Join us at the Cary ReStore for an open house to learn more about Habitat Wake’s 2013 Women Build effort. With women driving the fundraising and volunteer labor, this project aims to build two homes in Apex this fall.
Stop in to meet some Habitat staff, other volunteers, and check out the Cary ReStore location.
Women Build Open House
Wednesday, August 28
Habitat ReStore, Cary
181 High House Road, Cary NC
No RSVP needed.
We are excited to begin a series of guest blogs from partners throughout Wake County. Throughout the coming year, these blogs will focus on the various aspects of our organization. I’d like to introduce our first guest blogger: 2LittleSuperheroes. Danielle, a mom to superhero-loving boys, is a DIY enthusiast and blogger in Raleigh, NC. When she’s not stepping on Legos, she chronicles her projects and family’s activities at 2littlesuperheroes.com.
If you are like me you have pinned a ton of craft pins on Pinterest; but haven’t completed any of them. Part of my problem is finding the time to go out and scour flea markets, craft stores, thrift stores, Craig’s List, and yard sales for the supplies you need to make all these fabulous ideas. But Habitat Wake ReStore is a one-stop-shop for all your Pinterest projects.
Source: Yankee Belle
Source: Joys Hope
Source: Uncommon Designs
Source: Addicted 2 Decorating
Source: Garden Art
Source: Rockies Crafts
Source: The Shabby Nest
Source: Cozy Cottage Cute
Source: Sarah Richardson
Source: I Heart Organizing
Source: Knock Off Decor
Source: Barn Number 2
So now there’s no excuse not to complete a few of those Pinterest pins.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Congratulations to Dave Clark and Lisa Piper, owners of The Small B&B Cafe in Pittsboro, NC. They had the winning bid for the Light Wall Pavilion in the auction that ended June 11. Eventually, the Paviliion will be turned into one of the B&B bedrooms! To view the Light Wall in its new habitat, visit their Facebook page.
Designed and built to showcase reused materials, the Light Wall Pavilion is the culmination of the 2012 ReSpace design competition. Habitat Wake took one of the winning designs and, with the help of countless volunteers, built the Light Wall in a 48 hour blitz.
The pavilion includes a variety of materials donated or salvaged from around Wake County.
The sale of the Light Wall Pavilion will help Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore further the mission of Habitat Wake while also showcasing what can be done with reuse materials.
For more information about the ReSpace design competition, click here.
Starting Saturday, July 6th we will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. These will be our permanent Saturday hours moving forward and this change applies to both our Raleigh and Cary locations. We will still have our normal hours Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Thank you!
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:21-22
At our annual board meeting last Thursday, our board of directors approved a plan for Habitat Wake to serve 102 families in our fiscal year that begins on July 1. This is an increase of 19 families from this current fiscal year—or 23%!
This is more than sheer numbers. Think of the impact in the lives of those 102 families. It’s huge! Owning a home for the first time or having a long-time residence repaired makes a remarkable difference in all aspects of a family’s life. 32 families will have the opportunity to purchase a new or fully rehabbed home in Wake County. 35 families will have essential exterior repairs made to the homes they already own in the neighborhoods in which we are building throughout Wake County. And 35 families in western Honduras will be able to move from inadequate thatched roof, dirt floor homes to a modest home with a metal roof and concrete floor.
So, we’ll need at least 23% more of your prayers. And 23% more of your time and talent. We’ve created a budget that will need 18% more of your generosity—whether it is a donation or a purchase at one of our stores. I promise you that you’ll get more in return than you give.