ECI Screen Print, Inc. strives to continually contribute to the community and has decided to donate to the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a home improvement and donation center that sells new and used furniture, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All ReStore proceeds go towards building homes and communities in the Hartford area as well as around the world.
In late March, 2015, President Edward Cook of ECI in Watertown, CT, met at the manufacturer’s old location in Thomaston, CT with Habitat for Humanity ReStore Director, Matt Boyne to discuss donation details. Cook presented furniture such as tables, chairs, bookcases and coat hangers that were in excellent shape that would be accepted by ReStore along with several sheets of polycarbonate that vary in thickness. If you want to learn more about the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity or how you can donate, check out their ReStore website at harfordhabitat.org.
Cook is also the President of the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust, a not-for-profit organization promoting the preservation of Torrington, Connecticut’s historical sites. On Friday, May 8th, 2015, Cook was Emcee of the THTP Brownfield Symposium, “Where there’s a Mill there’s a way,” which highlighted experts in many areas of Historic Preservation, promoting strategies that will help restore, repurpose and redevelop Connecticut’s historical mills and factories. Cook explains that, “I have always believed that understanding and appreciating our history is one of the most important things which ‘connects’ a community. Thus I usually gravitate towards initiatives which allow my attention and energy towards improving historic structures that may have been neglected, to leave them better than they were previously. Doing so, in my own small way, helps to rebuild the pride and wellbeing within the local community and adds value to the residents and visitors alike.”
Donating to great efforts like the Habitat ReStore project is one additional way to follow Cook’s mission to reuse and repurpose materials while helping families and communities thrive.