As the winter months approach, Greensboro residents that might not be fans of cold weather could already be dreaming of spring, and when the time comes for spring cleaning, Habitat Greensboro will be ready to accept donations of household items no longer needed when it’s second ReStore opens, Habitat Greensboro announced today.
The new ReStore will be located on the southeast corner of Lawndale Drive and Cornwallis Drive; the Walgreens Drugstore there will close Dec. 31. The new location will not affect the current ReStore located at 3826 W. Gate City Blvd. The original ReStore, which opened in 2000, has 38,000 square feet of retail space featuring new and used appliances, building materials and furniture, three moving trucks for donation pickups as well as a “ReStore on the Move” donations trailer. The new location will focus on furniture and “do it yourself” projects from a slightly-smaller space, and it will give residents on the north side of Greensboro a more-convenient donation drop-off location.
“We are thrilled to add a second ReStore location in Greensboro,” Habitat Greensboro CEO Maria Hanlin said. “The ReStore is an incredible source of funding for affordable homes, gives shoppers an economical experience and gives donors a place to recycle their treasures! This great location is a wonderful addition to our original ReStore, and we look forward to opening in the spring of 2018.”
Shopping at a Habitat ReStore isn’t like the shopping experience anywhere else. Part home- improvement store, part home-goods store, part resale store, each ReStore has a wide selection that changes regularly depending on new arrivals. With a rapidly-changing selection, customers can find gently-used building and household materials donated by individuals, small businesses, large companies and job sites. Proceeds from the Habitat Greensboro ReStore help fund construction of Habitat homes in Greensboro.
Among the items that can be donated to and purchased from the Habitat Greensboro ReStore are furniture, appliances, house wares, construction material, office furniture, light fixtures, art and much more. At ReStore, the customer benefits because of access to fantastic new and gently used items that are generally below retail prices. Outside the store, the Greensboro community benefits because purchases help Habitat Greensboro provide affordable housing for purchase by qualified individuals.