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2022 ReStore ReUse Contest Winners Announced

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Congratulations to the winners of our 11th annual ReStore ReUse Contest! Thanks to all entrants for sharing your creativity and talent for a chance to win.

What’s Cooking: Meet Blueprint Breakfast Chef Steven Goff

Chef and owner of Tastee Diner Steven Goff shares why supporting nonprofits is so important to him.

Local Chefs Prepare Plates Reflective of Home at 10/13 Blueprint Breakfast

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Join AAHH and some of Asheville’s culinary best on Thursday 10/13/22 for a fun and delicious evening of creative cuisine and craft beverages in support of one of our region’s most pressing issues– housing.

“Never in my wildest dreams”

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Alexander homeowner of 44 years now can live safely navigate her property, thanks to Habitat’s Home Repair program.

Women building community- one affordable home at a time

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Learn all things Women Build- what it’s all about, the history and how to get involved to help us build another energy-efficient, affordable home in West Asheville.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

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Hundreds of Asheville Habitat volunteers were celebrated and thanked at Highland Brewing on April 20th during a National Volunteer Appreciation Week event.

Meet office volunteers Aaron Finkel and Steven Casciato

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Affectionately dubbed “The Boys,” Aaron Finkel and Steven Casciato are our exceedingly dedicated volunteers tasked with conquering piles of waivers and sign-in sheets ­– a task vital to the efficient operation of our large volunteer program.

Home Repair through the eyes of volunteer Austin Brown

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If you ask Austin Brown about his favorite moment as a volunteer with Asheville Habitat, his answer might sound like a platitude: “they all are.” But that is not a brush-off.

Habitat receives transformational gift from MacKenzie Scott

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Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity International and 83 Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott

Asheville Habitat will use gift to address affordable housing shortage in Buncombe and Madison Counties

ASHEVILLE, NC (March 22, 2022) — Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, along with Habitat for Humanity International and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received $436 million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. [Of that, Asheville Habitat received $5M.] This transformational donation will substantially help further Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has equitable access to a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

“We are incredibly grateful and honored to receive this gift. It comes at an opportune time as we are finalizing our ambitious five-year strategic plan that will keep us on track to realize our current 10-year vision of serving another 1,000 families by 2028,” shared Andy Barnett, Executive Director of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

Over the next 3-5 years, Asheville Habitat will use the $5 million donation to ramp up its home repair program, accelerate its new home construction program in Buncombe County, expand services to Madison County, and secure land to build future Habitat neighborhoods.

Affordable housing is needed more than ever before. Housing costs far outweigh local salaries and nearly half of all households in Buncombe County (48.5 percent) are “cost-burdened,” meaning that they pay more than 30 percent of income toward housing. Nearly two in five households in Buncombe are “severely” cost-burdened, paying half of more of all income to meet housing costs. “Receiving these generous and unrestricted funds allows us to scale up our work and meet more of the growing needs of our region,” added Barnett.

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About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, 2,000 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat, a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, and how you can get involved at ashevillehabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in south Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

 

 

 

 

ReStore Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re struggling with the process of giving this year, consider stopping by the ReStore to try an idea from this guide. The ReStore makes for a reliable source of secondhand gifts that support safe, affordable housing with every purchase. No matter what you buy, your patronage allows us to help more families spend the holidays in the comfort of their own home. How’s that for a gift?

Tag Archive for: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Tag Archive for: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Trivia Night in Madison County

Test your trivia knowledge on Thursday, December 1st at Mars Hill Brewing Company! There will be a bonus round of Habitat for Humanity-specific questions. Participants will receive a FREE pint glass and be entered in a raffle for a chance to win Navitat Zipline passes. Questions? Please reach out to Dylan Davis at johnathan_davis@mhu.edu or Stephanie Wallace at SWallace@ashevillehabitat.org. We hope to see you there!

 

Weaverville ReStore 3rd Anniversary Sale

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The Asheville Habitat ReStore in Weaverville is thanking customers and celebrating its 3rd Anniversary by offering 25% off storewide on Saturday, July 30th.  Enjoy the lowest prices of the year when you shop the Asheville Habitat ReStore in Weaverville to find exactly what you want…or never knew you needed. Whether you’re seeking furniture, housewares, or art visit the Habitat ReStore at 61 Weaver Blvd. in Weaverville on Saturday, July 30th. Sale hours are 10am to 6pm, and please note the discount is only applicable in the Weaverville Habitat ReStore.    

PicklePalooza 2022

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Join us for the 2nd Annual PicklePalooza hosted by DJ’s Pickles and Blue Ghost Brewing! Food, music, drinks, games, and family fun!
$5 admission benefits Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Blueprint Breakfast for Dinner

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Join us for Blueprint Breakfast FOR DINNER!

This exciting event brings together some of Asheville’s best chefs, all to support the construction of an affordable home in West Asheville.

Tickets includes seven unique plates and two complimentary drinks, plus music by Firecracker Jazz Band, cash bar, door prizes, and stories from Habitat homeowners.

Sponsorship opportunities available now. Learn more.

Tickets now on sale! Click here to purchase.

Carolina Day 551 Run

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A fundraiser for Asheville Habitat’s Student Build House. This 5K starts at 9am at Carolina Day School and entry fee is just $20. Please pay cash in- person on race day. Come out to run, jog or walk in this family-friendly event to support affordable housing! Find details here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da9a728a6f4c61-carolina

Holidaze for Habitat

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WNCW is hosting Holidaze for Habitat, a benefit concert for Asheville Habitat. Seven great acts! Come out for a night of great music for a great cause! Tickets on sale at theorangepeel.net.

Holidaze For Habitat Acoustic Syndicate

 

Blue Mountain Pizza Fundraiser

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Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville has designated Asheville Habitat as the beneficiary of it’s “Third Thursday Fundraiser” in September. 10% of proceeds from sales on September 17 will be donated to us! Currently, Take-Out only. Visit their website to see the menu and place your order on Thursday, September 17th!

Homeownership Information Session – 2pm

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Come learn more about Habitat’s affordable homeownership program, and whether it’s right for you, in this 1-hour Info Session. A staff member will be available to work with you one-on-one to get your application started (after the presentation), if you bring proof of income with you.

No pre-registration required. Questions? Call 828-251-5702.

Homeownership Information Session – 6pm

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Come learn more about Habitat’s affordable homeownership program, and whether it’s right for you, in this 1-hour Info Session. A staff member will be available to work with you one-on-one to get your application started (after the presentation), if you bring proof of income with you.

No pre-registration required. Questions? Call 828-251-5702.

Homeownership Information Session – 10am

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Come learn more about Habitat’s affordable homeownership program, and whether it’s right for you, in this 1-hour Info Session. A staff member will be available to work with you one-on-one to get your application started (after the presentation), if you bring proof of income with you.

No pre-registration required. Questions? Call 828-251-5702.