ReStore It! – UpCycle Challenge – Voting is Open

UpCycle Challenge Social MediaVote for your favorite Upcycle Challenge Creation in-person at the ReStore or use this link to cast your online ballot

Voting runs until Thurs, August 25th at 3 pm. Limited to one vote per person.

The DIY-Inspired Peoples Choice winner will be announced at the reveal party/evening reception on Thurs, Aug 25, 6-7:30 pm ReStore Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell

25 Recycled Pieces, 25 Years of Hope & Homes –
Silent Auction of 25 different Upcycled Furniture or Accessories for your Home

Homegoods recycled and created for auction by local artists, DIY’ers & More!

This year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is celebrating 25 years of affordable home ownership.
To continue our year-long celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we invite artisans, artists, upcyclers, interior home designers, furniture refinishers and the general public to participate in the ReStore It!  Ultimate UpCycle Challenge  (UCC) taking place Now through August 27, 2016.

Anyone who enjoys do it yourself (DIY) projects can refinish, repurpose or reupholster used home furnishings purchased from our HFHGL ReStore into a new piece.

Now – July 30               Registrations Accepted
Aug 4 – 6                      Upcycled Item Drop-Off @ ReStore, Tyngsboro
Aug 10 – 25                  Upcycled Items “Reveal” & Public Voting for “Peoples Choice”
Aug 25                          Judging & Awards Presentation, 6:3o pm
Aug 10-27                    Online Silent Auction – Winning bidders to be announced Sat, Aug 27 @ 3:15 pmRegister

For more info (click UpCycle Challenge Design Rules to download rules & guidelines for participants) or REGISTER as a participant  (Deadline is Sat, July 30), and complete a registration form designating your challenge division: professional or amateur.
Participants can start their project anytime after their registration is confirmed by visiting our ReStore,
located at 440 Middlesex Road in Tyngsborough and receiving a valuable discount coupon to purchase an item for repurposing.

Anytime from August 10-25, the public is invited to visit the Greater Lowell ReStore and cast your vote for your favorite item, “DIY Inspired People’s Choice Award”!
Final judging and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 pm; and an ONLINE silent auction of select upcycled items will take place  August 10th – August 27th.  
All events are FREE and open to the public.  Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell and our quest to end poverty housing.

A grand prize will be awarded for the best transformation of a piece, as judged by the “ReStore It!” committee and a panel of local upcycling experts, along with a copy of Peter Menzel’s book “Material World : A Global Family Portrait”.   Several runners up from both divisions will receive gift cards from local businesses.  We wish everyone the best of luck!  Let those creative juices flow ….

A word about our ReStore It! Ultimate Upcycle Challenge
Our motivation for this type of event is four-fold: bring attention to reducing household goods in the waste stream; create awareness about repurposing; bring people into our ReStore to see what we do; and last but not least, create community excitement and fun!
Habitat for Humanity is working diligently in Greater Lowell to build more houses and provide safe housing for low income families.

Questions, please contact Heidi Tierney at / 978.692.0927


  • The ReStore accepts donations from contractors, retailers, manufacturers, liquidators, hotels, organizations and people just like you! Find out more.
  • The ReStore is Open to the Public and carries a wide variety of new and used Building Materials and more. Find out more.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell offers many opportunities for volunteers of all ages. Find out more.
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