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Online furniture shop hosts Local Heroes Contest to give New Yorkers a shot at making over their homes

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An online furniture service is hosting a contest to give New York City’s local heroes the gift of a home refresh.

Kaiyo, an online marketplace for gently-used furniture, announced its first-ever Local Hero Contest for the New York City, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia metro areas. Three individuals from each area will win a Kaiyo gift card to be able to upgrade their living spaces with new furniture.

Kaiyo’s store features gently-used items from brands such as Restoration Hardware, West Elm, Room and Board, and Design Within Reach. Kaiyo provides a white-glove delivery service within the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. metro areas.

Local heroes can include, but are not limited to, front-line healthcare professionals, non-profit organizers, firemen, teachers, community leaders, and more. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 19, and winners will be announced on Aug. 31. The winner will earn a $5,000 gift card for first place, and $250 for the second and third prize winners.

To nominate a local hero, fill out the online form on Kaiyo’s website and share why they deserve this gift.

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