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 are now available. To learn more click here.
BELK CHARITY SALE
We have partnered with Belk for a special event. Come to our office to purchase a ticket to a private event at Belk's on August 25, 2018, from 6-10AM. You will receive $5.00 off and the first 100 guest will receive a free gift card valued from $5 to $1,000. See ticket for details. The tickets are being sold for $5.00 each and are available 9-5 Mon-Fri at our office or 9-6 Mon-Fri & Sat 9-5 at our ReStore.
50% OFF SALE
From now until August 18, 2018, get 50% off desks, chairs, bookcases, sofas, chairs, and end tables.
2018 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
CITY PAYS TRIBUTE
to Habitat's Anniversary Gastonia chapter is celebrating three decades of service By Michael Barrett
Gastonia’s ongoing support of a nonprofit that strives to provide affordable housing has been demonstrated time and again over the last three decades.
But city leaders sought to reaffirm their relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County this month with a public showing of thanks and congratulations. They approved a proclamation that hails the organization for the innumerable positive effects it has had on the community, while commending it for reaching a noteworthy milestone in its 30th year of service.
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Mary Harris and a number of other key staff members were on hand to receive the declaration during a City Council meeting. And President John Lowery said there’s simply no way to overstate how much the charitable agency has depended on municipal support.
“To be honest with you, we could have never survived without the excellent partnership we have had with the city of Gastonia,” he said.Read full article. . .
DE LA GARZA FAMILIY DEDICATION!
The Dedication Ceremony is one of the final steps to becoming a Homeowner with the Habitat Homeownership Program. Linda and her family were thankful for all who attended and supported their family through this journey. Pictured left is Linda accepting the Bible from a Habitat Board Member, this presentation is just one of many significant parts of a Dedication Ceremony. On behalf of Habitat, we want to congratulate Linda and we cannot wait to see her on Closing Day!EPPES FAMILY GROUNDBREAKING!
This week our Future Homeowner Sandee took the next steps to become a Habitat Homeowner. Sandee came to the office to choose her options for her home, as well as sign her letter of intent to purchase her home. Sandee is very excited to begin construction on her home this fall. Sandee’s Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at the end of this month and we would love for anyone to attend.
JOHAN NEWCOMBE EVENT CENTER
We are currently off until September when we will start building with our partner Gaston Area Presbyterians (GAP).
We would like to wish a happy leave to Sara our Construction Manager. As many of you know she is expecting her first child and will not be onsite to build with us this fall. Throughout her whole pregnancy, she never slowed down on the build site. In fact, at times she sped up, by making sure our homes stayed on schedule regardless of the delays we experienced. We wish her and her husband the best on this upcoming build and hope she remembers it will be harder to keep a schedule this time!
2018-2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED WAY - DAY OF CARING - AUGUST 29TH
Volunteers can register for this event up until August 16th! Day of Caring will take place August 29, 2018. Participants are invited to a Kickoff Breakfast at the United Way office (200 E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia) at 8:00 am. Volunteer projects will take place between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm all around Gaston County.
- DAY OF CARING: August 29th
- Kickoff Breakfast: 8:00 am at United Way
- Projects: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
18 Groups in 2018
HABIAT FOR HUMANITY AND NISSAN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2018) — Nissan North America continues its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation to help build affordable homes in partnership with families in need of decent housing. Nissan’s contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America amount to more than $15.5 million over the past 13 years.
“There is a growing need for affordable housing across the U.S.,” said Nissan vice president of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility Rebecca Vest. “Nissan values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps build sustainable communities where our employees live and work. Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners, and their experiences affirm our corporate vision to enrich people’s lives.” Read More. . .
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Two-year study to identify effective strategies for improving communities
ATLANTA (July 17, 2018) – Strong community advocacy and a bit of elbow grease can change a neighborhood’s outlook for the better. It just takes the right strategy.
Habitat for Humanity, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is launching a two-year effort to study the health and quality of life impact of a neighborhood revitalization approach that puts residents in the driver’s seat for change, with a focus on six neighborhoods across America.
The communities involved in the study are in the following cities: Click here to see the cities. . .
BAGS, BOXES, AND NEWSPAPER
We would like to thank all our customers who donate used grocery bags, boxes, and newspaper. This is a tremendous help to our operations and we appreciate it. If you would like to donate some just bring them by the store on M-F 9-6 and Sat 9-5.
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
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.