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.
…walk into a bar. No, seriously. Last Friday, we hosted the Triangle Business Journal’s (TBJ) annual 40 Under 40 leadership award winners. I had the opportunity to work on our Apex build site with these young leaders from throughout the Triangle region. My afternoon crew consisted of the aforementioned pair of lawyers, a marketing professional, and a pharmacist.
At Habitat, this is how we build. It’s not accidental. Our mission statement says that we seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together. We’ve learned over the years that it’s not just about construction projects, but more so about the relationships that are built in the process.
What can two lawyers, a pharmacist and a marketing guy get done in a few short hours? Well, they completed the exterior house wrap on one home and then jumped over and helped put on the top plates on the house next door to ready it for roof truss installation. If you ask them, I’m sure they would tell you they were pleased with what they accomplished, but I’m sure they’d add that they had an opportunity to get to know each other while they worked—something that TBJ seeks to do among the 40 Under 40 cohort.
Yesterday at lunch we celebrated with these 40 Under 40 winners and thanks to a clever idea from TBJ publisher, Bryan Hamilton, we raised over $10,000 to keep building for more families in need. For each word beyond three that an award winner uttered in their acceptance speech—they agreed to donate $25 for Habitat!