Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for February 2018-Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization which pairs with local and global businesses to advocate for affordable housing by allowing Homeowners to pay a fair mortgage and work alongside volunteers to build their homes. The Habitat for Humanity
ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials, and more to the community for a fraction of retail price. While the Habitat mission endeavors to bring people together to build homes and hope, the Habitat ReStore strives to support the Habitat house building initiative and build community.
Crafternoons is a monthly free event open to the public where participants are guided through a craft project using repurposed items. Craft projects are chosen with the goal of upscaling something ordinary and forgotten into a feature item. The aim of this event is to provide participants with inspiration for future repurposing projects to save them money while supporting sustainable living practices. Check out our facebook page (@HFHNRVReStore) to get details about upcoming Crafternoons!
Repair Café is a biannual event sponsored by the Habitat ReStore, New River
Valley TimeBank, and the Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction that invites the community to bring in broken items to be fixed by skilled volunteers. Services provided included tool sharpening, sewing, furniture repair, small electronics repair, and IT assistance. Participants were welcome to bring in up to three items to be fixed with the goal of keeping items out of landfills and reduce overall material consumption. Our capable volunteers were able to share skills that had been passed on to them with the intention of teaching people how repair these broken items in the future. This spring’s Repair Café will be held April 14th at the Habitat ReStore.
The Habitat ReStore hosts the Earth Day Repurposing Contest for local artists, craftsmen, and all persons interested in repurposing or upcycling materials. Contestants submit art or functional items using recycled materials for a reimagined product. By using repurposed items, all entries promote sustainability. Entries are displayed in the Habitat ReStore to showcase the talent and creativity of our community in their endeavors to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
This year we will begin accepting submissions April 9th and judging will take place on April 21st.