By Melissa Robinson
The Southern Crescent’s
Habitat for Humanity has had a presence in Henry County for 26 years
and will now offer an even bigger impact with it’s new ReStore, to
open on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in McDonough.
The new Habitat ReStore in
McDonough will resell donated items and use the proceeds to
support Habitat for Humanity.
Remodeling the kitchen
and not sure what to do with your old cabinets? Changing out
your curtains or appliances and looking to donate them? The
Habitat ReStore is looking for donations of gently used home
décor, furniture, paint, building supplies, tools and other
items to be sold in the store, with the proceeds going to
support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing decent and
affordable housing to those in need.
Melissa Chapman, Chief
Executive Officer for the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity,
said the ReStore will offer a unique opportunity for the
organization to have a physical presence in the community, which it
has served for well over two decades.
One of more than 700 stores
of its kind across the United States, the 19,000 square foot space
will feature a large sales floor as well as offices for staff and a
room to serve as a meeting place.
“The space will lend itself
not only to the store and offices, but other community events and
classes for participants and volunteers,” said Chapman.
Chapman said the store is
going to be a wonderful resource to those looking for a good
“It’s going to be a treasure
hunter’s paradise,” said Chapman. “We have a lot of DIYers who will
be able to find great deals and unique items.”
She said the store is looking
for donations of hard goods, and even leftover building supplies,
from individuals, contractors or businesses, and donations are tax
“The store is going to build
homes and hope in our community, and give us an opportunity to serve
families in a way we never have before,” she said.
The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s
ReStore is located at 465 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Georgia 30253,
near Avalon Church. To schedule a free pick-up of donated goods,
call 678-782-5111. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on December 7.