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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity ReStore UpScale ReSale Design Challenge is this weekend at the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College.

The event features twenty designers who are using items found at area ReStores to design vignettes in an effort to win top prize and help Habitat raise money for their effort to build affordable homes in our area.

Friday night is a cocktail reception that previews all of the designer’s rooms and is the first chance to purchase items.

Saturday is open to the public and all items are also available to sell.

All of the details and how to purchase tickets at: www.capefearhabitat.org.

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  • Guesteasy

    The problem is people were going in there and buying items cheap and selling them in their own second hand shops. Thats not the purpose of HFH. HFH use to have nice old unique items too, not any longer. I was in both stores a few weeks ago, it looked like Good Will.

  • CoastalJade

    Not to mention that the old store was just as fine in selling items.
    That new store had to have costed a lot of money to build. Look at it.
    Where did that money come from? And if it was from donations, then they took a lot of money away from helping others by building that new building.
    I am probably wrong so I am just asking as it has bothered me.
    I use to shop the old store but the new place? Forget it.

  • anne

    Habitat for Humanity used to be a good organization and I guess in some ways, still is. I don’t know about other stores, but the one at Ocean Isle Beach has changed drastically. Once they moved and became more “upscale” so to speak, the prices went up. I can’t understand how a place that is supported by donations can charge such high prices for the merchandise. One example – someone donated a dining table and I think eight chairs. The set was nice looking, but they wanted %600.00 for it. Now tell me how you can justify charging so much for something that was donated to you. Habitat used to be the place to go for building materials that were donated. Now the prices on many of the items are ridiculously high. For an organization that was built on donations and community support, they have now become a high priced place that many people won’t go to any more. Seems like it defeats their purpose but that is only my opinion. I used to support them – I no longer do.

  • HumanBeing

    Its so crowded no one ever goes!

  • Guesttoo

    anne, I went looking for Habitat for Humanity’s mission statement for their ReStores and found this;

    “Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.” (here is the link: http://www.habitat.org/restores )

    Depends on how one defines “a fraction of the retail price” as to whether it’s a good deal or not but it looks like their main goal is to generate money for home building projects.

  • Guest2020

    I bought a few things from the old store. I wasn’t able to afford anything once they moved. I went there once, right after it opened and saw no reason to go back.


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