From April 2st to April 30th the Lowes in Hixson will be partnering with Habitat to help host the ReStore’s 4th Annual ReStore Drive . This is a time for you to drop off any donations that you have at two very convenient locations. You can bring household items as well as construction items.
Here is our list of acceptable and unacceptable items:
Items We Love:
|Thanks, But No Thanks:
Doors *Only Solid
Window TreatmentsLow Flow Toilets
Appliances over 10 years old
Cast Iron Tubs
Hazardous or Toxic Chemicals
Non-Full Cans of Paint
Cultured Marble Tops w/o vanity
It is spring cleaning time! So clean up some space in you garage, basement, or that spare room.
There are two drop-off locations: ReStore: Tue.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-4pm & Lowe’s (Hixson Store) Saturday: 9am-2pm
**AND the person/company that donates the most materials with highest monetary
within the month value WINS a $500 gift card to LOWES!
We reserve the right to refuse any donation due to condition of the item. To find out if we can accept your donations, call 423-634-1004.
If you have large items such as cabinets, sofas, etc, that are too large to fit in your vehicle, you can call our store at 423-634-1004 to schedule a pickup. Our schedule fills up quickly, sometimes up to two weeks in advance, so it’s good to plan ahead!
Thanks for supporting Habitat for Humanity!
Temporary ReStore Location
3126 Alton Park Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37410
Did you attend a ReStore Design Workshop?
If so, fill out this survey! Tell us what you thought and what you want to see in future Design Workshops! Thanks for you support this year!
Today we tackle the last and most common myth about Habitat: the houses are ugly and they bring property values down.
Bringing Property Values Down: False. Housing studies have shown that affordable housing has no adverse effect on the neighborhood’s property values. In fact, Habitat houses have proven to increase property values and local government income tax. In fact, with our new designs and green building techniques, we are raising the property values in most neighborhoods!
Our Houses Are Ugly: FALSE! I could write a whole page on how beautiful our houses are, thanks to new designs and construction techniques by Dennis Neal and the community, but I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
As you can see from just these examples, our houses are well built and look amazing. We have designed these homes to be energy efficient, match the neighborhood architecture, and fit the needs of the family. They are simple, beautiful, and affordable.
That wraps up our March Habitat Myth Busters. In case you missed the other posts they are here, here, and here. And if you want to learn other myths and facts about Habitat for Humanity check out Habitat for Humanity International. Learn more Habitat and spread the word about what we are doing in this community.
For more information on applying for a house, donating to current or future builds, or volunteering (in case you missed last week’s post) check out our website: www.habichatt.org
The construction site is NOT the only place volunteers can lend a helping hand! At Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, there are over 50 ways you can volunteer!
There are so many ways to get involved here at Habitat. If you have one hour a month, or one hour week, or a few hours every week, we would love to work with you.
Below are some current volunteer needs that we have. If you feel like you can to help us out in one of these areas, then please let us know!
ONE HOUR A MONTH:
ONE HOUR A WEEK:
- Construction 101 Instructor – Teach Basic Construction Skills & Safety
- Appreciation Coordinator – Thank All Those Who Help Habitat
- Youth United Supporter – Engage Youth in Habitat’s Mission
FEW HOURS EVERY WEEK:
- ReStore Donation Truck Assistant – Aid in Collecting Community Donations
- ReStore Associate – Process Donations & Help Customers with Purchases
- Construction Crew Leader – Lead Small Groups on Construction Tasks
If any of these positions are of interest, please contact Dawn Hjelseth, Habitat’s Director of Volunteers at 423-756-0507, Ext. 16, or via email@example.com for more information.
Incase you missed the Deal of the Week on Twitter – The Deal of the Week are these Oak Cabinets! They are really beautiful. Each set is $450. What a GREAT DEAL! Come on over to check these out, they would be perfect in that home you are fixing up!
The ReStore is also having one of its best months! Help make it even better by coming in this weekend and saving a lot of money and helping a GREAT cause!
The ReStore construction is coming along great. The walls are up, and this week the steel on the roof was painted Habitat blue. It’s going to look so good once the roof is actually on!
Keep tuned on the blog for more details. And if you are interested in supporting the Restore Fund campaign contact Tina Shaw Cox at (423)756-0507 ex.20 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us Restore the ReStore! And help make the Chattanooga ReStore the first LEED certified ReStore in the country!
