Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity announced the first Girl Scouts Recycling Craft Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Habitat ReStore.
Girl Scouts will learn about the importance of recycling and how the ReStore encourages people to donate household items to the store and then sells those to people who give them new life.
The recycling crafts that the girl scouts will participate in include using cabinet doors to create decorative trays and key holders, decoupage and painted furniture and making furniture out of shipping pallets. Girl Scouts can sign up with their troop leaders or at: https://tinyurl.com/yycvafdj or contact RCHFH: 615-890-5877.
The ReStore keeps more than 560 tons of materials out of area landfills every year and encourages people to reuse and repurpose household goods. They accept donations of furniture, home accessories, working appliances, lighting, flooring, windows, doors, and building materials.
The ReStore received a grant from the Bonnaroo Works Fund and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) to encourage people to recycle and promote solid waste reduction. The ReStore is also partnering with RecycleRutherford.
Proceeds from the ReStore help fund the administrative costs of the Habitat affiliate so that monetary donations go directly to building quality, energy-efficient, and affordable housing.
What: Girl Scouts Recycling Crafts Day
Who: Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore (www.rchfh.org)
When: Saturday, October 12, 9am – noon
Where: 850 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
About Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH)
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry, seeks to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. This is done through building quality, affordable, sustainable houses while partnering alongside low-income, working families. Homes are built by RCHFH construction staff, partner families, and community volunteers. After a home is completed, it is sold to the family at no profit with an affordable mortgage.
Photo: A display of up-cycled materials on display at Bonnaroo.