Annie & Carmen Journal-PatriotAnnie Wyatt and Carmen James were recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to Wilkes Habitat for Humanity at our donor and volunteer appreciation banquet, held on Thursday, September 4th at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church.

Annie Wyatt is the single biggest contributor of volunteer hours in Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s history. In addition to that outstanding service achievement, Annie is also the top contributor of volunteer hours to our local Women Build program and the Habitat ReStore as well. Annie continues to be an inspiration and a blessing to our homebuyers, volunteers and staff alike, and we felt it was long past time to recognize and thank her for her achievements.

Carmen James was recognized for her hundreds of hours of volunteer service behind the scenes, helping the organization navigate legal processes under the many new regulations placed on mortgage lenders like Habitat in recent years. Although her service may not be as visible as work on the build site or in the ReStore, it has been every bit as valuable in allowing our ministry to thrive in a time of great change and uncertainty.

Photo courtesy of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

Mother's Day

This mother’s day, honor your mother – or another special woman in your life – with a $50 gift in support of Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s newest Women Build home. A gift of $50 sponsors approximately one square foot of the home, giving your honoree a lasting gift that makes affordable home-ownership a reality for another hard working Wilkes County family.

Learn more about our Mother’s Day gifts on our Women Build page.

The Big Cheese 2014 - Winner Mike DancyOn Friday, March 14th, Mike Dancy was crowned The Big Cheese in 2014 for his record-breaking fundraising efforts in support of Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing ministry. Mike raised $10,303 dollars as part of his campaign to become this year’s Big Cheese, and can be seen here receiving the crown from 2013 Big Cheese winner Ken Canter.

Also in the top three for this year’s campaign are Steve Key of Weyerhaeuser & Taupe Gallery, and Danny Holman; a former board president of Wilkes Habitat for Humanity.

In total, our ten contestants raised over $26,000 this year, making this our most successful campaign in history. To Mike Dancy, Danny Holman, Bill Hurd, Mayor Robert L. Johnson, Steve Key, Amanda Pendry, Marcia Reynolds, Viki Taylor, Nancy Watson, and Laura Welborn: we are incredibly grateful for the hard work and energy you put into supporting our homebuyers through this campaign!

We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the donors who supported Habitat by contributing to each of these great individuals in their effort to be The Big Cheese.

The Big Cheese Ball

We would like to invite everyone to join us for The Big Cheese Ball - Friday, March 14th, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Oakwoods County Club – 541 Clubhouse Drive, Wilkesboro, NC. The event has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather last Friday.

This fun event will feature plenty of food (including cheese, of course!), refreshments, and the crowning of The Big Cheese in 2014! Ten wonderful Habitat supporters have joined our 2nd Annual Big Cheese campaign – a friendly fundraising competition supporting Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding fund – and this is the event that will cap it all off. It’s free to attend, so please invite your friends & family to join us at the ball.

For more information about this year’s Big Cheese campaign, please continue reading…


Wilkes Habitat for Humanity is holding our 2nd Annual Big Cheese Competition – a friendly contest to find out who will be The Big Cheese in Wilkes County in 2014. Ten intrepid Habitat supporters have taken the challenge and joined the competition, each agreeing to raise at least $500 for Wilkes Habitat for Humanity. The person who raises the most funds between January 1st & March 1st will be crowned the Big Cheese in Wilkes County for 2014.


Mike Dancy – Wilkes County Schools

Mike worked for many years with the Wilkes County Schools before retiring in June 2013; serving most recently as principal of Wilkesboro Elementary School.


Danny Holman – Holman Opportunities, LLC

Danny is principle owner of Holman Opportunities and served for many years with Lowe’s, most recently as Director of Planogramming. Danny also served 6 years on the board of directors of Wilkes HFH, including 3 as president.

Bill Hurd – Carolina Communications Consultants, LLC

Bill is principle owner of Carolina Communications Consultants, and is an advertising specialist who spent many years with Lowe’s.


Robert L. Johnson – Mayor, North Wilkesboro

Robert is an electrical contractor and the Mayor of North Wilkesboro, a position in which he has served since December 2009. Robert previously served as a Town Commissioner from 1981 to 1993, and then was elected again in 2001.

Steve Key – Weyerhaeuser / Taupe Gallery

Steve is a long-time employee of Weyerhaeuser in Elkin, having been with the company for 28 years. He also runs livestock operations on several farms here in Wilkes County and is co-owner of Taupe Gallery in downtown North Wilkesboro.

Amanda Pendry – Canter Construction

Amanda is an office manager at Canter Construction in Wilkesboro.


Marcia Reynolds – CVS Pharmacy

Marcia is a pharmacist with CVS in Fairplanes, and is an active supporter of the Wilkes County Schools.


Viki Taylor – Wilkes County Schools

Viki is a retired school teacher with the Wilkes County Schools, having served for many years at Wilkes Central High School.


Nancy Watson – Brame Huie Pharmacy

Nancy is office manager at Brame Huie Pharmacy and a 2009 Honorary Inductee to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame for her work helping to establish the institution.


Laura Welborn – Family Matters Mediation

Laura is Parent Coordinator at Family Matters Mediation and a regular columnist at The Record of Wilkes.


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Are you interested in purchasing a home though Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing ministry? This year’s new homebuyer application period is currently open, and we are seeking 4 partner families to purchase homes!

All of the homes that will be sold during this application period are located in the North Wilkes School District.

Would you or someone you know benefit from owning your own home? Do you have a strong work ethic and a steady income? If so, Habitat for Humanity may be a great fit for you.

For all the information needed to apply, PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE.

Once you’ve read the information on our home ownership page, you can download a preliminary application form from that page or pick one up at the Habitat ReStore, located at 320 Cothren Street in Wilkesboro.

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