Behind the Scenes of Habitat For Humanity

November 30, 2016  |  by Bree Carrington

Throughout my time as an intern with Habitat for Humanity, I have had the opportunity to experience the journey of the families who will soon own their own homes. From the start to the finish line, I want to give you an inside look! Read more

Introducing the 2016-2017 Logo by Elaine O’Neil

September 13, 2016  |  by Hannah Strom

Celebrating the history and future of the Northside neighborhood  As many of you know, we have an exciting year ahead building new homes and repairing existing homes in the Northside neighborhood in downtown Chapel Hill. Multiple organizations helped make this possible, including the… Read more

Going...going...gone: The Inside Scoop on our Daily Deals and Silent Auction

August 4, 2016  |  by Caitlyn West

  If you’ve ever been to the ReStore, you might remember that almost every item in the store has a large colorful tag on it: pink, green, yellow, orange or red. This  rotating tag discount system differentiates between items that have been in the store longer than others (… Read more

Volunteering at the ReStore

July 21, 2016

Did you know that you could volunteer with Habitat for Humanity without ever stepping foot onto a construction site? That’s right, people of all ages can volunteer at The Habitat for Humanity ReStore! Some of the roles you can take on as a volunteer include:  Functionality T… Read more

Over 100 UNC student athletes volunteer with Orange Habitat

July 18, 2016  |  by Hannah Strom

Over 100 UNC student athletes—including the entire football team—came out to build at Tinnin Woods last Saturday. This was by far the largest volunteer day that Orange Habitat has ever had (so big—we had to take a panorama to include all of the volunteers). In addition to… Read more

How to Donate to the ReStore

July 13, 2016  |  by Caitlyn West

  Are you getting ready to remodel your home? You know that sofa really needs to be replaced. And you still have that lava lamp from 2001. Don’t take it to the landfill; take it to the Habitat ReStore! The Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties is a donor-c… Read more

A long, long time ago (actually only 7 years ago) the Orange Durham ReStore Was Born

July 7, 2016  |  by Caitlyn West

  Did you know that you can build a Habitat for Humanity home without ever picking up a hammer? In 1991, the first Habitat for Humanity ReStore was launched in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since then, ReStores have expanded to more than 920 stores in five countries and have raised over $100 … Read more

"From House to Home" In Conversation with LisaMarie

May 10, 2016  |  by LisaMarie

Future homeowner Suyapa Mejia and Keynote Speaker LisaMarie pose for a photo at Women Build Day. Thanks to LisaMarie for writing this guest blog post!    On Saturday, April 30, I was honored to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Day as we… Read more

High Heels, Hard Hats, and Good Times

April 19, 2016  |  by Andrea Griffith Cash

Thank you to Andrea Griffith Cash, VP of Content for Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine for writing this guest blog post. The post was originally published by Chapel Hill Magazine.  I know it doesn’t help, letting you know this after the fact. But Habitat for Humanit… Read more

The Lunch Crew Retires After 10 Years of Service

March 2, 2016  |  by Hannah Strom

At Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, our homes are built primarily by volunteers. One particular group of volunteers is known as the “Wednesday Crew.” The Wednesday Crew was founded in 1995 by a group of mostly retired men and women who wanted to volunteer during the week.… Read more