers are home improvement thrift stores that sell both new and used home improvement materials to the public. All proceeds from sales in these stores benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.

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