Habitat Happenings

Apex ReStore Grand Opening on July 26!

Grand Opening image Apex ReStore Grand Opening on July 26!

It’s all coming together! The new Apex ReStore is receiving some finishing touches to get ready for our Grand Opening. The store is getting some new paint, wall configuration, merchandising display units, signage, amazing product and more! We are preparing for the Apex ReStore Grand Opening on Saturday, July 26th!

The Apex ReStore Grand Opening – ALL are Welcome!

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our third ReStore in Apex, NC. The ReStore is a thrift store with a mission which supports the building of safe, affordable housing through Habitat Wake. The Raleigh ReStore is the flagship property with a 50,000 sq. ft.  showroom and the Cary ReStore is a boutique thrift store with just over 8,000 sq. ft. The Apex location is at 826 E Williams Street in the New Horizons Fellowship strip mall and is similar in size to the Cary location.

Apex ReStore Grand Opening Details

DATE: Saturday, July 26

TIME: 9 am to 5 pm

LOCATION: 826 E. Williams Street, Apex NC


  • Blissful Journey will provide Energizing Hand Massages from 9 am – 11 am!
  • A variety of food will be available throughout the day from local businesses including Dunkin Donuts, Sweet Cheeks Bakery and La Rancherita
  • Face painting and Kid’s Tattoos
  • Entertainment by Totally Otis from 3 pm – 5 pm
  • KIX 102.9 FM will be doing a Live Remote from noon – 2 pm
  • Kids games and activities
  • Special Savings incentives!


Join us in celebrating National Homeownership Month!

Sabrina Davis Home for the Holidays small 300x225 Join us in celebrating National Homeownership Month!Join Habitat Wake and CESI for the 2nd Annual Community Empowerment Day

Habitat Wake and Consumer Education Services Inc. will host this family-friendly event to empower current and future homeowners on their homeownership journey. Future homeowners will learn about the steps to take to achieve the goal of homeownership, while current homeowners will reflect on how homeownership has enchanced their lives.

Saturday, June 28 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Augustine’s University Campus Lawn

1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh

For more information, view the Community Empowerment Day flyer or email En’Janet.

Our Homeownership Program

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County empowers people who qualify to build and buy their own homes.

Selected families commit to 250 hours of “sweat equity,” a reasonable down payment, personal finance workshops, education on home safety, guidance for participating in a homeowners’ association, and monthly mortgage payments set at no more than 30% of household income.

Eligible applicants must

  • live or work in Wake County
  • have a stable income
  • be able to pay modest monthly mortgage payments
  • demonstrate that current housing is overcrowded, physically substandard, too expensive, unsafe, or they are living in subsidized housing

Selected families provide a $1,500 down payment and enter an affordable 20-year mortgage.

To learn more about how to apply for our program, click here.

Wednesday, June 4th – Today in History…










Today is Wednesday June 4th and has historically proven to be busy!

What are your plans for today? Will you make history? Every day we have the opportunity to make history, do something great and make a difference. What will you do?

Here are some historical events that took place on previous June 4th…

781 BC – Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse.

1039 – Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

1070 – Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France.

1133 – Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor.

1391 – Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery.

1487 – Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire.

1615 – Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

1632 – Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo.

1647 – English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War.

1664 – Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans.

1666 – Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet.

1741 – Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg.

1745 – Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons.

1756 – Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania.

1760 – Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.

 1892 – The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.

1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.

1942 – The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.

1944 – The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.

1968 – Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.

1989 – People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.

1992 – The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll, people preferred the “young Elvis” stamp to the “old Elvis” stamp.

2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.

Here is some information on the History of Habitat – Click Here!


ReStore is expanding to Apex NC

Map Apex capture ReStore is expanding to Apex NC


Habitat Wake ReStore is expanding with a location in Apex, NC! The thrift store with a mission, ReStore provides financial support to the Habitat Wake mission to build safe, affordable housing to low income Wake County families. We currently have locations in Raleigh and Cary and now Apex. The growth of the ReStore is a great opportunity for Habitat Wake and will allow us to build more homes, touch more families, and make a difference in our community!

The new ReStore will be located in the New Horizon Fellowship shopping center. The shopping center is located along E Williams Street and boasts a wide variety of business services, retailers, restaurants, and highway access in close proximity. The 8,400 square foot retail space originally was occupied by a CVS drugstore, and more recently used by New Horizons for youth activities and community events. The youth programs and activities will be relocated to two adjacent spaces that will be renovated to deliver improved accommodations.

The ReStore is a thrift store open to the public and sells building material, furniture, appliances, flooring, lumber, and a wide variety of home improvement items at discounted prices. Available merchandise come from individual and business donations, salvage materials garnered from Habitat Wake’s Deconstruction services program, and a small amount of purchased goods including cabinets and tile.

“New Horizons Fellowship has had a long and fruitful partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and we’re excited to provide Habitat another opportunity to serve the Apex community,” says New Horizons’ Senior Pastor Ray Wickham.

“We are thrilled to be working with New Horizons Fellowship on the expansion of our ReStore operations,” states Rick Beech, VP Faith, Family and Neighborhood Relations with Habitat Wake. “Habitat and New Horizons Fellowship (NHF) have had a wonderful relationship over the years.  NHF has sponsored several homes locally and spearheaded a 100 home project in El Salvador with their partner church in San Salvador and other churches across Canada and the United States. This is just another example of their commitment and leadership in the community.”

The Apex ReStore will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Free pick up service in Wake County is available for items that meet the donation guidelines. For additional information on Habitat Wake ReStore visit www.WakeReStore.org.

New Apex Store in the NEWS

Save 50% at the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

RSO logo Save 50% at the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has been instrumental in delivering amazing musical experiences to the community for over 34 years. RSO believes that music has the power to affect the lives of all people and therefore, continue to expand their offerings and talents. Through its long tradition of reaching out into diverse communities through concerts, community partnerships, in-school and community education programs and by providing opportunities for musicians, RSO is an integral part of Wake County and the Triangle. 

Sunday, April 27th, RSO has graciously invited Habitat Wake to be one of their charity partners. During the event, Habitat Wake will be on site to share the mission and wide variety of volunteering opportunities available to the public. In addition, we are able to promote a valuable savings of 50% OFF ticket prices for the April 27th concert

EVENT: The Master and the Heir Apparent – An evening of Haydn, Mozart and Schumann. Featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 55 “The Schoolmaster”, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio Overture and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish).

DATE: Sunday, April 27, 2014

TIME: 3:00PM

LOCATION: Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. 

 If you would like to attend the event, or share this special savings with friends, family, or co-workers… 

You can buy concert tickets at the door* or purchase them online.

1.       Visit http://shop.raleighsymphony.com

2.       Select the event and tickets types you’d like to purchase

3.       Click on checkout

4.       Fill in the various forms (contact, billing info, etc.)

5.       Enter the promo code of “SPONSOR50” in the promo code box on the last screen before submitting payment

* If purchasing at the door – be sure to use the promo code of “Sponsor 50″

  RSO box office at (919) 546-9755

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