Drumroll, please. It’s a contest!

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What is your ReStory? Share your story and win!

Yep, that’s right! The Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore is having a contest and we want to know your ReStory. To put it simply, a ReStory is a personal story about a way ReStore has impacted your life in some way. That impact can be trivial, monumental or just plain meaningful to you. For example, Hannah’s new bathroom floor (previous blog entry) is a ReStory. Another ReStory: not long ago a customer came in and purchased a china set. While the volunteers were wrapping each individual piece, the customer shared that he was buying the set because he felt confident that it matched his aunt’s china. Over the years, his aunt had broken a few pieces and was heartbroken over each loss. In purchasing the china set, he was giving his aunt a special gift: he demonstrably showed that he loves and cares about her, he helped her to complete her set, and contributed to Habitat for Humanity’s mission. That purchase didn’t change the way the wind blows (probably), but that doesn’t mean it didn’t mean something and it is most certainly an example of a ReStory. Every individual person has a story that is colored by the people they meet and the places they go and we believe that ReStore is a special place and that each customer cannot help but agree, cannot help but have had their story changed ever so slightly by being a part of what ReStore is. So what is your story?

How it will work…

Here are the details:

  • The contest runs August 14, 2010-August 30,2010
  • ReStory submissions should be between 200-250 words
  • ReStories MUST be sent to ReStore@habitat-mc.org with subject line “ReStory Contest”
  • In order to qualify, you must include your name and phone number with your ReStory

And the winner is…

The winner will be selected by a panel of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Staff. The winner will win a $50 gift certificate to ReStore and their ReStory will be featured on this blog!

Let your voice be heard! Submit and share!

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