Habitat Happenings

Team Apex Build Day!

Apex ReStore Build Team Team Apex Build Day!Today, the Apex ReStore team (staff, volunteers & customers) have put away their ReStore aprons and day jobs to swing a hammer! The team will have the opportunity to be volunteers on a construction site in Apex. Habitat Wake is currently building fives homes in Apex and have to date, completed 25.

Building homes, communities and hope!

Volunteering with Habitat Wake on the construction site can be an amazing experience. You will meet some great people, learn a new skill, enjoy working outdoors, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference. In many instances, you will be working together with the partner family who will be purchasing the Habitat home. The gratification of using your hands to build a home that will be the begining of a new life for a family who has been living in house poverty – this is powerful!

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer Today vs button Team Apex Build Day!If you have considered volunteering or maybe wondered how to get involved – now is the time. The weather is great and so is the need. We NEED VOLUNTEERS! Gather up your friends, family and co-workers and make a plan to come out to one of our construction sites and get involved. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s a great way to connect to your community.

Maybe you and your team will become a blog post about the gratification of volunteering with Habitat Wake.

The Idea of ReUse

Thift is in. Recycle, reuse, repurpose, and reclaim are the new “buzz” words. Years past, it was considered “scandalous” to purchasing something used or worn. With the growth of sustainability and being “green,” thrifty has taken on a whole new meaning.

Reuse the snack bag please 300x249 The Idea of ReUseRemember when you would have been considered “eccentric” or even “bizarre” to reuse your sandwich bag for an entire week, and now you are now labeled as “resourceful” or “imaginative!”

The ReStore is the Place to Experience Thrift!

Wake ReStores accept gently used materials such as home goods, furniture, building material, light fixtures, doors, windows, and mattresses. We then resell these items to the public at drastically reduced prices. The advantage of the ReStore is monumental. First, last year the ReStores diverted over 4,200 tons of materials that would have likely gone into local landfills. Second, we encourage creativity through the repurpose, reuse and recycling of materials. Lastly, proceeds from the ReStore support the mission of Habitat Wake to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. Last year, the ReStore funded the building of 10 homes in Wake County.

Wake ReStore’s Sell Mattresses and Box Springs

The Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina ReStore’s sell mattresses and box springs for all bed sizes. You can purchase reconditioned bedding at great prices. This concept, which once would have been considered “shocking” is safe, environmentally friendly and approved by the NCWake ReStore Mattresses 300x224 The Idea of ReUse Department of Health and Human Services. Think back to the sandwich bag. Reuse with a purpose.

We accept gently worn mattresses and box springs that meet our stringent standards – items must be in good condition, have no tears, rips, stains, or structural defects. Bedding that is accepted is then delivered to a local vendor who reconditions the mattresses and box springs through a process of dry heat sanitation.

What is Dry Heat Sanitizing?

Dry heat sanitation process heats mattresses and upholstered furniture to a temperature of 230 degrees.  This is a chemical free process that kills bed bugs, dust mites, blood borne pathogens and other living micro-organisms. Thought to be invented by the Romans, dry heat is one of the oldest sanitation methods in use. Dry heat sanitation is a process in which materials are subjected to high temperatures for a certain period of time.  Heat is absorbed into the exterior layer and each subsequent layer until it reaches the core.  As the item is heated to the appropriate temperature, all micro-organisms will be destroyed by oxidation. Mattresses are then inspected by hand for quality assurance purposes and receive a certification from NC State of Health and Human Services. All bedding is completely sealed in 3 mil mattress bags avoiding cross-contamination or re-soiling.

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Pricing subject to change without notice.




Together We Can Help the People of Napal

Building Hope Napal header Together We Can Help the People of Napal

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake and a series of powerful aftershocks have struck Nepal near its capital city, Kathmandu. Homes and buildings have been flattened, leaving an untold number of people homeless. Habitat’s disaster response teams are coordinating response operations with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. Your contribution to Habitat’s Disaster Response Fund will help our efforts in assisting people affected by the earthquake and other disasters. Click HERE to make a contribution and learn more.

Habitat for Humanity has worked in Nepal for 18 years and has helped tens of thousands of families in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity’s 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place Nov. 1-6, 2015, in Nepal. Learn more about the Carter Work project HERE.

Coming to Wake Forest!

Coming to Wake Forest header Coming to Wake Forest!

Habitat Wake continues to Grow! We are thrilled to announce the opening of our fifth ReStore in Wake Forest, NC.  This is a special community to us. Thirty years ago, Habitat Wake was founded in Wake Forest and we have since built 34 homes and completed numerous “A Brush With Kindness” exterior repair projects. Our success has been achieved through collaborative partnerships with many congregations, businesses and volunteers.

Grand Opening is Saturday, August 1st!

We are opening the doors this summer!  Join us on Saturday, August 1, 2015 for the Grand Opening of the Wake Forest ReStore. The thrift store with a mission – Great stuff, at a great price, for a great cause.

The New Wake Forest ReStore Location: 12253 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

If you are interested in volunteering at the Wake Forest ReStore and would like to learn about opportunities, please contact Adrienne Brooks at adrienne.brooks@habitatwake.org.




Wake ReStores Closed on 4/28

Staff Build Day header Wake ReStores Closed on 4/28We believe in making a difference every day! Working at Habitat Wake is a great opportunity to be a part of an organization that enhances the community and the lives of others. Part of that is being able to participate on the building of homes. On Tuesday, April 28th the entire Habitat Wake staff will participate in Staff Build Day. All offices and ReStores will be closed on this day so that the entire staff has the opportunity to share in the fun.

All Wake ReStore locations will be Closed on Tuesday, April 28, 2015!

The Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Fuquay-Varina ReStores will be closed on April 28th so that the entire Habitat Wake Staff can participate in Staff Build Day! The stores will reopen for regular buisness on Wednesday.


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