Thursday, April 25, 2013

Participate in Habitat's Mother's Day Contest!

In celebration of Mother's Day and Women Build Week, Habitat for Humanity International is having a fun Twitter contest!

Habitat wants you to share your pictures and stories about how your mom has impacted your life and helped "build" your home.  Follow Women Build on Twitter and share your stories with the hashtag #WomenBuild13.

A winner is randomly selected every Friday at 4pm!

For the official rules and more information, check out the contest page!

Good luck!

Don't have Twitter?  That's okay!  We still want to hear from you!  Feel free to share your pictures and stories on our Facebook page! (This is not a contest, we're just trying to spread the love!)

Want to spend time volunteering with your mom?  Email Jessica at for information about how to volunteer as a family.

Monday, April 15, 2013

We Love our Volunteers!

Youth groups volunteer at our ReStores fairly often, but recently we had a very special group of volunteers.  These volunteers were a part of the Youth Leadership Program and came all the way from Illinois.  Illinois!

These teens spent a week in and around the DC area and volunteered with a different organization each day.  What an inspirational way to spend their spring break!  We were lucky enough to have them as volunteers at our Alexandria ReStore and they helped organize the store while brightening everyone's day!

The Youth Leadership Program, part of Youth Crossroads, Inc., helps develop and enhance leadership skills that youth already possess.  The program includes internships and trainings that help youth design, plan and implement their own service projects.  Check out their website to learn more about this awesome program!

Thanks for your service, YLP!  Come back anytime!