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Aberdeen ReStore seeks residential and business donations

The Aberdeen ReStore is seeking donations from the public to help maintain its inventory of items available for sale at its store.

Donations can be dropped off to the store, and larger items can be picked up free of charge by appointment. The ReStore’s truck can also be scheduled to pick up items after neighborhood yard sales, or a “Stuff the Truck” event when the community brings its donations to the truck at a designated location, date and time.

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Proceeds from the sale of the donated items support Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna’s mission.

“One thing the pandemic has taught us is that we need to be adaptable to our changing situation,” said ReStore Manager John Kunzelman. “For instance, reaching out to closing businesses to see if they’d be interested in donating their merchandise. It’s tough when our favorite local stores can’t survive economically now. However, they’ve told us they appreciate the fact that their donations are going to a good cause, and doing some good in the local community.”

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At the beginning of the year, the ReStore received a donation of more than 20 pallets of tools and household items from Lidl’s warehouse in Perryville. This donation allowed the ReStore to keep its sales alive after having closed its doors in March due to the pandemic, and reopening to the public three months later in June.

Currently, the ReStore is accepting antiques, appliances (2010 or newer), bathroom vanities, building materials, dressers, household items, kitchen cabinets, lamps, puzzles/games, rugs, seasonal decorations and upholstered furniture (free of rips and stains).

The Aberdeen ReStore is part home improvement store, part homegoods store, part resale store. Located at 1013 Beards Hill Road, the ReStore open to the public Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donations are accepted on the side of the building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. To schedule a donation pick up, visit the website habitatsusq.org/restore/restore-donations/. To schedule a neighborhood pick up or for questions, email the Aberdeen ReStore at restore@habitatsusq.org or call 443-567-7698.

Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc. is an ecumenical Christian housing organization devoted to building, renovating and repairing houses in partnership with the community in Cecil and Harford counties. Since its inception in 1993, Habitat Susquehanna has served over 700 families through its Homeownership, Repair and Financial Literacy programs. For more information, call 410-638-4434 (Harford County) or 410-398-3399 (Cecil County), or visit www.habitatsusq.org.

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