Rolling Out the Welcome Mat
Donor Spotlight: Carpetland
Their homepage says “We are more than just a carpet outlet,” and showcases the variety of flooring options they have in stock, including tile, wood flooring, vinyl and area rugs, with beautiful pictures and decorator tips to guide the shopper to a choice they can live with happily for a long time. That phrase could refer to more than the merchandise they stock; to us it also means they are a good neighbor and community advocate.
When Habitat for Humanity Omaha opened a second Habitat ReStore at 10930 Emmet St., Carpetland, located around the corner at 11010 Emmet St., rolled out the welcome mat. Michele Shearer, Habitat Omaha’s Gifts-in-Kind Manager, said “Carpetland’s Kevin Cupps came by before Habitat ReStore West opened with a nice donation of wood flooring. They even brought it over with a fork lift. When we were finishing the kitchen/conference room and could not find a carpet installer to donate their time we asked if he could help and the next day we had it installed.”
Since that first meeting, they have generously donated miscellaneous flooring items for resale when they’re able to, according to David Klitz, Habitat ReStore Director. In turn, we are able to use 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of those items to help build more Habitat Omaha homes. This year, Habitat Omaha will build or renovate at least 40 homes providing simple, decent shelter for local families.
“We’re a family-owned business and like to support Habitat for Humanity as a way to support the community,” says Cupps, manager of the Omaha Carpetland, adding they don’t advertise and rely on customer loyalty and repeat business. To that end, they also provide a number of different services, including an in-house designer to insure complete satisfaction and a variety of payment options.
And the Winner Is...
Special thanks to Westroads Mall for supporting the second Habitat ReStore Designer Challenge and for their $1,000 donation to Omaha's Habitat ReStore. Because of the hard work from Westroads Mall and the fantastic designers, Habitat ReStore gained many new fans who are now helping support the mission to end poverty housing. Take a look at photos from the check presentation ceremony below and find out who was crowned this year's Habitat ReStore Designer Challenge winner.
|Kasi Haberman, Marketing Coordinator for Westroads and Oakview Malls, presented David Klitz, Habitat ReStore Director with a $1,000 donation. The Habitat ReStore Designer Challenge participating designers helped celebrate the success of the event.||Designer's Touch was crowned the second victor of the Habitat ReStore Designer Challenge. Designer's Touch created the kitchen display.
To learn how to make this gorgeous (and simple!) centerpiece, click here and visit either of Omaha's Habitat ReStore locations for supplies.