Oh, how I love Home Depot let me count the ways:
¢ It's my go-to spot for the herbs, flowers, and vegetables Lila, Mari, and I plant in our summer container garden
¢ It's where I found these AWESOME SCONCES that look super cutie hanging over my breakfast bar in the kitchen
¢ I found marble tiles similar to the ones shown in THIS PICTURE for $1 a piece. Seriously. I have them in the master bath and the dining room floors. Crazy.

And now, yet another reason to love Home Depot: Now through Feb. 28, The Home Depot is offering a commemorative Dream gift card celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When consumers purchase the collector's edition Dream gift card, The Home Depot will donate five percent of all sales to the Atlanta-based Center for Civil and Human Rights, up to $1 million dollars. The donation will assist in the building of a permanent exhibition home for more than 10,000 of MLK's personal writings and papers, among them 7,000 handwritten notes spanning from 1946 to 1968. The collection also includes drafts of his “I Have a Dream” speech, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” other theological writings and his Nobel Peace Prize addresses. The new center, which will also commemorate the groundbreaking contributions of Atlantans and Georgians to the historic struggle for African-American freedom and equality, will cost in excess of $125 million to build, so every dime including those collected from proceeds from the sales of the special Home Depot Dream gift cards will count.

To help spread the word, Home Depot and MyBrownBaby are partnering to offer a $50 gift card to one lucky MyBrownBaby reader. Here's how you get your chance to win: Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights and leave a comment about something you learned by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Want to enter more than once? Boost your chances of winning by completing one or more tasks on this list:

If you haven't already, sign up for MyBrownBaby's email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 15, 2009. To be eligible, you must verify your email subscription when Feedburner sends you a verification email. Your entry will be invalid if you do not verify. If you would prefer to get MyBrownBaby updates via an MBB RSS feed, please leave a comment letting me know you've done so, and include an email address, as RSS subscribers are anonymous.

Order a Dream gift card from Home Depot, and email a copy of your confirmation order to mybrownbabycontests@gmail.com.

Blog about MyBrownBaby and post a link to your blog entry here.

Rate MyBrownBaby and leave a comment on Top Sista Sites. After you do this, come back to MyBrownBaby to leave a comment to let me know you've done so.

See? That means each of you can receive up to 5 entries. A winner will be chosen via Random.org, and contacted via email. This contest is available to U.S. mailing addresses only; prizes will be sent directly from the contest sponsor.


Well, go ahead what are you waiting for? Those frames and that Home Depot Card aren't going to just materialize on your table. You gotta be in it to win it!

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  1. I learned that the Center for Civil and Human rights will focus on the contributions of Atlanta and George residents, and will also be an educational forum where people can share ideas, stories and lessons! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. Joyce The Writer

    you betta get your black history month on…jd

  3. This is awesome!

    Okay, Denene, you and I need to talk!

    boys who d.a.r.e, Inc., would love to partner as well and help get the word out. Let me know how.


  4. the Center intends to be the global hub for contemporary discussion on the link between Civil Rights lessons and Human Rights issues.

  5. subscriber

  6. This facility will give visitors a place to learn about the past and engage conversations about the future

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  7. I learned that the Partnership consists of the Atlanta Development Authority and Central Atlanta Progress.

  8. Rated and commented on the site! Great site, BTW!

  9. I learned that it would be a self sufficient entity supported by a a $25 million dollar endowment.


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