Habitat Home Center Begins #DontTrashIt Campaign

habitat_logo_4[1]Habitat Home Center plans to reduce San Antonio’s waste with #DontTrashIt campaign. The campaign will kick off with a sweepstakes that starts on July 25 and ends August 8, 2013. Zo Onyeise, Habitat Home Center Marketing Associate, explains, “The #DontTrashIt online sweepstakes is a contest where participants will be invited to purchase items from any San Antonio area Home Center to use in a D.I.Y project. At least 80% of the project must be made with Habitat Home Center materials. Once the project is finished, participants will enter the contest by taking a picture of the project and posting the picture on the Habitat Home Center twitter page @311HomeCenter with hash tags: #DontTrashIt #HabitatHomeCenter.”

The #DontTrashIt contest winners must bring their Habitat Home Center receipt to claim their prize. The first place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center. The second place winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center, and the third place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center. For more information on how to enter and learn more about contest rules and restrictions, check out https://twitter.com/311HomeCenter .

An asset to the community for over 15 years, Habitat Home Centers seek to further help the San Antonio community reduce its waste by providing an alternative to the landfill. Instead of throwing away large home improvement items such as:

  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Electronics
  • Flooring
  • Storage Units
  • Hardware

San Antonio Residents can help reduce landfill waste by donating these items to any San Antonio area Habitat Home Center. Every donation to the Habitat Home Center qualifies for a tax deduction*.
*as determined by IRS guidelines

Habitat Home Centers are located at:

  • 311 Probandt St. (Downtown) (210) 223-3647
  • 5482 Walzem Rd. (Marbach area) (210) 599-7109
  • 8125 Meadow Leaf (Meadow Leaf area) (210) 674-7500

Don Griffith, Executive Vice President of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, states “Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio seeks to improve the community. Whether it is by building more homes or by reducing our city’s waste, we are always looking for ways to better our tomorrow.”

Habitat Home Centers are wholly owned by Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and serve as a home improvement thrift store. By taking in material donations and reselling those donations to the public at a highly discounted price, Home Centers raise money to further benefit Habitat for Humanity’s efforts. Habitat Home Centers are also environmentally friendly stores. These stores seek to rescue over 170 million tons* of material from going into the landfill this year. The Home Center’s slogan “Give Us a Call, Don’t Trash It All” seeks to make San Antonians aware of the fact that they can take advantage of the tax deduction associated with donating their items to the Home Center before throwing them away.
*amount based on EPA estimate.

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