(Aug. 31, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County announces the grand opening of its first ReStore, located at 9026 Worcester Highway, in Berlin.
The regular hours of operation will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (the grand opening weekend hours are noon to 6 p.m. for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1).
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
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.
You can donate goods to the ReStore to clear clutter and make a difference at the same time. Or, you can shop the ReStore for your next home project and support the effort to provide decent and affordable housing in Worcester County.
The ReStore is also in need of volunteers for many different roles. You’ll get to interact with ReStore staff as well as your fellow volunteers, which may include future Habitat homeowners that often serve as volunteers in ReStores as part of the sweat equity investment for their home.
There are many ways to volunteer with Habitat. No matter which way works best for you, feel good knowing your efforts make a difference in your community while enjoying the additional benefits of volunteering.
A sampling of the ReStore volunteer opportunities include: retail sales, refurbishing materials, display and merchandising, receiving and pricing, customer service and picking up donations. All interested individuals can visit www.habitatworcester.org to fill out the volunteer form.
If you would like to donate items, also visit the website for more information, or you can email photos of the items directly to donations@habitatworcester. org. You may also call Habitat Worcester at 410-641-4440.
— Lauren Bunting is an Associate Broker with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.