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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.

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.

2021 ReStore ReUse Contest Winners Announced

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We are pleased to announce the winners of its tenth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. Entries were judged on quality of design and execution; replicability of concept; clarity of description; and quality of photos.

Hike for Habitat to Raise Funds for Women Build

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Following a successful virtual Spring Hike Series, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Blue Ridge Hiking Company are excited to announce the fall version of Hike for Habitat: presented by Jennifer Pharr Davis– in-person guided hikes September 15-18 that will raise funds for Women Build. Habitat International’s Women Build program empowers women to build – and advocate for – affordable housing in their communities. To date, fifteen Women Build houses have been built in Buncombe County by Asheville Area Habitat, and another is now underway in Habitat’s New Heights neighborhood in West Asheville.

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Hand-picked routes by Jennifer Pharr Davis, internationally recognized hiker, author, speaker, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and new appointee to the President’s Council of Sports, Fitness and Nutrition offer opportunities of various length, location, and ability. Hikes are available on September 15-18. All genders are welcome and the minimum suggested donation to participate is $250– 100% of which will go towards Asheville Habitat’s Women Build program. Participants can opt to make the donation via credit card or check, or crowd-fund to raise the funds. All participants will also be invited to a kick-off event on September 15th at Smokey Park Supper Club. To see hike options, what is included and how to register, visit: https://blueridgehikingco.com/overnights/hikeforhabitat.

Hiking helps improve mental and physical health. So  does a healthy home. Asheville Habitat homes are Healthy Built, providing homeowners with ongoing comfort and safety. Adults and children who previously experienced respiratory disease due to mold and mildew, illness from lead exposure or toxic heat sources, and psychological disorders due to financial pressures, experience improved mental, physical and emotional health once the conditions of unhealthy, unsafe homes are eliminated. So, join Hike for Habitat to help yourself and a local family in need of a healthy, stable and affordable home.

Not interested in hiking, but want to support Women Build? Visit ashevillehabitat.org or click here to make a secure online donation now.

(BACK ON) Partnership Provides Unique Volunteer Opportunities

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We are thrilled to be the non-profit partner of the 2020 Southern Living Idea House! Proceeds from ticket sales are expected to raise enough to build an entire Habitat home! Built by Buchanan Construction in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, this 3,500 square foot, Victorian-inspired timeless farmhouse will open for tours on Wednesday, July 29th.

Grand Opening Set for New ReStore

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Following a 9:30am ribbon cutting, we will officially open the doors to shoppers at 10am for the Weaverville ReStore Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, August 24th.  The community is invited to celebrate, shop, and enjoy give-aways, refreshments, and live radio (98.1).

Located in the Weaverville Crossings shopping plaza (61 Weaver Blvd.) in the space previously occupied by ACE Hardware, our new ReStore will offer much of the same merchandise as the flagship Asheville store: gently used furniture, housewares, appliances, building supplies, art and more. There will be a donation drop-off lane and plenty of parking. Hours will be 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

“We are thrilled to join the Weaverville community and look forward to providing the northern part of the county with another source of affordable home goods, as well as a place for people to donate building materials, appliances, furniture and more,” added Susan Haynes, Weaverville ReStore Manager. Haynes, previously Assistant Manager of the Asheville ReStore, is joined by Eric Tamila, Weaverville ReStore Assistant Manager. Tamila is a long-time supervisor from the Asheville Habitat ReStore. Two ReStore associates will round out the small team.

One of the first Habitat ReStores in the country, the Asheville Habitat ReStore opened in 1990 on Biltmore Avenue where it remained for thirteen years. After a major renovation of the donated Pearlman Carpet warehouse, the ReStore settled into its existing site at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village in 2003. Today, the Asheville Habitat ReStore is a leader among 900+ Habitat ReStores nationwide, garners annual recognition as best Used Furniture Store (non-profit) in the Mountain Xpress’ Best of WNC, and has become a destination for shoppers in Buncombe County and beyond.

Please join us in Weaverville on Saturday, August 24th to celebrate the much-anticipated opening of our second ReStore!

 

Commitment to Service Deserves Celebration

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By Kristen Keefer

Through a combined effort led by ReStore Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Burgin, the annual ReStore Volunteer Appreciation Party was a huge success! On Tuesday, September 20th, more than 150 attendees gathered at Highland Brewing Company in their new event space and savored a beautiful spread of food prepared lovingly by Events Committee chair Alice Donnelly. Volunteers, staff, and their guests also enjoyed live music performed by Hank Bones while sharing in the company of one another throughout the evening.

