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5th Annual Before & After Series!
Posted By Jocie On May 30, 2012 @ 7:00 am In Link Party,The Better Half | 88 Comments
Habitat for Humanity  is a non-profit that’s near and dear to us at OPC and The Better Half. The work Habitat does is tremendous, and they’ve had a huge impact in our local community and all over the world. It’s only fitting that we support the cause (since we too love home improvement), and that’s the reason for our annual Before & After series. We started this event four years ago as a way to help raise awareness for Habitat, and support their mission  to provide decent, safe and affordable places to live.
This year, our Before & After series is going to run a little differently than in the past, so read on to learn the details of how you can participate.
Fred volunteering with Habitat Sandtown
If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the basics: you submit pictures and a story from a home improvement project you worked (no contracted jobs) sometime over the past year. Every week of the summer (June 20 – September 21), a winner is selected and their story is published online. Each winner gets a $50 gift card to either Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon, and we make a donation of $100 to Habitat for Humanity in their honor! At the end of the Summer, the best submission, as voted on by readers, wins a bonus $150 gift card to one of the three stores above.
This year is different and even more AWESOME because we’ve asked 13 other sites to get involved, each hosting a week, picking that week’s winner, and featuring the Before and After article on their site. We’ve got a great group lined up, and here’s the schedule so far:
|June 17||OPC's The Better Half |
|June 24||Pretty Handy Girl |
|July 1||Beneath My Heart |
|July 8||ten june |
|July 15||Southern Hospitality |
|July 22||Charles and Hudson |
|July 29||House of Hepworths |
|August 5||the space between |
|August 12||Remodelaholic |
|August 19||DIY Showoff |
|August 26||My Blessed Life |
|September 2||Home Stories A-2-Z |
|September 9||Bear Rabbit Bear |
|September 16||Burlap & Denim |
Ethan volunteering with Habitat Sandtown
Ethan volunteering with Habitat Tuscaloosa
If you want to submit a before and after story, email us your submission at firstname.lastname@example.org . Your entry can be in the email itself or attached as a Word document. Make sure to number pictures in order so it’s easy for us to reconstruct the story, and please attach the pictures as JPEGs even if you also embed them inside the Word document.
Alternately, we’re letting people enter via link party to show off their great transformations. Select one of your best makeover projects to share with us below, and don’t be surprised if Jocie pins her favorites to Pinterest .
Please link back to this article | Link directly to your B&A submission | Don’t link to a shop, store or giveaway
This series is only a success because of the great submissions we receive, and telling your friends and readers about it is the best way to spread the word. Please consider writing an article on your site letting everyone know about the contest. Remember, the more submissions and comments, the more fun!
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As Always, thanks for reading!
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URLs in this post:
 Habitat for Humanity: http://www.habitat.org/
 mission: http://www.habitat.org/how/mission_statement.aspx
 OPC's The Better Half: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/thebetterhalf/
 Pretty Handy Girl: http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/
 Beneath My Heart: http://www.beneathmyheart.net/
 ten june: http://www.tenjuneblog.com/
 Southern Hospitality: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/
 Charles and Hudson: http://charlesandhudson.com/
 House of Hepworths: http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
 the space between: http://www.thespacebetweenblog.net/
 Remodelaholic: http://www.remodelaholic.com/
 DIY Showoff: http://diyshowoff.com/
 My Blessed Life: http://myblessedlife.net/
 Home Stories A-2-Z: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
 Bear Rabbit Bear: http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/
 Burlap & Denim: http://burlapanddenim.com/
 email@example.com: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
 some: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/budget-kitchen-makeover/
 great: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/excavated-backyard/
 examples: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/before-after-yellow-submarine-bathroom/
 Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/JocieOPC/
 Home Depot: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/home-depot-10-off-coupon/
 Lowes: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/free-lowes-10-off-printable-online-coupon/
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