Rescue Remodel Contest with IKEA and the Family Handyman

It feels like the holidays are becoming overly commercialized, especially within the last couple of years.  With Black Friday shopping creeping over into the Thanksgiving Holiday,  is the Holiday Season is losing its real meaning?  Have we become more focused on receiving than giving?


Today I want to share with you a way that you can give back to someone right in your own local community.  I am working with The Family Handyman to get the word out about the Rescue Remodel Contest and how you can help a local community organization of your choice, get a $25,000 kitchen makeover from IKEA.

Whether it’s the firehouses that protect you or the community centers that provide shelter and food, they tirelessly serve your community every day. Now you can reward their hard work by nominating them to win a new IKEA® kitchen in the 2nd annual Rescue Remodel Contest.

We’ll outfit a deserving community organization with a custom kitchen featuring everything from cabinets and appliances, to cookware and food storage. And since it’s all from IKEA®, it will be full of smart and innovative ideas to make their lives a little bit easier.

There are so many hardworking and deserving community organizations that work diligently to benefit those in their neighborhoods and communities.  With so much focus on consumerism, it is nice to be able to find a great way to give back to those who give so much.


To nominate a local organization you will need to head over to The Family Handyman’s FB page and answer the following questions in 500 words or less:

  • How would an IKEA kitchen makeover help your local organization and the community?
  • Why does your local community organization deserve an IKEA kitchen makeover?
  • What makes your local organization special and deserving?
    So go ahead and nominate a deserving organization.  It only takes a few minutes of your time and is a great way to give back in this season of giving.  Nominations will be accepted until December 15, 2012.


Disclosure:  Entry for this Contest begins on Oct 1, 2012 and ends on December 15, 2012. There will then be a public voting period on selected finalists from about February 1, 2013 until March 30, 2013. This contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at time of entry.  This is a sponsored post by my on behalf of The Family Handyman and IKEA.


  1. says

    I love this idea!! I nominated my local senior center that’s just down the hill from my house. They really made a difference in the life of my great aunt who recently passed away. She spent a lot of time there playing bridge and socializing.

    I am excited to see who wins this contest!


    • says

      Thanks Jen! So glad your great aunt was able to enjoy her last moments. Thanks for stopping by and sharing that!

  2. says

    what a great idea! i always love seeing all the ways to support our local community especially this time of year! i’m headed over to nominate our local food bank. they do so much for so little.

  3. Becky says

    What a great contest. I can’t wait to go nominate a group my aunt works with. It helps children who’s parents have abused drugs and alcohol and are now doing AA. This program makes sure the kids get some fun while the parent’s are recovering. LOVE THIS!

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