The Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) ReStore in Chalfont has raised over $200,000 in less than a year, which is more than enough to build a Habitat Home. This is the first time in the Chalfont ReStore’s seven-year history that this feat was accomplished. The Habitat Bucks ReStores, located in Chalfont and Langhorne, sell overstocked, discontinued, new and used building materials, furniture and household goods to the public. These items are donated by manufacturers, retail stores, contractors, and area residents.
To celebrate, the Chalfont ReStore is planning a milestone theme party, “The Store that Builds Homes!” on September 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Food trucks, special guests, discounted merchandise, workshops, demonstrations, and other family-friendly activities are planned throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public. If you would like to participate or support the event please contact B.J. Breish at [email protected] or at (215) 822-2812 Extension 305.
“The ReStore is a community supported program that financially upholds the Habitat Bucks mission to empower families,” said B.J. Breish, ReStore Director. “We continue re-invent ourselves in order to meet the other needs within our community, through our employment, work-study, and charity initiatives.”
With the help of its 250,000 customers, 35,000 donors, and tens of thousands of volunteer hours, the Chalfont ReStore has achieved a net profit in each of its seven years. The Langhorne Restore opened in April, 2016 to serve Lower Bucks County.
There are more than 860 Habitat ReStores located in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. Though each Habitat for Humanity ReStore is unique, most accept donations of household goods, furniture, appliances and building materials. In 2015, over 3 million ReStore donations diverted more than 124,000 tons of material from landfills nationwide.
The Habitat ReStore program is made possible by the generous donations of new and gently used household items, building supplies and furniture. The program is a vital piece of the Habitat mission to build homes, and empower families in Bucks County. Donations are accepted at the Chalfont ReStore, 31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, Chalfont, PA 18914 Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30pm, and at the Langhorne location, 1337 E Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne, PA 19056, Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The ReStores will also pick up larger items for free! To arrange a free donation pick-up, visit Habitat Bucks or call (215) 822-2708.
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