Habitat Restore Relocates- Seeks Donations and Business

January 16, 2008
Dwayne Page

If you have gently used furniture you're willing to part with, the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County's Restore would probably be glad to get it.

The Restore is now in a new location, next to the former location, at 415 Miller Road in the old popcorn factory building.

Robin Driver, the owner of the building, says he was happy to make space available in the building for the Restore. "I had spoken with some people with Habitat. They told me they were looking for a place to put their Restore. I have the old popcorn factory over here in town. So I donated space in the building for them there. I feel it's a great cause and those of us who are in the housing business here in the county, I feel like it is incumbent upon us to help every way we can. It's obviously the way we make our living and it's also a great cause to get deserving families into houses."

Mike Antoniak says Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is grateful to Driver for his generosity. "Robin is a real benefactor of the Restore. I lot of these stores pay quite a bit of money just in overhead but he has donated this space for the Restore and it's given us a real head start."

Antoniak says the Restore is looking for donations, and of course, you can shop too, and all proceeds will go toward the mission of Habitat for Humanity. "We're looking for gently used, recyclable, or overstocked items, building supplies, and building materials. Actually what we're looking for is materials or items donated to Habitat that can't be used in the houses for whatever reason. We've got appliances, doors, wood and wicker furniture, and some upholstered pieces. We'll accept pretty much anything that might be usable in a house. We're not taking clothes or books at this point. We've talked about maybe taking some of the type of items you might find in a thrift store. We'll see how the space allows once we get fully set up. If you have something to donate and you want to support Habitat this is a great way to do it. If it realizes our expectations, it should become a primary source of funding for the Habitat houses and Habitat projects in the county. Not everyone can drive a nail but this is a way to support Habitat either by donating or coming out and buying something."

The Restore is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions you may call the Habitat number at 215-8181 and leave a message. Someone will return your call.

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