Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your goods at a Habitat Restore!
April 18, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your goods at a Habitat Restore
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties will host its first donation drive to collect goods to resell at the affiliates soon to be opened Habitat Restore. Local residents can get a jumpstart on spring-cleaning while supporting the affiliates’ mission to help families build a place they call home. Businesses and residents can donate items ranging from appliances, furniture and home goods to cabinets, lighting and building products. The affiliate will host the donation drive from 10 to 4pm and will be accepting goods at two local locations; the ReStore located at 1374 Rt 9 in Moreau & the Knights of Columbus located at 50 Pine Road in Saratoga Springs. Local residents and businesses can also call 518.415.2525 to schedule a pick up for large goods donations. The nonprofit will issue a receipt for the accepted goods during the Earth Day donation drive.“We are pleased to participate in the celebration of Earth Day by creating an opportunity to recycle unwanted household items and help fund affordable housing at the same time”, said Tammy DiCara, President of the local affiliate.
The affiliates Habitat ReStore relies on donations from individuals and businesses to keep the store stocked and all proceeds generated by Habitat ReStore are used to help build homes in the tri-counties. Shoppers can find an abundance of treasures, whether they need something to use today or an item they can upcycle into something new to use tomorrow.
“Our local affiliate is extremely proud to be opening a local ReStore. This is the first of many steps as we grow from building one home a year to three homes per year”, said Adam Feldman, Executive Director.
About Habitat for Humanity
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties, a local nonprofit, has worked in partnership with the community to provide the opportunity for home ownership to those who find it just out of reach. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple homes for hard working families earning between 40-60% of the median income in the tri-counties. The affiliate uses primarily donated labor and materials for the build, and then issues a 30-year mortgage to the family for that cost. This program creates new affordable housing while engaging the community — local businesses, civic groups, municipalities, students, and funding sources in support of motivated family partners. Habitat homeowners are selected based on their level of need, their willingness to put in “sweat equity”, and their ability to repay the mortgage on the home. To donate or volunteer visit www.glensfallshabitat.org or call 518.793.7484
About Habitat for Humanity Restore
Habitats for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture and home accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Last year alone, Habitat ReStores raised more than $122 million for homebuilding while diverting more than 120,000 tons of reusable material from landfills. ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world. To shop, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org/restores.
Ania Macejka, Marketing and Public Relations Chair