Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is welcoming spring in the best way possible – by using green practices in home construction. With the season changes comes more inspiration to make an effort towards bettering the community. Between the ReStore home improvement outlet and south Denver residents, there are going to be some exciting projects this year.
According to the Denver Post, the Habitat ReStores takes on the responsibility of reducing the amount of wasted materials in the Denver area year round. Each week, 10 tons of material donations, such as furniture, appliances, and cabinets, are received at the three Metro Denver area ReStores. While spring cleaning is part of your routine, donate your unwanted materials rather than creating more waste.
In addition, Habitat Metro Denver up-cycles materials to make gorgeous centerpieces and home decor. Fundraising events sell these artistic, recycled masterpieces to make items such as dragonflies for wall art from old fan blades. Also in the article, ReStores has a metals recycling program that takes appliances, lighting, plumbing and other materials to raise money towards Habitat for Humanity. Last year, they made more than $100,000 for the good cause.
Remember before throwing the recyclable goods and metals to consider donating them. For more information on the Habitat Denver ReStores visit www.HabitatDenverReStore.org.