June 30, 2006 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Name My _______ Filter: Help me generate ideas to rename a non-profit!

I'm assisting in the PR makeover of a non-profit organization. They're currently called "The (town name) Non-Profit Building Supply," and their mission is to accept donations of usable scrap building materials and materials/appliances/etc removed during remodelling, and re-sell them at affordable prices to less fortunate families in the area. They're looking for a name that encapsulates their dual mission in terms of recycling building materials, and providing assistance to low-income families, but is short, snappy, and does not have the name of the town in it. Their "competition" (insofar as non-profits are in competition) is a Habitat For Humanity division called "ReStore."

I'm not the person making the final decision, so I can't guarantee anyone from here will be chosen, but some witty alternatives to suggest would be great.
posted by Alterscape to Grab Bag (21 answers total)
A couple of ideas, which may or may not be crap:

posted by hazelshade at 10:21 AM on June 30, 2006

These may kind of suck:

Phase Two
Second Start

(I see I've been beaten to ReBuild)
posted by piratebowling at 10:24 AM on June 30, 2006

posted by iconomy at 10:25 AM on June 30, 2006

Salvage Saving Station
posted by adamrice at 10:26 AM on June 30, 2006

Home Anew.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 10:28 AM on June 30, 2006

If Habitat already has a ReStore, don't Re-anything.

I have always loved this one and will use it if I ever open a thrift shop: Another Man's Treasure.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 10:30 AM on June 30, 2006

The first examples I thought of had the re- prefix, but you might want to steer clear of that because of your competition arena-sharing with Habitat.

How about

Home Again
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:34 AM on June 30, 2006

Walls for All
posted by paulsc at 10:45 AM on June 30, 2006

"Home Again" is already the name of a TV show with rebuilding maven Bob Vila.

The only names I can think of are "2nd Chance Supply" and cutesy things like "Hand Me Ups" or "Nifty Thrifties" -- cute for a clothing store, though maybe not for a buiding suppply.
posted by Robert Angelo at 10:46 AM on June 30, 2006

"More than the Kitchen Sink"

(close to what piratebowling said) "A Second Home"

And my silly contribution, "Raising the Roof"

Also, the Building Materials Reuse Association has a link to the USDA's 2005 Directory of Wood-Framed Building Deconstruction and Reused Building Materials Companies. It's organized by state and primary activity. Most of the names are purely descriptive, but others sound rather catchy.
posted by gargoyle93 at 10:48 AM on June 30, 2006

2nd chance. It describes what they are doing for the people in many cases, and the supplies in all cases.
posted by COD at 10:56 AM on June 30, 2006

Barn Raisers?
posted by evariste at 11:14 AM on June 30, 2006

Take Two Building Supply?
Phoenix Building Materials?
posted by datacenter refugee at 11:24 AM on June 30, 2006

Home Grown Building Supplies

Scrap not Crap

bah I feel like there is something on the tip of my brain, but I can't shake it loose.
posted by mikepop at 11:54 AM on June 30, 2006

For the same reason you'd avoid ReAnything, I'd go so far as avoiding any kind of StudlyCaps name.
posted by mendel at 11:55 AM on June 30, 2006

Try Two
(they're small)
posted by plinth at 12:13 PM on June 30, 2006

From Good Homes

Good Foundation Building Supply
posted by mikepop at 12:16 PM on June 30, 2006

Not really an answer to your question, but few things are more annoying that gratuitious capital letters in the middle of words. You'll make lots of people happy if your name avoids them.
posted by medusa at 1:15 PM on June 30, 2006

Robert Angelo said, "Home Again" is already the name of a TV show with rebuilding maven Bob Vila.

Yuck, I'd forgotten about that. You certainly don't want to imply any associations with him.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 2:03 PM on June 30, 2006

Full Circle
posted by evil holiday magic at 5:35 PM on June 30, 2006

No BS Building Supply
From the Ground Up
We Supply, You Apply
posted by rob511 at 12:26 AM on July 1, 2006

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