ReStore Manager Scott Stetson, began the program with a warm welcome while sharing his appreciation for how largely volunteer efforts contribute to a thriving ReStore; efforts that ultimately contribute to the Habitat’s ability to create affordable housing. Future homeowner Heidi Chapman and her two sons took the stage next, expressing excitement and gratitude. Executive Director Andy Barnett followed, interweaving volunteer contributions to the global impact of Habitat’s tithing program. For every home built in Buncombe County, Asheville Habitat tithes to affiliates in Guatemala, Malawi, Haiti, Bangladesh, or Egypt. This incredible tithe program is made possible through many efforts, including our volunteers’ unwavering commitment to service at Habitat.

Next came awards for length of service. Katie Caron, Diane McLean, Dan Shackelford, Arnold Willen, and Marci Windham were all recognized for volunteering for 5 years at the ReStore. Anne Connelly, Bruce Emory, Daphne Fox, Jim Goodson, Sherry Griffith, Connie Koiner, Laura Lowe, Jane Parmley, Betty Jo Readling, Ron Schmid, and Trina Summers were recognized for 10 years of volunteer service. Phil Casey, Bill Crownover, and Alan Williams were recognized for 15 years of service. Additional awards went to Helen Andrews and Bruce Tettemer. And, Shirley Studwell was presented with a special award for sharing her time and talent with Asheville Area Habitat for 25 years!

Thank you volunteers, new and long-standing, for all of your efforts! Day after day your talent, effort, and spirit make the ReStore a special place to be. Without your dedication, operating the Restore, and building homes both locally and globally would not be possible. Your joyful participation at the ReStore and your commitment to Habitat’s mission truly does make a world of a difference!

23 Years and Still Going Strong

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Last Friday, under a hot end-of-summer sun, we kicked off Labor Day weekend “Habitat-style”. With the help of local United Methodist and Presbyterian churches, Elisabeth Pallante and her husband Joshua London celebrated new beginnings as they raised the very first wall of their new home.

Local Presbyterian and United Methodist churches have been helping Asheville Area Habitat build homes for 23 years now; each year renewing their commitment to provide funds and volunteers to help build. This year, members of the various congregations along with the London-Pallante family and Habitat staffers socialized over lunch before raising the first wall. View pictures here.

We are grateful to these sponsoring Presbyterian Churches (PC) and United Methodist Churches (UMC):

Abernethy UMC
Asbury Memorial UMC
Central UMC
Christ UMC
Francis Asbury UMC
Grace UMC
Groce UMC
Oak Hill UMC
Oakley UMC
Sardis UMC
Skyland UMC
Snow Hill UMC
St. Paul’s UMC
Trinity UMC
Black Mountain PC
Christ Community Church – Montreat
First Presbyterian Church of Asheville
Grace Covenant PC
New Hope PC
Reems Creek-Beech PC
Warren Wilson PC
West Asheville PC

And did you know that each home’s lot has a sponsor that helps to offset the cost of purchasing and developing the land for the home. An Adopt-a-Lot sponsor donates $10,000 and a challenge grant supports the remaining $5,000 needed for each lot. We are grateful for this home’s Adopt-a-Lot sponsors: David M. Greiner & James A. Gray.

Habitat Celebrates Completion of 9th “Women Build” Home

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On Friday, August 22nd at 3:30pm in Swannanoa, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a key presentation ceremony to celebrate the completion of its 9th Women Build home and the beginning of the Stynka family’s new future. With Women Build as the sponsor, the majority of the home was built by women from all walks of life—from college-aged volunteers to retirees.

Andrei and Rodika Stynka, the partner family, are scheduled to officially close on the home the following week. After putting in 400 hours of “sweat equity” at Habitat’s jobsites, ReStore, and in homeownership preparation classes the family will become legal Habitat homeowners with an affordable 0% interest mortgage. With their two young children they will start a new life in a community surrounded by Habitat neighbors they met during their sweat equity process.

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. The purpose of Women Build is not to exclude men, but to focus on including women in the home building process. The house is mostly built by female volunteers and construction supervisors. A team of women comprise the Women Build advocacy team (WOMbats), and the major sponsors are predominantly female. Major sponsors for this particular Women Build house are: Global Village Teams in Support of Women Build, Minigowin Fund, Publix Super Markets Charities, and “The Three Marthas”. Lowe’s is the national underwriter of the Women Build program. Additionally, the WOMbats raised money using an online crowd-sourcing platform.

This year, the WOMbats focused on a “recipe” theme. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite hand-written recipe which will be included in an album and presented as a gift to the family. The recipe theme represents the many “ingredients” which are needed to build the home: community support, donors, volunteers, building materials, and a partner family. A recipe for success!

