South Shore Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Celebrates Earth Day with a Do-it-yourself Workshop

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HANOVER, MA, ISSUED APRIL 18, 2019…The South Shore Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, located at 357 Columbia Road in Hanover, will host a Do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop on Saturday, April 27th at 9 am in celebration of Earth Day.

The Restore sells donated items to support South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH) in its effort to provide safe, healthy and affordable housing to families in need on the South Shore.

SSHH supporters can participate in DIY workshops to update a personal treasure or help restore donated items that need a bit of work before hitting the sales floor. “In recognition of Earth Day we will have a DIY workshop in the store on April 27 at 9 a.m.,” explained ReStore Manager Patrick Gately. “DIYers can bring a piece of small furniture to work on and we’ll teach them how to prepare and paint their project.” To register, please call 781.826.6827 ext. 34, ask for Sara or Patrick. Space is limited.

“We invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day by donating, shopping and volunteering at the ReStore. Earth Day is a great reminder that the ReStore is part of a sustainable recycling solution,” said Gately. “We save vast quantities of useful, salable home goods and surplus building materials from landfill, which gives these items a second life and helps protect the environment.

“It’s a great marriage of need and want. Donors need to be rid of unwanted items, and shoppers want great deals. Both have the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of the profits go directly to support the organization’s mission to ‘build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter’.”

A recent DIY workshop included volunteers from Lesley College restoring furniture for resale. Their handwork produced a variety of refreshed furniture that sold quickly to bargain shoppers.

You can show your support for Earth Day and SSHH by dropping donations at the store, Wednesday through Sunday, or contact the store at to learn about donation pick up.

All donation proceeds help fund affordable home builds. SSHH is currently building a six-family townhome community in Duxbury, MA, and recently announced that a new home build at 10 Electric Avenue in Easton will commence this summer.

Companies and individuals are invited to help our family partners build their homes or volunteer at the ReStore.