Habitat Happenings

Volunteer Spotlight: Tony

Tony, a retired contractor, spends his days volunteering at the Fuquay-Varina ReStore. Seeking a meaningful way to spend his time, Tony was excited to see the Fuquay ReStore open. He saw this as an opportunity to use his hands.

Tony is the mastermind behind ReStore ReMix – our new paint recycling program! Click here to read more on ReStore ReMix.

ReStore Remix – Available in Fuquay-Varina and Apex!

12733454 10153403963371814 6492001515524631033 n 300x300  ReStore Remix   Available in Fuquay Varina and Apex!In just three months, ReStore ReMix has taken off! Habitat Wake ReStore is now cleaning and recycling the paint to remove impurities, batching the paint into a mixer, and placing the remixed paint into brand new containers for resale. Stop by the Fuquay-Varina (1352 N. Main St.) and Apex (826 E. Williams St.) ReStores today to purchase ReStore Remix paint! Prices are 1 gallon for $12 and 5 gallons for $35.

There are now 30 colors available! See a full list below. Please note: Apex ReStore only has a limited selection of paint colors.

•  Angier Mocha (Flat Finish)

•  Apex Avocado (Satin Finish)

•  Asheville Cotton (Flat Finish)

•  Bristol Beige (Gloss Finish)

•  Cary Chateau (Gloss Finish)

•  Charlotte Taupe (Satin Finish)

•  Clinton Cloud (Gloss Finish)

•  Coats Corral (Satin Finish)

•  Edenton Sands (Gloss Finish)

•  Emerald Isle Seafoam (Flat Finish)

•  Knightdale Knolls (Gloss Finish)

•  Lillington Lilac (Gloss Finish)

•  Lizard Lick Green (Satin Finish)

•  Louisburg Latte (Gloss Finish)

•  Meadow Moss (Gloss Finish)

•  Morehead Grey (Gloss Finish)

•  Morrisville Mullberry (Gloss Finish)

•  Pineville Pearl (Gloss Finish)

•  Pilot Mountain Pasture (Gloss Finish)

•  Salisbury Plum (Gloss Finish)

•  Sandhill Grain (Flat Finish)

•  Sanford Slate (Satin Finish)

•  Smoky Mountain Hill (Flat Finish)

•  St. Pauls Stout (Gloss Finish)

•  Surf City Salt (Gloss Finish)

•  Topsail Tan (Satin Finish)

•  Wake Forest Historic Green (Gloss Finish)

•  Wilmington Grey (Gloss Finish)

Decon ’16 Conference | February 29 – March 2

Habitat Wake, along with the Building Materials Reuse Association and NC State University, is hosting the Decon ’16 biennial conference in Raleigh, NC from Feb. 29 through March 4. Decon ’16 is a one of a kind meeting of deconstruction and reuse practitioners from around the world.

The conference kicks off with a reception at our Raleigh ReStore location, 2420 N Raleigh Blvd., and extends throughout the week with more than 40 speakers, two unique training opportunities, tours of local reuse features, and an awards banquet to honor the leaders of our industry. Jonathan Orpin of New Energy Works is confirmed to be the keynote speaker.

To learn more about Decon ’16, click here.

To register, click here.

And the Doors are Open!

Wake Forest ReStore front And the Doors are Open!Yes, we have opened the doors to our newest ReStore in Wake Forest! We are making sure there are no “kinks” before the Grand Opening on August 1st! If you are in the area, stop in and say hello to Carissa and the staff! We are accepting donations, volunteers, and shoppers!


Please join us for the Grand Opening of our fifth ReStore in Wake Forest! This is an exciting time for us and we are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community. Wake Forest is a special place to our affiliate as that is where our organization was founded in 1985 and we have built more than a dozen homes as well as numerous exterior repair projects through our “A Brush With Kindness” program. In addition, we  have developed strong relationships with area congregations to help revitalize many areas within Wake Forest.


DATE: Saturday, August 1, 2015

TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION: 12253 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest NC 27587

OTHER: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce begins at 10 a.m.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We want to Thank the local merchants who have graciously offered to help support our Grand Opening by providing specialty items from each of their businesses.

Here is a list of our current sponsors:

Charlie Kabob’s Grill with two locations in Wake Forest, NC

Krispy Kreme - 11721 Retail Dr, Wake Forest, NC

PDQ – 11690 Northpark Dr, Wake Forest, NC

PTA Pizza & Hoagie – 12277 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC

Subway – 12233 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest, NC

Sweet Traditions – 12516 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest, NC

Well-Bean Coffee – Drive Thru at 10012 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest, NC


Small Change, Big Impact!

Installing Window Frame Change for Change Small Change, Big Impact!

Change for Change.

When you shop any of the Habitat Wake ReStores with locations in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and now Wake Forest, you can “Round up at the Register” and make a difference that has a lasting impact. The additional change from your purchase* goes directly into the mission of Habitat Wake to build  homes, communities and hope. This year, Habitat Wake completed it’s 500th home and is looking forward to building 500 more! Your support is helping to provide the opportunity of homeownership to hard working, low-income Wake County families. When a family partners with Habitat to purchase a home, they are ending the cycle of house poverty and gaining so much more.

In the Fuquay-Varinia ReStore, the staff has developed a new approach to “Round Up at the Register.” When a customer “rounds up,” they have the opportunity to sign a component to a Habitat house. A component is the pre-built door or window frame that are then used in the construction of a home. Here, a window frame has been filled with signatures and well wishes from customers. Volunteers from NC State University College of Advising Corps. installed the signed window frame into a home in the neighborhood of Crosstowne.

Not only will the additional monies collected from the program assist Habitat Wake to build more homes, but the signatures are a reminder to the homeowner that the community cares and these sentiments will last throughout the life of the home.

* If your purchase total is $5.47, you can “round up” to the next dollar. Your total will be $6.00 and on your receipt, .53 will be listed as a tax deductible donation.


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