Buy Local Gift Fair PictureJoin us on Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2015 – for the Buy Local Gift Fair, hosted by the Wilkes Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We will have hundreds of great gift items from local artists, craftspeople, and other vendors. This is a great chance to let your gift-buying dollars help build our local economy by supporting local business.

In addition all of the great gift items, Habitat will be selling coffee, hot cider, and gift cards, and offering a 10% discount on all regular ReStore merchandise. It’s going to be fun – we hope to see you then!

Click here for directions.


Community Yard Sale

Thanks to all of the shoppers and sellers who made the community yard sale a big success. We hope to see you all again next year!

DancyLankford2014 Big Cheese winner Mike Dancy (left) & 2015 Big Cheese winner Gerald Lankford (right).

Gerald Lankford is The Big Cheese in Wilkes County! Gerald raised $13,570 for Habitat’s affordable housing ministry during his campaign; a new individual record. This year’s group of 10 contestants raised $32,191; also a new campaign record!

Wilkes Habitat for Humanity would like to thank everyone who took part in making this the most successful Big Cheese ever! You are making a real difference in the lives of hardworking Wilkes County families who need an affordable home.

For more information about this year’s campaign, check out Frances Hayes’ excellent article over at the Wilkes Journal-Patriot: Big Cheese Raises $32,191.

Photo courtesy of Frances Hayes, Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

Wilkes Habitat for Humanity held its 3rd Annual Big Cheese Competition, a friendly contest to find out who will be The Big Cheese in Wilkes County in 2015, from January 1 – March 1, 2015. These ten intrepid Habitat supporters have 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 2015 Big Cheese in Wilkes County! Each contestant’s profile may be found just below this message.


Wilkes Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Bill Bumgarner, Jean Graf, Linda B. Greene, Sharron Huffman, Robert L. Johnson, Gerald Lankford, Michelle Shepherd, Adina Watkins, Nancy Watson, John Yates, and all of their wonderful supporters for making this year’s Big Cheese fundraiser a huge success. Thanks to all of your efforts, another hardworking Wilkes County family will have the opportunity to partner with us to purchase a safe, decent, affordable home.

Big Cheese Faces May God bless each of you for your service to those in need!


Annie 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.

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