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MLK Day of Service with Habitat Wake

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Monday, January 19th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, MLK Day is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and legacy by making this a day of community service, “a day on, not a day off.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Each year on MLK Day, Americans across the country come together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a chance to make an impact in your community.

What are you doing to make a difference on MLK Day?

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will be completing three home preservation projects and two raised gardens in the Long Acres/Apollo Heights neighborhoods. These events are part of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. NRI has partnered with Long Acres and Apollo Heights to foster and engage the residence and other significant stakeholders in the community to develop a common plan of recovery and vision for the future.

Volunteer with Habitat Wake for MLK Day of Service.

MLK Day of Service festivities kick off on Monday, January 19th at 8:15 a.m. at our host church – Maple Temple, located at 304 Dacian Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610.

Volunteers can participate by volunteering for exterior repair or to help construct raised gardens. There will be a brief MLK presentation after lunch to celebrate the day.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please sign up on our volunteer hub by clicking HERE. Event is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a lunch at 11:30 a.m.


Over 60,000 Smiling Faces

Making the Season Brighter!

Over the past several weeks, we have encouraged shoppers to drop off unwrapped toys for the local, Toys for Tots initiative. Today, Anthony Montano, a ReStore employee retrieved donations from all ReStores and delivered them to the Toys for Tots distribution warehouse. I suspect this warehouse is similar to what Santa’s warehouse looks like, just prior to Christmas! Everywhere you look toys, bikes, games, and stuffed animals piled high.

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Thank you for all who donated, whether you dropped off at one of our ReStores or dropped off elsewhere – You Made a Difference! 

Happy Holidays!


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!

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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