5 Reasons You Should Donate to ReStore During Cleanup Week
By: LaRissa Nelson
It’s the time of year for spring cleaning! Cleanup Week in the Fargo-Moorhead area is May 2-6 this year, which means it’s the perfect time to dispose of furniture, appliances and other large items. But before you set all that stuff out on the curb, consider these five great reasons why you should donate your usable materials to Habitat ReStore instead. You’ll be benefiting yourself, the community and the environment.
1. We can pick up your donations for you—for free.
You don’t even have to worry about hauling all that stuff over to ReStore because we can come to you. If you live in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth or another surrounding community, call 218-284-5253 ext. 2 to schedule a free pickup. We’ll come to lakes country too!
Or bring your donations to Habitat ReStore at 210 11th Street North, Moorhead during store hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. We take items that can’t be picked up during Cleanup Week.
Some materials won’t be accepted during Cleanup Week—but ReStore will take them! These items include building materials, wood and all of your working appliances.
We also take many other items, including furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, lighting fixtures and pallets. Visit our webpage for a full list of items we’ll accept.
3. You’ll get a tax deduction for your donation.
All ReStore donations are tax deductible, so you’ll get a little something in return for donating!
4. You’ll be helping divert TONS of materials from local landfills.
By donating your usable items to ReStore, you’ll be helping ReStore divert almost 500 tons of materials from area landfills this year! That’s a lot of waste that doesn’t have to go to waste—and a huge way to help keep the environment healthy.
5. Your donations will help local community members.
Your donated items will be sold at a low cost to people in our community who couldn’t otherwise afford these items—plus area upcyclers who are looking for treasures. Proceeds from these sales support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity so they can continue to build simple, decent and affordable homes for deserving families in Cass and Clay counties.
For more information on Cleanup Week 2016, visit www.cleanupweek.com. If you have questions about Habitat ReStore’s participation in Cleanup Week, contact Randy Ahmann at 218-284-5253 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.