Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity Hosts DIY Contest for Holiday ReStore Shoppers

In the spirit of getting your home ready for the holidays Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is announcing its inaugural ReStore DIY contest.

Most of us have been spending more time at home lately, and pandemic home remodeling is booming as more people are finding the time to do those home projects they’ve been talking about doing. We want to encourage people to think of our ReStore as a resource and encourage recycling and diverting waste. We are encouraging our shoppers to get creative as they get ready for the holidays by transforming furniture, light fixtures, lamps, home decor, etc. into a new piece through painting, refinishing, or adding an artistic twist. Amateur and professional artists, builders, and creators are welcome to participate. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants should show off their DIY project on social media, tagging our Montclair ReStore on Facebook and/or Instagram and use #DIYpomonavalleyrestore. The contest will end on November 30 and one lucky participant will win a $100 gift card to the Montclair ReStore.

To get some ideas, check out our Pinterest page and visit the Montclair ReStore to see the potential inventory.

Contest Details

The contest is open to everyone. All submissions must be the individual’s original work.
Your entry constitutes authorization for Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity to reproduce and post your entry on its website or in any other form of media (including but not limited to social media) and further, grants Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity the unlimited right to use,

reproduce, and display the photo of your DIY project for any marketing purpose whatsoever. No compensation will be due or paid for a submission. Multiple entries are allowed.

About Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity

Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Through partnerships with our cities, businesses, faith groups, service clubs, and individuals, Pomona Valley Habitat proudly serves the communities of Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Puente, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut and West Covina.

About Montclair ReStore

The Pomona Valley Habitat ReStore is a household and building materials warehouse and store that sells new and used building materials and other items at a fraction of the retail price. Local builders, contractors, businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate new or previously owned re-usable materials, as well as inventory that is overstocked or discontinued. Our ReStore provides a green alternative and cost-effective means for disposal of items that would normally be thrown away. Donations to Pomona Valley Habitat’s ReStore are tax-deductible.

We carry a little of everything including: doors, windows, plumbing products, electrical products, lumber, home furnishings, appliances and much more. Proceeds from the ReStore are used to fund the construction of Habitat homes for low-income families.

Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity History

In October 1989, 45 people met to consider forming a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the Pomona Valley. In March 1990, a decision was made to raise $5000 to build a house in Tijuana, Mexico for a Jimmy Carter Work Camp project. At a July 1990 Steering Committee meeting, eleven persons were named to form the Board of Directors. Early in 1991, Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity began work on the first house, donated by Pilgrim Place in Claremont. The house was moved to a site in San Dimas and in cooperation with the City Redevelopment Agency the work of rehabilitation was completed in December of that year. Over the years the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate has built or renovated 48 homes. The response of

the community to partner with us has been outstanding. Usually over 500 volunteers in the community work over a period of seven months to build a new house.