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CAT® FOOTWEAR invites Greater Chicago Community to "BUILD FOR BETTER"
Global footwear manufacturer builds desks to furnish a Chicago-based nonprofit in need

On Saturday, October 6th, CAT® FOOTWEAR will celebrate their sponsorship of the Instagram Builder's Challenge by inviting the Greater Chicago Area to come out and support their community through a series of activities as part of Cat Footwear's "BUILD FOR BETTER" initiative.

The IG Builder's Challenge (IGBC), which also kicks off its 6th Season that day, welcomes builders around the country to build a desk and submit their creations through Instagram throughout the month of October. The IGBC started out as a friendly competition amongst fellow woodworkers and has snowballed into a national contest with a growing digital footprint. To champion that innovative spirit and all of the DIYers involved, Cat Footwear is helping the IGBC to amplify the challenge and give back at the same time.

With this theme in mind, Cat Footwear has partnered with Designs for Dignity, a nonprofit organization that transforms charity environments through pro bono design services and in-kind furniture donations, to makeover the office of a local charity in need.

The event will take place at the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago—a nonprofit that is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of diverting building materials from landfills by repurposing and selling used goods. Participants at the event can sign-up for one of three workshop sessions throughout the day, which will be led by the three co-founders of the IGBC, where they will help to build a series of desks for the nonprofit. Together, the group will work with reclaimed wood to chop, mill, sand, finish and ultimately assemble the new desks.

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