I couldn’t be more thrilled to have True Value Hardware as a partner on this blog. Their sponsorship enabled my recent work on my deck and they continue to provide great opportunities for DIYers like you, my readers. In fact, there is so much happening with True Value, it really needs a special post to share all the news.
Josh on “Ask the Blog Squad”
All week long, I will be fielding readers’ home improvement and DIY questions on Facebook for my part in the “Ask the Blog Squad” series for True Value‘s DIY Blog Squad. The blog squad area on Facebook already has a collection of blog posts from member’s websites, blogger bios, and the accumulation of past Q&A dialogue from previous “Ask the Blog Squad” sessions. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to interact with my readers and other fans of True Value, so check it out and ask away!
DIY True Stories Contest Winners
There were a lot of great entries, but only three could win. Congratulations to Julia and Chris with their basement, Kylee and Jim with their yard, and Gwen and Steve with their reading room! You can follow the updates from the winners as they work on their projects and get the help they need from their trusted Masters of All Things Hardwarian on the contest page.
Painting a Brighter Future
It’s a sad fact that 14 million American children attend deteriorating schools. To help give these kids a clean, well-maintained environment to nuture their success and inspire school pride, the True Value Foundation has established a grant program called “Painting a Brighter Future.”
Applicants connect with their local True Value store and complete an grant request form to compete for one of many paint grants worth up to 40 gallons of paint for their local school. This grant program is especially seeking applications from under-resourced communities with plans to leverage the paint grant into broader school improvements.
Winning proposals will require a creative, can-do spirit that DIYers exemplify, so think about how you can help be the change for your local school and apply today. Applications must be received before November 30, 2011.
Disclosure: I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program and my DIY project as well as my posts about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.