ReStock the ReStore drive at new location

Published Mar 11, 2016 at 4:00pm

UTICA — The Oneida County Habitat ReStore has re-located and is in need of donated items to stock up their inventory. Oneida County Habitat for Humanity will host “ReStock the ReStore” donation drive at their new location, 494 French Road (near Chanatry’s).

Donations may be dropped off at the new ReStore between noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Pickups for large items are available by appointment.

The goal of the donation drive is to increase the ReStore’s inventory before the store’s grand Re-Opening on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. The ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used household items and building supplies, such as some furniture, appliances, cabinetry, tools, lighting, office furniture and much more. The ReStore does not accept clothing or mattresses. All donations are tax-deductible. For a listing of acceptable items please visit www.restoreoneidacounty.org.

“As Winter comes to an end, many people are cleaning out closets, basements and attics or remodeling and redecorating. We want to encourage everyone to consider the benefits of donating to Habitat’s ReStore instead of dumping the items or holding a garage sale.” Louis LaBella, executive director, said.

“The ReStore is not only a green alternative to disposing of unwanted items, but it’s also a great way to support Habitat for Humanity’s work in Oneida County providing homeownership opportunities and repairs to families fallen to financial difficulties, elderly, disabled and veterans”

Habitat staff and volunteers will be on site to accept donations. If donors have large items they cannot bring in themselves they can schedule a pickup by calling 624-9010 or visiting www.restoreoneidacounty.org.

A Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail operation that supports the services provided by the organization. The income generated from the ReStore goes specifically toward expanding the building and repair programs of Oneida County Habitat for Humanity.

The ReStore promotes the reuse of overstocked, discontinued, new and slightly used building materials, cabinets, furniture and various items donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors, deconstruction efforts and individuals.

These donated items are sold to the public at discount prices or used in construction of Habitat projects while providing an environmentally responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills.

The ReStore has been made possible through a grant provided by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties

On the net: www.oneidacountyhabitat.org