Enjoy a Special Evening at the Biltmore Estate to help Habitat

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Save the Date – Friday, October 10th

Asheville Area Habitat is thrilled to be the beneficiary of the 2014 Annual Biltmore Benefit, co-hosted by Colton Groome and Company. The event will take place on the evening of Friday, October 10th and funds raised will support our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Home Repair Program in the Shiloh Community in South Asheville.

Guests will begin the evening at the Statue of Diana at Biltmore for an outdoor reception overlooking Biltmore House and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, an elegant four-course dinner prepared by Estate chefs, dancing… and an exciting surprise at the close of the event.

Tickets are on sale now. Purchase or pledge your Sponsorship soon before this year’s event sells out. If you would like to receive information, please call 828-225-1218 and leave your name, and mailing or email address and event information will be sent to you soon.

 

 

 

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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!

 

Asheville ReStore Fall Sale

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Score the best deals of the year at the Asheville Habitat ReStore! Sale hours are 9am to 6pm and everything is 25% off! Find exactly what you need, or things you never knew you wanted: from furniture to housewares to appliances and art – all at discounted prices.

Please note: discount applies to AVL store only, not WVL.

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.    

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

Hike for Habitat presented by Jennifer Pharr Davis

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Jennifer Pharr Davis and her Blue Ridge Hiking Company have partnered with us to help raise money for Women Build!

Hike for health, happiness, and home! Following a successful self-guided Spring Hiking Series, we’re pleased to announce the Fall version of Hike for Habitat: in-person guided hikes! Join us for a day of empowerment, community, and self-care to raise funds for Asheville Habitat’s Women Build program. All genders welcome! Experienced guides from Blue Ridge Hiking Company are offering a number of hike options of varying length and location. Learn more and register for this fundraiser for Women Build here.

Blood Drive

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AAHH ReStore is hosting The Blood Connection for a summer blood drive.

Join us between 9am and 2pm to “be part of the connection.” Drop by or secure your spot in advance here: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/126661

All donors will receive a $20 gift card to the AAHH Restore!

Habitat For Humanity Asheville July 12 Edited

 

Curry Court Open House

Looking to buy an affordable home?  Know someone who is?

Join us Wednesday, June 26 at 1 Curry Court in Candler to tour a Habitat townhome and see if our affordable homeownership program is right for you.

Drop on in – we’ll be showing off our energy-efficient, Green Built certified, Arts & Crafts style homes from 4-7pm.

Built To Last – A Concert Benefiting Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity Featuring Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats

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Join AAHH, Ambrose West, and Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats for a benefit concert.

WHEN: Saturday June 1st, 2019

WHERE: Ambrose West 312 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806

TICKETS: $40 VIP 1st 3 Rows Seated / $30 General Admission Seated / $20 Standing Room Only

SEATING: Seated & Standing Room

AGES: All

DOORS FOR VIP MIXER: 5:30pm

VIP MIXER: 5:30-7pm

DOORS FOR SHOW: 7pm

SHOW: 8pm

All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity as well as all other donations made at the event.

Event presented by Team Browne of Keller Williams Professionals and The Kim Winters Team of Movement Mortgage and Ambrose West.

Rock The House – Third Annual Singalong and Dance Party

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The Women Build Advocacy Team (WomBATs) proudly announces the Third Annual Singalong and Dance Party fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 14th Women Build House !

Join us as we hear live music from the band The Flashbacks, covering songs from the 60’s and 70’s that will make you want to sing–and–dance along.

It’s free to attend this event, but we will be asking you to make a donation in support of Women Build. We’re going to have lots of fun ways for you to make donations large and small, so bring your wallets as well as your dancing shoes!

Hor d’oeuvres and sweets will be served, along with wine and beer (cash bar). Two drinks are on us.

Doors open at 6:30 for food and mingling. Music starts at 7:00.

This is a FREE event, but there are a limited number of tickets available so please REGISTER to be sure you’ll be where it’s happening!

Homeownership Information Session

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Asheville Area Habitat builds affordable, energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses and townhomes that are sold to qualifying buyers who repay an affordable mortgage (serviced by Habitat). Applicants must qualify based on Residency Status, Need, Ability to Pay, and Willingness to Partner (see below for details).

We are currently accepting applications for our new 12-home Curry Court neighborhood in Candler.

For more details on the home ownership program, potential applicants are encouraged to attend an Information Session (see dates below). The sessions are held at Asheville Area Habitat Administrative Office at 33 Meadow Road.

Additional Upcoming Information Sessions

The following 1- hour sessions will take place at Habitat’s Administrative Office at 33 Meadow Road, Asheville, NC

Saturday 3/2/19 at 10 am

Wednesday 3/20/19 at 6pm

Wednesday 4/17/19 at 6pm

Please note: in the case of inclement weather, Habitat will follow Asheville City School closings.