Recently, one of our favorite donors – Mark Madore of Family First Realty in Teays Valley – wrote an article about the ReStore for the Real Estate Guide. Here’s why Mark donates to the ReStore and why he believes others, especially those trying to sell their house, should give too.
My wife and I just sold our home and built a new one. Over the past year we have worked diligently to prepare our old house for sale so to ensure we could sell quickly and receive a fair price. In addition to fresh paint we thinned out our possession to make the house look spacious and welcoming. We closely looked at what we owned and decided what would and would not work in our new home.
Like many of you, our possessions (stuff) had both personal and monetary value to us. Knowing we could not use everything in our new home we wanted to ensure our precious items were put to good use. That is where Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore in Teays Valley came in. Here are the benefits to you for donating your unneeded, although good, household items and furniture to the ReStore:
- Your home will show better once you de-clutter, including closets, basements and storage areas.
- Your home will sell faster for more money.
- Your move will be quicker, less expensive and smoother.
- Your move into your new house will be less stressful.
- You will bless others who can buy your items at an affordable price.
- Your precious items get a second life with a new family.
- You will help the building of Habitat for Humanity homes for other families.
- You may be able to reduce your income tax because of the charitable giving write off.
- This is a win for you and a win for the other families you are able to bless.
You can drop off your smaller household items to the Teays Valley Restore located at 3554 Teays Valley Road or the Charleston ReStore located at 301 Piedmont Road. For larger furniture items you can schedule a free pickup by calling 304-720-8733.