Habi­tat Re­Store holds sum­mer do­na­tion drive

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

EAS­TON — Dorch­ester and Tal­bot County res­i­dents can sup­port the store that helps build homes by do­nat­ing to the Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Chop­tank Re­Store’s Sum­mer Drive for Do­na­tions.

With free and con­ve­nient pick-up ser­vice, com­mu­nity mem­bers, con­gre­ga­tions and busi­ness own­ers can eas­ily do­nate new and gen­tly used house­hold items, ap­pli­ances, build­ing ma­te­ri­als, fur­ni­ture, light­ing fix­tures and cab­i­nets.

Do­nated items will then be avail­able for pur­chase at a frac­tion of the re­tail price at the Habi­tat Chop­tank Re­Store in Eas­ton, which is open to the gen­eral pub­lic. Rev­enue gen­er­ated from sales at the Re­Store is used to help build or re­ha­bil­i­tate homes in part­ner­ship with in­come-qual­i­fy­ing home buy­ers.

“Ev­ery item do­nated to our Re­Store helps to im­prove the lives of fam­i­lies in need of bet­ter shel­ter,” said Chris Smith, store man­ager. “This year, pro­ceeds from the Habi­tat Chop­tank Re­Store are help­ing to sup­port our af­ford­able home pur­chas­ing pro­gram in Eas­ton, Cam­bridge and Hur­lock.”

Habi­tat home buy­ers help build their homes along­side vol­un­teers and pay an af­ford­able mort­gage.

“Through this part­ner­ship, our home buy­ers achieve the strength, sta­bil­ity and self-reliance they need to build a bet­ter life for them­selves and their fam­i­lies,” Smith said.

Last year alone, lo­cally run Habi­tat Re­Stores col­lec­tively raised more than $100 mil­lion for home­build­ing while di­vert­ing more than 128,000 tons of re­us­able ma­te­ri­als from land­fills.

The Habi­tat Chop­tank Re­Store re­lies heav­ily on the gen­eros­ity of donors, and do­na­tions made through the Sum­mer Drive for Do­na­tions event may be tax de­ductible. For in­for­ma­tion about how to sched­ule a do­na­tion drop-off or pick-up, call the Re­Store at 410-8206186 or visit www.habi­tatchop­tank.org/re­store2-2.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

This photo pro­vided by Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Chop­tank shows a Re­Store truck. The Habi­tat Chop­tank Re­Store has a truck sim­i­lar to this ready to pick up do­nated items.

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