Make an Impact on Affordable Housing Crisis by Giving to Newport News Habitat ReStore During Donation Drive
Fall cleaning really is a thing and it just so happens there’s never been a better time to donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Newport News.
The store operated by Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is holding donation drives on three upcoming Saturdays: Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct 8 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. A truck will be parked in front of the store at 371 Chatham Drive to make dropping off your gently used items convenient. If you can’t make it on one of these Saturdays, the ReStore accepts donations Monday-Saturday at the loading dock behind the store.
Remember, you can also schedule a FREE donation pickup here or by calling 757-932-8976, Option 1.
Bonus: You get a 10% off coupon to shop at the ReStore, where prices of new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more are usually 30-90% off retail.
Double bonus: By donating, you’re making a difference in the lack of local affordable housing, a crisis that continues to worsen. The local Habitat affiliate received over 250 applications this year from families seeking to qualify for its first-time Homebuyer Program. That’s nearly double the amount from last year.
“The demand exceeds the supply,” said Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. “Everyone deserves a decent, safe place to live.”
Habitat homes are sold to qualifying families who pay back a no-interest mortgage so that more homes can be built in the local community. The local Habitat can build more homes with increased funding, and the ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg play a significant role in that. All proceeds from the ReStores go toward construction of local Habitat houses, which cost $125,000 to build. The inventory for the ReStore is almost all from donations.
“By decluttering your home this fall and making room for the holidays, you are supporting Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities and hope,” Green said. See the full list of what to donate here.