Spring cleaning? Donate your used household items to Habitat for Humanity

Donation drop-off available Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Bay Village Police Department parking lot

The residents of Westlake and Bay Village ranked second and third among all area cities for the number of donations given to the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity in 2013. Many of those donations came from the local Habitat for Humanity donation drop-offs like the one planned for Saturday, May 3, at Bay Village Police Department parking lot, 28000 Wolf Road. Bay Village Green Team and Habitat for Humanity volunteers partner to provide this local donation drop-off on a semi-annual basis, usually scheduled in May and September.

The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of revitalizing Cleveland neighborhoods. Donations provide direct benefits to the local economy. The donated items are sold to area residents through the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and the proceeds support the Habitat's mission to eliminate proverty housing through home construction and rehabilitation. The focus for 2014 is rehabbing homes in the Fairfax and Slavic Village neighborhoods into safe and affordable housing.

The Greater Cleveland ReStore is one of the largest reuse and recycle centers in Cuyahoga County. Your donated item finds a good home and tons of usable materials are diverted from local landfills.

Donated items must be in good, usable condition. Items accepted include furniture,  building supplies (windows, doors, kitchen and bath cabinets, lighting fixtures, sinks, tubs, showers, plumbing/electric/HVAC items, lumber, tile, full rolls of wallpaper), tools (hand, power, yard), appliances (refrigerators, washer/dryers, stoves, microwaves, freezers), landscaping items and more. Items NOT accepted: mattresses, paint, clothing, screens, window treatments, blinds, or appliances older than 10 years. 

If you have large items, you can arrange for home pick up by contacting Habitat at 216-429-3631. You can also drop off donations directly at the warehouse located at 2110 W. 110th Street in Cleveland between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 

Don’t forget, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to shop for used building supplies and furniture. The 35,000-square-foot warehouse is worth a visit – they have everything from plumbing supplies, sinks and toilets to cabinets, doors and furniture. Store hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.clevelandhabitat.org.

Brenda OReilly

Co-Chair of the Bay Village Green Team

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