“The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day’s purpose is to call attention to the current global state of the human habitat and push toward adequate housing for all. World Habitat Day is a day for grassroots action and a day for people to be united in their efforts to eradicate poverty housing.”
Learn more at www.habitat.org
For about two years, I have been working at the Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii ReStore on Saturdays. I find it most rewarding in that I get to meet a lot of different people from around the island and help to keep a lot of good materials out of the landfill.
We get private donations every day as well as donations from contractors and retailers, so selection is great and a lot of it is new merchandise. The island hotels are also generous with donating their used furniture and linens when they remodel.
ReStore inventory comes and goes fairly quickly so if you come in and see something that you like, it is best to purchase it while you’re there.
All of the donations that come into ReStore store are tax deductible. We take used furniture, newer used appliances, lighting fixtures, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, doors, hardware, windows etc. Our rule of thumb for accepting used donations is “If you would put it in your mother’s house, we will take it.”
The West Hawaii ReStore is committed to using proceeds from sales to work toward eliminating poverty housing in West Hawaii. Please join us in our efforts to assist the West Hawaii community. ReStore is looking for reliable volunteers to assist customers and to help with stocking and pricing the goods that come in. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 331-8010.
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is a non-profit, grassroots faith-based community organization that seeks to empower families, build community and hope through home ownership for low-income partner families. If you want to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii, please call (808)331-8010, or visit their website www.habitatwesthawaii.org. They arelocated in Kaloko Light Industrial at 73-5576 Kauhola Street, #4 near Home Depot.
Dawn R. Clark, R, GRI is an agent at Clark Realty’s Kailua-Kona office. For information about the Big Island real estate market, please contact her directly at 808.895.6343.