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Habitat holds ReDesign contest for homeowners

July 13, 2018 GMT

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam is inviting Kanawha Valley homeowners to enter photographs of redesign projects they’ve undertaken which contain materials purchased from the Habitat for Humanity Charleston or Teays Valley ReStore.

Moreover, simply for entering the contest, participants will receive a $10-off coupon, which they can redeem after Sept. 1 at the Charleston ReStore location on Piedmont Road.

“This is one of our favorite things to do every year,” ReStore Director Amy McLaughlin said. “We ask our customers to submit their photos of their projects. Our customers are so creative; they come up with ways to enhance the donations they we sell or use them in a completely different way, sometimes improving and reusing them and, other times, completely changing the use of the donations. That’s what’s really fun to see—what they come up with.

“For example, we’ve had customers in the past who have taken an entertainment stand and turned it into a play kitchen for little children, which is adorable. We have customers who just buy an old, wooden table in really bad shape, and, with a lot of attention and love, transform it into a showpiece.

“We love the traditional enhance-and-reuse and the complete switcheroo in completing something new out of something old,” McLaughlin said.

Photographs can be submitted by email to: ReStore-Love@HfHKP.org. Include your name and a brief description of the ReStore materials you used. Submissions may be part of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam’s 2018 ReDesign Showcase; photographs will be displayed on Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam’s Facebook pages: ReStore, Charleston WV and ReStore, Teays Valley WV.

The Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam’s Marketing Committee will choose one grand prize winner for the most creative ReDesign.

The winner will receive a gift basket filled with Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam gear and ReStore specials. McLaughlin said basket items include, among other premiums, gift certificates, books, T-shirts

and other “swag,” McLaughlin said. She added this year’s contest will not include the ReStore shopping spree which had been the prize in previous years.

Contestants can submit photographs from one or more projects. Projects must be new, however; previously submitted photos will not be eligible. All participants will receive one $10-off ReStore coupon only, irrespective of the number of project photographs they submit.

Only digital images will be accepted for the contest.

Photography entries will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 31.

For additional information about the ReDesign contest, as well as the services of the Teays Valley and Charleston ReStore locations, visit charlestonwvrestore.org or call 304-720-USED (8733).

The Charleston ReStore is located at 301 Piedmont Road, near Green’s Feed and Seed. In Teays Valley, the ReStore address is 3554 Teays Valley Road, #118, in Hurricane.

Metro reporter Clint Thomas can be reached at cthomas@cnpapers.com or by calling 304-348-1232.