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, 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.


Beyond the building sessions, this family-friendly event will offer a range of complimentary festivities which include: "Drop-in Workshops" where you can learn to build office accessories like pencil holders (also to be donated to the charity), the charity: water "Water Walk" where you can support the global community by walking for clean drinking water in developing nations (each person who completes the walk unlocks clean and safe drinking water for one person), a "live-carving" installation by YouTuber Chop With Chris, food trucks on location, and Cat Footwear games & giveaways.


"We believe in building a better future in our community and this 'BUILD FOR BETTER' event will be the first of many opportunities for our consumers to join us in doing just that," says Janice Tennant, Chief Marketing Officer for Cat Footwear.


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