Habitat for Humanity Opens New Lake County ReStore in Eastlake

On August 6, 2016, Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity brought ReStore shopping back to Lake County with their new store at 34225 Vine Street in Eastlake.

The store is open for business Fridays and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and accepts donations Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (For more information about the new ReStore, as well as the organization’s other current projects in Lake County, see Kristi Garabrandt’s article in the Thursday, August 4, 2016 issue of the News-Herald.)

Besides Habitat for Humanity’s work in providing affordable new and rehabbed housing for local families, their ReStores serve the Recycling/Zero Waste community by providing:

  • A destination for donating such items as furniture, tools, electronics, housewares, and appliances.
  • An affordable resource for purchase of such items.

Click here for more information about Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity.

For a look at my own experience as a ReStore shopper, see my blog post Shopping Recycled: How I Replaced My Jenn-Air Range at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Saved Over $2,000.

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Shop Recycled: Fine Furniture at Extraordinary Prices at The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale, August 27–28

Some of Northeast Ohio’s finest gently used furniture will be available at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale (note new hours):

  • Saturday, August 27, 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
  • Sunday, August 28, 11 A.M.–1 P.M.

Fabulous New Merchandise
Spend $100 or More, Get $25 Off

Examples of furniture available at this sale

Examples of furniture available at this sale

Click here for a look at more of the fine merchandise available at this event.

Sign: The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale

Look for this sign at The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale.

The sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio (map). (Note that this is a different location from The Gathering Place.) Terms for all purchases are cash or credit cards only.

The Gathering Place Warehouse gift cards will also be available for purchase during the sale.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org). Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale: save money, take home beautiful things and keep fine home furnishings from going to waste.

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Shop Recycled: Fine furniture at extraordinary prices at The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale, July 30–31

Some of Northeast Ohio’s finest gently used furniture and accessories will be available at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale (please note new hours):

  • Saturday, July 30, 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
  • Sunday, July 31, 10 A.M.–1 P.M.

For this sale, all merchandise is 50% off.

Furniture and accessories available at The Gathering Place Warehouse SaleThe sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio (map). (Note that this is a different location from The Gathering Place.) Terms for all purchases are cash or credit cards only. For more information, call 216-595-9546.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or apisdorf@touchedbycancer.org). Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale. Save money. Add beautiful things to your home and Keep Them Out of the Landfill.

Want to stay in touch with the latest recycling news in the Cleveland area? Just click on the Follow button at the bottom of my blog Home page.

Shop Recycled: Habitat for Humanity to Open New ReStore in Eastlake

Great news for the local Recycling/Zero Waste community: according to a report earlier this month in the News-Herald, Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity will open a 17,000-square-foot retail store in the old Sears outlet facility at 34255 Vine Street in Eastlake. (Click here to read the News-Herald article.)

Habitat ReStores are retail stores open to the public. By accepting donations of new and gently used furniture, housewares, building materials, tools, plumbing, electrical supplies, etc., ReStores are able to resell these items at 50%–75% off retail prices. Low prices save money for savvy shoppers, and the proceeds help Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing for low-income families.

A little over two years ago, I reported the closing of the Lake County Habitat for Humanity Painesville ReStore. (Read the full article here.) About a year ago, Geauga County Habitat for Humanity, now Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity, became Habitat International’s affiliate organization for Lake County. (Read the News-Herald report here.)

The new store, expected to open in July 2016, will be in addition to the Geauga County ReStore in Newberry and, at least initially, will maintain the same hours as the Newberry store, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 am–5 pm.

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for families in need by building new homes and rehabbing abandoned properties which would otherwise be demolished. Renovation instead of demolition reuses much of the existing structure, thus keeping building materials out of the landfill. Reuse of materials donated to Habitat’s ReStores helps contain building costs and makes use of what otherwise is likely to be discarded. (How much can you save by shopping at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore? I saved over $2,000 when I purchased my Jenn-Air range at a local ReStore. Read the full story here.)

Habitat for Humanity ReStores: Keeping Building Materials Out of the Landfill.

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The Facts About Goodwill Industries

For several years, some of my friends and family have been telling me that they won’t donate to or shop at Goodwill Industries because their chief executive is overpaid and their workers get paid very little.

I finally checked this out. According to Snopes.com (accurate information for Goodwill is about 4/5 of the way down the page), it was never true, and it certainly isn’t true now.

Here’s how some legitimate sources evaluate Goodwill Industries:

Let’s put this outrageous calumny where it belongs: in the landfill!

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Shop Recycled: The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale Dec. 5 and 6

The Gathering Place Has You Covered

for the Holidays

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Beautiful Holiday Decorations
Wonderful Stocking Stuffers
Great New Costume Jewelry Selection 

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  • Saturday, December 5th ~ 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 6th ~ 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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4911 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights
(map)

Click here  to see an example of the fine furniture for sale at this event.
Cash or Credit Cards Only.

Follow The Gathering Place on Instagram or Twitter and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to The Gathering Place Warehouse. Share or retweet this post and you’ll be entered again. Four chances to win.
Winners will be contacted through their Instagram or Twitter.

For more information call 216.595.9546
All proceeds support the free programs and services at The Gathering Place  or individuals and families touched by cancer
Coupon

Shop Recycled: The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale Oct. 24–25

Beautiful New Merchandise

$25 coupon for this sale only

Specially Priced Home Collectibles
Costume Jewelry
Pottery by Ann Friedman
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      Saturday, October 24th ~ 9:00am-2:00pm
       Sunday, October 25th~ 10:00am-1:00pm
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4911 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights
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Click here to see an example of the fine furniture and accessories for sale at this event.

Cash or Credit Cards Only.

Follow The Gathering Place on Instagram or Twitter and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to The Gathering Place Warehouse. Share or retweet the posts and you’ll be entered again. Four chances to win.
Winners will be contacted through their Instagram or Twitter accounts.

For more information call 216.595.9546
All proceeds support the free programs and services at The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.
 

The Gathering Place Warehouse

Bring in this coupon for $25 off purchase
of one item priced $100 or more.

(One coupon per transaction.
Valid only October 24 & 25, 2015)