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26 Aug , 2013

This past Saturday, I made it a point to stop by the Jubilee community in Wake Forest to see the great work that was happening there with our A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) exterior home repair program.

I found a great community comprised of volunteers, homeowners, and neighbors busy at work painting, landscaping, and doing minor carpentry work—but most of all sharing an abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and pride. I met a homeowner who has recently completed breast cancer treatment who was so pleased to have volunteer support to help her home “recover” just as she was recovering. Her husband was busy with neighborhood church volunteers sprucing up the back deck of their home.

The exterior repairs are needed to help families extend their time in the homes they have occupied for decades. More than just a fresh look—ABWK brings a tangible sense of hope to communities. The activity is contagious–people have a different attitude about the community and the upward cycle begins. 35 families are benefitting directly from this program this year, but scores of others will benefit by being caught up in this cycle!

If you haven’t tried out ABWK—sign up now. For no other reason than to catch the contagious enthusiasm of our site supervisor Roxanne and other dedicated volunteer leaders. After a day of labor and community building—you will definitely thank yourself!

Guest Blog: 2LittleSuperheroes | 12 DIY ReStore Projects

16 Aug , 2013

Danielle 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.

Here is a little tour of what I found today at the Raleigh ReStore and what crafty Pinterest projects you could make with these supplies.


Source: Yankee Belle

plate-plattersSource: Joys Hope

chalkboard-plateSource: Uncommon Designs


orange-arrowcandleSource: Addicted 2 Decorating

DragonfliesSource: Garden Art

teacup-spindleSource: Rockies Crafts


orange-arrownumberhooksSource: The Shabby Nest

numbereddresserSource: Cozy Cottage Cute

sarah'shouse1Source: Sarah Richardson

numberedbasketsSource: I Heart Organizing




Source: Knock Off Decor

chalkboard-tinsSource: Barn Number 2

So now there’s no excuse not to complete a few of those Pinterest pins.


14 Aug , 2013

The American Bar Association House of Delegates at the 2013 annual meeting adopted a resolution supporting adequate housing for all as a human right around the world! Check out the brief, but powerful resolution.

1 August 2013 | ReStore

9 Aug , 2013

Yesterday, we hosted Frank Reed, Habitat for Humanity International’s, National Director of ReStore Support.  Frank came to congratulate our ReStore staff and volunteers on the results from our most recent fiscal year, where sales grew by 18% and the contribution to our mission reached nearly $900,000!  He also left us with many great ideas on how to continue to grow this part of our work and serve even more families in the future.

Many thanks to those who donate to our ReStores in Raleigh and Cary and to those who shop and purchase from us.  Your acts help many families in need while diverting useful items from our landfills.   You are making a huge difference in our community!

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
2420 Raleigh Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604-2235
Phone 919.833.1999
Fax 919.833.8256
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStore

Store hours:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and Mondays