2018 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RUN
When: Saturday, April 14th, at 9:00 am
Where: Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia
On the day of the Run, over 5,000 people come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in the county. The day is filled with a 5k Run and 2k Fun Walk, entertainment, games, food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration, combined with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations and has enabled them to raise over $18 million in the last fifteen years.2018 NATIONAL WOMEN BUILD WEEK
Developed by Habitat and Lowe’s, National Women Build Week is a unique opportunity where women can join other women to work together to build decent and affordable homes with Habitat homeowners. During this week, women are given the tools and resources to work together to build Habitat for Humanity homes, addressing the problem of substandard housing in a concrete and meaningful way. Habitat and Lowe’s encourage all women to volunteer—no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary. There are three days you can participate in 4/25 Lowe's How-To Clinic, 5/5 Construction Volunteer, and 5/12 Construction Volunteer. Click the below button and register for the event you want to attend. Register now as space is limited.
FORT MYERS,Fla. (March 6, 2018) – Chico's FAS, Inc. and its family of brands – Chico's, White House Black Market and Soma – today announced a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International aimed at empowering women to build strength, stability and independence through housing. “As a Company that serves women, Chico’s FAS is deeply committed to their well-being, health and empowerment. A safe, affordable home . . .Read More
3/8/2018 - 5/31/2018: Accepting in-store & online donations
4/1/2018 - 5/31/2018: $2 donation for every V-neck and Elbow sleeve slub sold
5/3/2018: A local Habitat Gaston staff member meet & greet from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Gastonia location.
Our local Chico's is located at 401 Cox Rd, Suite 171, Gastonia, NC 28054. Find their store hours and information by clicking here.
BUILD A HOUSE GOLF CLASSIC
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County is delighted to announce the results from their 1st Annual “Build a House” Golf Classic. The event took place at the beautiful Gaston Country Club this past Monday, April 2nd. 18 teams tee’d up with their Habitat green and blue golf balls for a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start that kicked off the first of several planned events for this year to celebrate Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County’s 30th Anniversary.
Teams from all around Gaston County participated in this event. Grateful appreciation to Lowery Financial Group and GSM Services for being the presenting sponsors, followed by Stephen Mitchell State Farm Insurance, Titus Greene and Firestone Grill, as our Gold Sponsors and Elevation Church, Reliable Appliance, Inc. and Joyce Holfeld as Silver Sponsors. Many thanks to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Chick-Fil-A, Spectrum Consultants, Inc., Custom Building Systems for their part in sponsoring this event and many others who sponsored tee box signs. We are very appreciative to Gaston Country Club, Golf Pro Thomas Troncoso and the special events banquet staff for their incredible support for this fundraiser.
2nd Place with a score of 56 were Alex Dean, Matt Ethridge, Chris Carver and Travis Dean.
1st Place Winners with a score of 53 were The Pointe Church team of Ray Hardee, Terry Rathman, Patrick Horneman and Brad Mulkey.
WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM
Sierra is the newest member of our program, but a familiar face. She worked as a volunteered with us for 160 hours back in 2016. It was during that time that she learned about the Habitat process and what it would take to be in the program. We are very proud of her!HOMEOWNER CLASSES
We would like to congratulate Oyaffa, Demetra, Cassie, and Shariff on graduating from our spring session of homeowner classes. JOHAN NEWCOMBE EVENT CENTER
May 5th 2018 @ 5:45 PM
Gaston Hospice's signature fundraiser Night of a Thousand Stars will be Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Johan Newcombe Event Center, 1840 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054. The fundraiser will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a reception, dinner and live auction. We have our special guests and Carolina's favorite, Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox performing that evening. To find out more about sponsorships and tickets please go to their website by clicking here.
Biggest event yet! Shelby and Gastonia chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 30th Anniversary. An incredible evening. Kudos to Chapter President, Christopher Gamble and Katina Gamble, you did an amazing job! Catering compliments of Fatz Cafe in Lincolnton, NC. Thank you, Jamel Farley and Devin Pennington.
2018 FAITH BUILD
See the miracle of your ministry in action
A Faith Build brings local churches together to raise walls, funds and prayers to build a house in partnership with a family in your community. It’s an opportunity to live out your church’s ministry, engage your congregation and see the miracle that occurs when God touches the hearts of new homeowners and the volunteers who worked alongside of them.
FIRST BUILD DAY
We would like to thank all the volunteers and homeowners who can to build with us on a cold and rainy day. We would especially like to thank St. Mark's Lutheran in Cherryville for hosting the first build day on our Thrivent Financial Faith Build.
THRIVENT FINANCIAL MEMBER DAY
ALVIN - ReStore Dock Manager
Alvin is a familiar face in a new position here at Habitat Gaston. Alvin has been working as a part-time driver for six years and has recently taken over the position of full-time Dock Manager. His recent retirement from the Gastonia Fire Department made this change possible. He truly enjoyed his time as an Engineer, Driver, and EMT with the Gastonia Fire Department and is looking forward to the next adventure as the Dock Manager. He spends his spare time with his beautiful wife Cheryl and the rest of his family. His current hobby involves caring for their 52 fruit trees in Shelby and spending time with his family.
50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
On the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Habitat for Humanity revisits the context of the act, its legacy, and the continuing need to address issues of housing access and affordability.
This collection of conversations represents just some of the voices still working today to help build a world of access, equality and opportunity for everyone — a world that represents what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the Beloved Community.”
“As we mark this anniversary, we renew our pledge to make the concept of a Beloved Community a reality,” says Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford. “This will never be a world of equality, of fairness, of human decency that leaves no room for poverty or prejudice or violence, unless we build it. And so we build.”
You can join us by pledging to help build the Beloved Community today and by sharing these stories and joining the #BelovedCommunity conversation. Through shelter, we empower.
To read more of the stories on Habitat.org please click below.
Goodwill - Community Resource Fair
The Gastonia Goodwill Job Connection will be hosting a Community Resource Fair to educate our community on various resources that may enhance their lifestyle. Come meet Kayla and Christina at the First United Methodist Church, 190 East Franklin Blvd. Gastonia NC 28052 on April 17, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm. To educate our community on various resources that may enhance their lifestyle.Chico's Gastonia
We would like to thank everyone who came out to Chico's to meet our Executive Director, Mary, on March 31st. If you missed the first one we will have another engagement there on May 3rd from 11-2.18 Groups in 2018
We are now scheduling Saturday pick-ups! If you are ready to schedule a pick-up complete our online form or give us a call (704) 854-3050. Not sure what we accept? Check the list to be sure. UPCYCLING
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VOLUNTEER APPRICIATION MONTH
We want our volunteers to know how much we appreciate them, not just this month, but all year long. From the volunteers who work with us in the ReStore and on construction to the ones that sit on our board and committees, we thank you. We are blessed to have so many individuals come together on a daily basis to make our mission possible.Carpenter's Ball
Thank you again to everyone who joined us. Not only did we meet our goal, but we passed it! From sponsors to ticket sales and auction bids every dollar made a difference.