We’d like to formally welcome these 29 students from Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania to North Carolina!
Collegiate Challenge is a nation-wide program that creates opportunities for college students to take Alternate Spring Break trips to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country. The students stay at Camp Royall in Pittsboro and work on our Construction sites for a week–they go home with great memories, construction skills, and new friends.
This group arrived (driving through six inches of snow!) on Sunday, and they began work in Pittsboro, Bear Creek, and Siler City today. We’re so glad that these students chose to come to North Carolina rather than a beach in Florida!
Did you know that some of the most addictive, dangerous drugs out there are often readily available to teens? Misuse of prescription drugs is prevalent among today’s youth–in a 2014 study, nearly 20% of high school students reporting abusing prescription drugs in the past year (source). Look in your own medicine cabinet. Do you have leftover painkillers from an injury or surgery? Please consider disposing of them properly to help keep them out of the hands of our youth.
Speaking of, do you know how to properly dispose of medication? Please, by all means, don’t flush it down the toilet! Flushing medications introduces pharmaceutical substances to our water system, which can negatively affect aquatic life and water quality.
In partnership with Chatham Cares Pharmacy, we’re hosting a medication take-back day here at Chatham Habitat on March 21st from 9-1 in the morning. The Sheriff’s Office will be here to properly dispose of your unused or expired medications, which is the most responsible choice you can make.
Christmas has arrived at the ReStore! Our annual Christmas Sale was this past Saturday, and our unofficial ReStore mascot “Buck” is decorated for the season! Buck was donated to the ReStore, and instead of selling him, our regular crew of volunteers decided to keep him in the back room. So far, he has been decorated for Halloween, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas.
Stop by the ReStore today to check out the remaining Christmas items for sale!
Do you have an amazon account? Would you like for a percentage of ALL of your purchases to go to Chatham Habitat?!
Once you have signed up, 0.05% of all your proceeds will come straight to Chatham Habitat!
Please call Anna Spears at (919) 542-0794 x222 if you have any questions or need help connecting your Amazon account with Chatham Habitat.
Thanks! And Happy Shopping!
Edit & Maria Louisa, representing both of the families, cut the cake they shared at the dedication
Last week, we dedicated two homes in Siler City–the Bacilio/Martinez Family and the Castillo Family homes. Both families have been working so hard for months to finish their sweat equity hours and homeownership classes, and they’re so ready to move in!
Representative Robert Rieves shares a few words of congratulations
We’d like to thank several people who came to these events and spoke eloquently about the meaning of a Habitat home. Thank you to Mr. Thom Iglesworth, one of Chatham Habitat’s founding Board Members. Thom joined us from Greensboro to talk about the impact that CHFH has made on our community over the last 25 years.
We’d also like to thank Chatham County Commissioner Brian Bock, who joined us to welcome this family to their new home. Brian spoke briefly and quoted the movie Life is Beautiful, giving the family a gift of bread, wine, and salt.
Additionally, we welcomed Representative Robert Rieves and Candidate for NC’s 2nd District Clay Aiken, both of whom offered kind words and generous congratulations to the families.
We’re so honored to have such a wonderful community to support our families as they become homeowners, and the dedications are always such a nice way to celebrate that.
Thanks for everyone who joined us, and congratulations to our two new families!!