On October 2, shop at Ten Thousand Villages in Rockville Town Square between 5 and 9 pm and proceeds from your purchase will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD, Inc. That night, ReStore will have a table set up so that customers can learn more about affordable housing, volunteer opportunities and how to donate reusable household items to Habitat ReStore. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer that offers products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, holiday and home decor, personal accessories and gift items rich in ancient global traditions. Want to give back? Want to learn more about Habitat and ReStore? Come on by!
World Habitat Day 2010
In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly designated the first Monday of each October as World Habitat Day, a day for people worldwide to unite and take action against substandard housing. This year, October 4 is World Habitat Day and the focus will be on health and housing internationally and neighborhood revitalization in the United States. The 27th Carter Work Project will lead the way on World Habitat Day hosting house building and rehabilitation projects with Habitat homeowners, former President Carter and Mrs. Carter and other celebrities in six cities, October 3-8, including Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. In celebration of World Habitat Day 2010, ReStore will be having a sale, so stay informed by checking back here, the ReStoreNation blog, regularly. For more information about World Habitat Day and how to participate: http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=643.