Creative Pumpkin Carving – for a Cause!

Carve for a Cause pumpkin carving contest

Carve for a Cause is a pumpkin carving contest event and fundraiser put on by Architects Without Borders –  Seattle (AWB-S), a nonprofit whose mission is to provide ecologically sensitive and culturally appropriate design assistance to communities in need.  This annual affair that The RE Store has been a part of these last 3 years was held at Copperworks Distilling Company in downtown Seattle.  The pumpkins are carved by a wide range of design, construction and other related firms who put their best and most creative carvers together to compete for the titles of best Traditional/Scary, Artistic/Freestyle, Starchitecture, Judge’s Choice, and People’s Choice.  Seattle store staff, Nichole, took the charge for creating The RE Store’s entry, and along with help from fellow staffers Henry and D’Andre, created The Lantern-o-Jacks (top, left).  While our entry received many compliments, we lost out on taking home a prize this year.  The competition was stiff and the judges had tough choices in front of them with over 40 pumpkins entered this year!  A few of the amazing entries can be seen above – even more can be seen on AWB-S’s Flickr set here. Thanks to AWB-S for a great event – and to Nichole, Henry and D’Andre for their creativity and carving skills!

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Rebuilding efforts from Whatcom County's historical flooding is just beginning. We have the opportunity to provide our community members with affordable, readily available materials from The RE Store. Together, we can generate $10,000 in rebuilding efforts. From now until January 28th, buy a flood relief gift card to The RE Store and we will match your gift to double your impact.