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Customer Appreciation!

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Join us on Saturday, December 20th at each of our ReStore locations for holiday cheer! It’s our way of saying, “Thank You” to all of our customers. Your support helps fund the mission of Habitat Wake to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income Wake County families. This year, Habitat Wake will build 42 homes! Your support is making a difference that you can see!

Each ReStore will have coffee, donuts, candy canes, and cookies! Stop in, say hello and let us share a little holiday cheer!

Your Dream Kitchen

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New cabinets are easier than you think.

Have you been thinking about a kitchen or bathroom upgrade? With ReStores, you can have new cabinets designed and installed, and the old stuff hauled away—all by professionals.

Habitat Wake ReStores offer professional kitchen design services and  a wide range of new cabinetry options for a fraction of the cost of many other professional services.  You’ll find a wide selection of styles and finishes for your kitchen or bath cabinets. In addition, Habitat Wake’s Deconstruction Team will remove your kitchen cabinets, appliances and leave your space ready for the remodel for a cost of only $400 — a flat fee that includes haul-away service and tax deduction for your salvaged goods.

Materials salvaged from your project are then resold in the ReStores to support the mission of Habitat Wake to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income Wake County families. An added bonus: these repurposed items are not discarded in a landfill but find a second life.

We have cabinet displays in both Cary and Raleigh — stop in to see the high quality craftsmanship of the product and wide selection of cabinet styles and finishes to choose from.

We have two levels of design service depending on your budget and needs:

SELF SERVICE: Visit our showroom to see the styles, finishes and options that are perfect for you. Submit a completed order form to purchase cabinets for your project. We offer a full selection of style, sizes, and special features. Cabinet orders take approximately four to six weeks for delivery. A cabinet specialist will work with you to let you know the time frame.

DESIGN ASSISTANCE: A ReStore design specialist will collaborate with you to help configure solutions tailored to your unique space. Design assistance is available for salvaged cabinets, too. You choose the style and finish right for you and our cabinet specialist will provide solutions that are right for you.


in Raleigh – Richard Fericy at Richard.Fericy@habitatwake.org or call: 919-805-6263

in Cary – Ellie Stephens at Ellie.Stephens@habitatwake.org or call: 919-380-7512

Crafty in Cary!

Get your craft on at the ReStore!

Wake ReStores are a great resource for many crafters. You can always find unique items to repurpose into something amazing! Our Cary ReStore team has been hard at work utilizing donated materials to create some holiday crafts! You never know what you will find at the ReStore, but always know that you will find a bargain! Take that bargain and create something clever and share it with us.

If you have repurposed some salvaged items into a Holiday craft – Please send us a photo so that we can share! Send your photo and a brief description to: BeforeAndAfter@habitatwake.org

Cary Christmas Tree Crafty in Cary!

Christmas Tree, Cary ReStore style…

Cary Menorah Crafty in Cary!

The craftiest Menorah you may find this holiday season!


One Month Anniversary for Fuquay ReStore

The Fuquay ReStore will celebrate it’s one month anniversary on November 25th! We are excited about being a part of the community and the wonderful response we have received. If you haven’t had the opportunity to stop in the Fuquay ReStore – please do. It is located at 1352 N Main Street, next to Tractor Supply. Say hello to Alex, Ryan, Antoinette, and the volunteers who are helping to make the store a success.

November 25th will mark the one month anniversary and also offer the first opportunity for additional savings at the register. All of the ReStore price tags have a date at the top. This date is reflective to when the material was donated and placed on the sales floor. Our policy is that any item which has a date that one month old – you receive a 20% disscount. If the date is two months old, you will receive a 40% discount. At three months old, your disscount is a whopping 60%! So, Save Big, Bigger and Better by reviewing the price tag. You may receive valuable savings! Discount is taken at register.

So, now is the time to take a trip to the Fuquay ReStore and check out the price tags for your opportunity for additional savings!

This discount policy is available at all Wake ReStore locations.

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Food Drive at the Wake ReStores

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Making a Difference that Improves Lives

The mission of Habitat Wake is to build safe, affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. The need for affordable housing is a major concern across the country and throughout the world.  The statistics are staggering:

  • In North Carolina 44% of renter households have housing problems (Having to pay more than 30% of income towards housing, having inadequate kitchen or plumbing facilities, or having an overcrowding living situation.)
  • More than 88,000 Wake county residents live in poverty.
  • At minimum wage, a worker in Wake County would have to work 2.3 full-time jobs to afford the average rent.

Affordable housing is one of the most pressing issues in our community.  Habitat Wake’s response is to provide opportunities of homeownership to hardworking, low-income families. Habitat Wake will build 42 new homes or rehabs and complete 45 exterior repair projects throught A Brush With Kindness and provide funding  for 50 new homes in Honduras and other countries. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Housing however, is not the only issue that many of our residents face. Food insecurity or hunger is a situation of limited or uncertain availability of adequate and safe foods for a family or individual. No child or family should go hungry. Unfortunately, the facts are daughting:

  • In North Carolina, 1 in 5 people struggle with hunger. NC has one of the hightest rates of hunger in the US.
  • 36% of food pantries in NC have had to turn people away for lack of available food to give them.
  • 81% of NC households receiving food assistance do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • 75% of NC households served by food banks have had to choose between buying food and heating their living space.
  • 61% of NC households served by food banks have been forced to choose between paying for food or paying for housing.
  • Applications for Wake County Food and Nutrition Services continue to increase each year, and has doubled since 2007

Donate non-perishable Food items at Wake ReStores

Let’s help make this holiday season a little bit brighter for those in need. From now until December 19th, you can drop off non-perishable food items at our ReStores in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, or Fuquay Varina. We will distribute to a local food bank (local to the individual store location within Wake County) and hopefully make a difference to others during this holiday season.

Donation bins will be located at the front of each of the ReStores.  We will keep you updated on the donations with a wrap up of results after the holiday.

Additional ways to Help Stop Hunger in Your Community

  • Get Your Community Involved.  Organize a food drive with your church, neighborhood or partner with a local community organization and host a food drive of your own.
  • Host a Virtual Food Drive.  Plan a virtual food drive with measurable goals online using the Feeding America Personal Fundraiser tool and promote participation in your community.
  • Volunteer at Your Local Food Bank.  A great way to help end hunger is by donating your time to your local food bank.  It could involve organizing food at the food bank or even serving up meals at the local soup kitchen.
  • Give a Gift Basket Filled with Food to a Family in Need.  Deliver a basket of food and other goodies to a family in need.  Consider including pasta, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, soups and brownie mixes that are easy to prepare.


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