The nonprofit Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources has been selected by Boston Magazine as the charitable beneficiary of the Best of Boston Home event, to be held in the late fall. The partnership will not only raise funds to support the Reuse Center, but will also raise awareness among construction and renovation professionals as well as homeowners about donating reusable materials rather than discarding them.
Boston Building Resources was selected as a charitable partner because the mission of the Reuse Center—providing lower-income people with low-cost materials for home repair and maintenance—dovetails with the event’s focus on home improvement.
The Best of Boston Home event typically attracts 300 people from architecture and construction firms and other businesses focused on home building and remodeling. It honors Greater Boston’s top design and building firms and will be held at the Boston Design Center. In addition to a presence at the event, Boston Building Resources will receive pro bono advertisements in Boston Home and Boston Magazine.
The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources has been open in Roxbury Crossing since 1993, taking in donated building materials and selling them at affordable prices to lower-income homeowners and grassroots nonprofits. Prices are set low enough to keep items affordable, with a significant discount offered to customers who are income-qualified. As a result, the organization needs to raise funds to fully cover the costs of operating.