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Spring Cleaning: Habitat Bucks ReStores are the Alternative to the Landfill
Homeowners, Property Managers, and Event Coordinators Can Donate HH Items

Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Author: Beth Brody,, 908-295-0600

It's time for spring cleaning and people who are looking to downsize, declutter, replace household items or renovate their homes can donate unwanted items to the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Chalfont and Langhorne. From furniture, cabinets, appliances, and building supplies to home décor and electronics, the ReStores put your donated household goods to use and keep them out of the landfill.

Sometimes, clearing clutter out of a home can be overwhelming, especially when preparing for a move. Realtors should talk to clients about downsizing BEFORE the housing season begins; don't wait until settlement or it may be too late.

Homeowners are not the only ones who can donate. Property managers can schedule donation drives and a ReStore truck will visit the community and accept donations for the day. Not only does this show your commitment to supporting the local community and residents, it helps eliminate unnecessary waste and furniture ending up at the dumpsters.

In addition, event coordinators are encouraged to invite the ReStore truck to join them on-site to accept donations at local festivals, block parties, community days, shredding events, expos, first Fridays etc. it's a great way to draw a crowd!

And finally, corporations and businesses of all shapes and sizes can coordinate a donation drive on site in their parking lot in just two easy steps: step 1, call to book the truck; step 2 get the word out in emails, newsletters, flyers, etc. The ReStore truck will handle the rest.

"Local residents, businesses and developments can join our efforts to keep material out of landfills and support our commitment to the community by donating goods to our ReStores," says B.J. Breish, ReStore Director. "The ReStore trucks are available to come to your location but it's best to make arrangements in advance."

Among some of the items you can donate:

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- Stoves, ovens, ranges, microwaves, small appliances, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and clothes dryers

- Wood furniture, tables, side boards, bookcases, sofas, chairs, desks, patio and outdoor furniture

- Antiques and collectibles, china, glasses, decorative pillows, candleholders, vases, crystal, framed art and picture frames

- Ceiling lights, pendant lights, wall mount lights, exterior lights, table and floor lamps

- Bathroom vanities, medicine cabinets, sinks, toilets, shower stalls

- Area rugs, hardwood, vinyl and ceramic flooring

- Outdoor furniture, lawn and garden tools, lawn mowers, power tools and hand tools

To schedule a ReStore truck, call (215) 822-2708 x 1, or schedule online anytime at ReStore donations have raised more than $200K to support the Habitat for Humanity mission. In 2017, the Bucks County ReStore's diverted 2,450,000 pounds of material from landfills from the sales of their donated goods, and various recycling initiatives.

About Habitat Bucks

The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) is simple: Building Communities, Empowering Families. Habitat Bucks has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to volunteer to lend a helping hand.

The Habitat Bucks Homeownership Program provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. Habitat homebuyers contribute a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity during the construction of their homes, and purchase their home with an affordable mortgage.

Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has partnered with 110 households in Bucks County for homeownership. Our Home Repair program makes exterior home repairs such as porch repair and installation of wheelchair access ramps, and interior home modifications to help aging and individuals with disabilities remain safe in their own homes. Revenue from Habitat ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes.

For more information about Habitat Bucks, please call 215.822.2812 or visit:


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