3/29/11

habitat for humanity earth month kickoff!

 























This Friday (April 1) we will setup shop at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in West Columbia to help kick-off their Earth Month initiative.  They have invited local artists and crafters who use recycled materials in their work.  We will donate 30% of all sale proceeds to Habitat for Humanity - so come by, visit with me & shop, then explore to see what our local ReStore is all about...
"The ReStore recycles overstocked, seconds, used, discontinued items and salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. These donated items are used in two ways: first to build simple, decent houses for low-income families serving the Habitat for Humanity mission, and also to be resold to the general public to finance our building projects. The ReStore considers itself a Green organization, vowing to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity describes the purpose of their ReStore as a support of the global vision of Habitat for Humanity through the recycling of building materials and other items. This is done mainly in four ways:

1) Environmental – being good stewards of valuable natural resources, recycling and reusing useful materials
2) Economic – reducing landfill disposal costs, providing inexpensive materials for home revitalization, aiding those of all incomes to improve their housing situation
3) Social – providing volunteer opportunities and programs that promote community involvement
4) Partnering – serving as a financial partner in the construction of Habitat homes while also providing useable materials for the construction of its homes"

We will also be at the All Local Farmers' Market this weekend - our favorite place to eat...I mean, hang out...I mean, pet cute puppy dogs...I mean, work.  So, if you can't make it Friday, catch us Saturday bright and early at 711 Whaley.