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ReStore of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County to Host Customer Appreciation Day

ReStore of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County to Host Customer Appreciation Day

Since opening in 2006, the ReStore of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has provided a source for affordable building supplies, appliances, furniture and household goods. The store is stocked in part with donations from residents and businesses who bring in their surplus materials.

You might not know that there are some items that can be purchased brand new from the ReStore. The ReStore has a partnership with Georgia Power to offer a selection of energy efficient LED light bulbs in various sizes and affordable prices. They also get periodic shipments of unopened paint and pallets full of new flooring that can cover full rooms.

Savvy shoppers know that the ReStore’s stock changes frequently and to keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram for posts about new arrivals. Items like outdoor storage and patio furniture are especially popular.

The ReStore is full of great finds but as an open space without air conditioning, it can get hot in the summer. They recently added an HVAC system to the store to create a more pleasant shopping experience for their customers and they are currently fundraising to offset the cost.

“We appreciate the support of our partners who make it possible for us to build homes for local families and provide affordable pathways to home ownership,” says Jimmy Rutland, president/CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County. “Shopping at the ReStore funds homes, community and hope.”

As a show of appreciation to their customers, donors and volunteers, the ReStore will host its annual customer appreciation day August 19. The team will be serving up free cookout cuisine and giving away some fantastic raffle prizes donated by community partners. In previous years, prizes have included gift baskets, outdoor furniture and cash. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each during ReStore hours until 2pm, August 19, and the winners will be drawn after that.

“The customer appreciation party is our way of thanking everyone who has supported us over the years,” says ReStore manager Kait Rapp. “We look forward to welcoming everyone!”

Keep an eye on Habitat of Humanity of Effingham County’s social media platforms for updates on customer appreciation day, including sneak peeks at the raffle prizes available. 

If you can’t make it to the customer appreciation day, consider signing up for a volunteer shift or donating items to the ReStore. Every Wednesday-Saturday, volunteers can help with tasks at the ReStore, including stocking, cleaning, organizing and office support. Volunteers can sign up individually or as a group using the QR code.