Chattanooga Mud Run 2011 is coming on August 20th at Greenway Farms in Hixson again this year!
Here is a little video of last year’s event to motivate you to start the muddy training!
5 K, Mud Pitts, Obstacles, Mud, and lots of fun, and did I mention Mud?
Check out the Website or www.habichatt.org at the end of April for more information on Registration!
*To Sponsor the Mud Run contact Dawn Hjelseth, Habitat’s Director of Volunteers at 423-756-0507, Ext. 16, or via email@example.com for more information on Sponsorship Opportunities.
Last year’s results.
Amy Kerin, Click to Read Her Story
We hear this one a lot in the Chattanooga community. People assume that we only serve minorities, and thus we favor single African-American mothers.
This is not true!
Here is the truth: Habitat builds homes in partnerships with those in need regardless of race, religion or any other differences. Prospective homeowners must meet three criteria, that I already mentioned in the previous post: a need, the ability to repay a mortgage, and the willing to partner. Statistically, 33% of Habitat homeowners are Caucasian and 67% are people of color. We also have homeowners that are single fathers, mothers and fathers, and young working professionals, as well. We serve lower-income individuals and families in the Chattanooga area, thus our own race and family statistics are similar to that of local, lower-income area.
Zain/Abobaker Family, Click to Read Their Story
So there you have it, another Habitat Myth Exposed – Spread the Word!
Check out the blog next week for the last Habitat Myth Busters Post, it’s my favorite of all them: Habitat houses are ugly and reduce the value of the neighborhood.
If you missed the past two busted Myths, check these out: We give homes away & We are Land Lords .
For more information about the requirements to partner with Habitat check out our website.
Hullender Family brochure
Tomorrow, Saturday March 19th, is this year’s last ReStore Design Workshop!
Join us tomorrow at 1pm at the Habitat ReStore to learn how to “ReDesign” Your Recycled Treasures ! Habitat’s own ReStore Director, Tina Shaw- Cox, will be leading this workshop!
It is going to be an amazing time. Spread the word. Come. And bring friends.
And did I mention that it is FREE, and you get a 20% off coupon to use for a future purchase at the ReStore?!?!? What a deal!
For more info, check out our Facebook Event or call (423)634-1004
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
3126 Alton Park Blvd
Come into the ReStore Thursday and Friday to get 50% Off EVERYTHING at the ReStore. We are talking furniture, appliances, LOTS of Cabinets, building supplies, paints, tiles, and so much more.
Come by our Temporary Location and check out everything that we got!
Location:3126 Alton Park Blvd (Market Street, just past Howard High School)
Contact: The ReStore (423)634-1004
P.s. If you have stuff you want to donate bring that too! (Every donation is tax-deductible)
Enter Habitat World’s 2011 photo contest for a chance to help build in Haiti.
The winning photograph from the 2010 Habitat World photo contest
||2011 official contest rules, entry instructions and required forms: habitat.org/hw/photo_contest/2011
Last year, hundreds of photographers from around the world entered the inaugural Habitat World photo contest. Their pictures — nearly 650 images were considered by our judges — created a fascinating focus on the importance and vitality of Habitat’s work.
Now that last year’s winner Neil Reid has shared his build experiences from Nepal in New Hope in Nepal, it’s time to officially launch the 2011 contest.
Submit your photos
Once again, show us what Habitat means to you through images that help communicate how Habitat’s mission plays out in your experience: volunteers, families, houses, the need that exists in your community, the change Habitat has helped create.
The grand prize
The contest winner will be awarded a spot as a volunteer at the 2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Haiti. In addition, photos and statements from the contest winner and top four finalists will be featured in the December 2011 issue of Habitat World and on habitat.org.
How to enter
- Official contest rules, entry instructions and required permissions forms are available at habitat.org/hw/photo_contest/2011.
- To enter the contest, e-mail your photo entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Along with each photo entry, attach signed release and consent form(s) from any individual(s) who appear in your submission(s).
- In the body of your e-mail, include complete photo caption information (who, where, when) for each submitted photo.
- Be sure that your e-mail includes your name, mailing address and phone number.
- In order to advance in the competition, you must be able to present proof of a current passport immediately upon request.
The contest closes at midnight, July 8, Eastern Daylight Time.