It is amazing that June is already here! We wanted to say thank you to all the volunteers and donors who supported our mission during the Community Foundation Run 2018 and the 2018 National Women Build Week. If you did not have a chance to participate in these events look below for upcoming opportunities.
2018 CARPENTERS BALL
THIS YEAR'S CARPENTERS BALL IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA. This event is Habitat Gaston’s major fundraising event. The event includes dinner, live music, dancing and best of all a live and silent auction. Please join us on September 29, 2018, as we celebrate our 30th year in Gaston County. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities will be made available soon.GASTON GRIZZLIES NIGHT
Come meet us at the ballpark on June 15th! Stop by the ReStore or our office to purchase tickets to Habitat for Humanity Night with Gaston Grizzlies. $5.00 from every ticket we sell will be donated to us. The $15 ticket includes all-you-can-eat chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, water, and soda.
At the end of May, Ashley closed on her Habitat Home. Ashley entered the Homeownership Program in the Fall of 2017. Ashley demonstrated hard work and perseverance throughout the program. She was supported along the way by her friends and family, which played a key role in the overall process. Ashley is thankful for the Homeownership Program and cannot wait to begin living in her dream home with her two children. On behalf of the staff at Habitat and all those who supported and contributed to Ashley, her family, and her home; we want to say congratulations! JOHAN NEWCOMBE EVENT CENTER
Habitat Gaston's Johan Newcombe Event Center was proud to be the venue for an investor education event hosted by FINRA and the NC Secretary of State Securities Division. Special guest speaker, Congressman Patrick McHenry.
See the miracle of your ministry in action: 2018 Thrivent Faith Build
Building more together
Thrivent and Habitat started their partnership in 2005 with a mission of helping families obtain safe, affordable shelter – a cornerstone of becoming financially secure. Thrivent members and other volunteers are empowered to make a difference in their local communities, across the U.S. and across the globe to make a real difference for families and individuals.
The goal of this campaign is to raise $51,000 from the faith based community to match the $51,000 that Thrivent Financial has generously offered us as a match for this build! That means that your donation to the Thrivent Faith Build will be doubled!
Thank you to those who have already contributed, hosted, or volunteered on this project:
|St. Mark's||St. Paul's Evangelical||Grace Baptist|
ELEVATION LOVE WEEK 2018
18 Groups in 2018
ATLANTA (May 21, 2018) – Helping to meet the need for affordable housing in the U.S., more than 350 AmeriCorps members and 75 alumni will build or repair 22 homes during Habitat for Humanity’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon in Raleigh, North Carolina, this week.
On May 20-26, AmeriCorps members will work alongside future homeowners to help build 12 new houses and work on 10 home preservation projects in the Crosstowne neighborhood of Raleigh. Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will be hosting this year’s AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, making it its fourth time hosting the weeklong blitz build event. Read More. . .
HABITAT VOLUNTEER VISITED ALL 50 STATES
Like many new retirees, Darrell Gilmore wanted to travel. But there were no cruises or jet-setting for him — just the opposite.
In January 2017, the former corporate executive and 32-year Habitat volunteer from Bloomington, Indiana, hitched up a camper to his truck with a goal of volunteering with Habitat in all 50 states — in a year’s time.
It took some doing, but just before Thanksgiving, Gilmore celebrated number 50 when he helped build a Habitat house in Hobbs, New Mexico. After some reflection, he’s ready to share some of what he learned during his nationwide adventure. Read More. . .
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 CONTEST
We would like to congratulate our first Upcycle winner, Crystal! She bought an old chandelier and some glass dishes and created a beautiful bird feeder! She removed the old wiring and bulb fixtures, cleaned the piece, sprayed it in her favorite color, and then glued bowls in place of the bulb fixtures. This is an amazing project for her and the birds! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and enjoyed your discount.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
Do you have a knack for fixing things? Do you enjoy getting to meet new people? Do you love to help your community? If so, we are looking for you. The ReStore is in search of some volunteers to help us. We have availability in the “Fix-it” shop and out in the retail area. If you have a few hours or a day to spare each week give us a call.
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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.