Re-Source York aims to educate women with home-improvement workshops
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Kristen Wolfe of York works on a mosaic design for a magnet she made from a jar lid at Re-Source York Jan. 11. The project was part of the night s creative reuse workshop. (DAILY RECORD / SUNDAY NEWS CHRIS DUNN )

Nikki Hunger-Eckenrode is no stranger to home improvement: She’s worked as the store manager and volunteer coordinator at Re-Source York’s Ninth Avenue location in North York for 3½ years.

For years, she thought about ways she could share her experience with local women.

“The idea was that a lot of women are not knowledgeable about home improvement items, and that leaves them vulnerable,” Hunger-Eckenrode said. “Sometimes they’re hiring people for jobs they could easily do, or hiring people for work they don’t understand and overpaying.”

Hunger-Eckenrode partnered with Averie Clark, the director of community engagement at Bell Socialization Services, a partner of Re-Source York since 2002, to get the idea off the ground.

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