Habitat for Humanity ReStore

18 Sep

Dropped off a bunch of stuff at the Ventura County ReStore today. For those of you who don’t know what it is, ReStore is a thrift store for building materials. They accept donations and resell items at a discount. The proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.

When you buy something from ReStore- say, a window –  it means that window was kept out of the landfill, and it also means no additional natural resources were consumed to make that window, as there would be if you’d bought a new one.

I donated 19 doors, 2 bathroom sinks, some nice kitchen cabinets, a desk and credenza, and some light fixtures. All this stuff was in good shape (some of the doors were new!)  but was going to be thrown out with the trash if I or someone else hadn’t picked it up.

Please spread awareness about the ReStore, because our society sends literally tons of building materials to the landfill. We’re wasting things people need and would love to make use of.

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