FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (WSVN) – This Black Friday isn’t all about deals and steals. Habitat for Humanity has a way for shoppers to decorate their homes while also lending a helping hand to the community.
The holiday deals have already started at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Fort Lauderdale, but there the bargains also help the community.
If the furniture is new, it is 20% off; if it is used, it is 40% off.
The store has everything from artwork to memory foam mattresses and even large flat screens.
Many of the items are brand new, donated by corporate sponsors.
“We get these incredibly beautiful pieces that are really one-of-a-kind,” said Thor Barraclough, chief program officer for Habitat for Humanity of Broward.
But many other items are donated by neighbors, so shoppers have a chance to find real gems.
“You just don’t know when that designer lamp is going to show up, or that great antique, or that incredibly unique table or chair,” Barraclough said.
Shoppers can even find designer items, and that opportunity gets them excited.
“You have no idea. It’s like a gold mine,” says shopper Lauren Maslin.
Whether shoppers are looking for new bedding or DIY items, the Habitat ReStore offers many deals. Best of all, all sales are spent helping people build their own homes.
“Every dollar you spend goes back to affordable housing and to putting families in homes that are working hard to get that slice of the American dream,” Barraclough said.
By buying second-hand goods, you reduce waste and help the environment.
Giving back is Habitat for Humanity’s mission, and those with the nonprofit said that’s what Thanksgiving is all about.
“Black Fridays are huge for us, as they are for any other retailer. It really makes a difference to our whole year, and so we can really enter a large part of a family’s home on that day,” said Barraclough, “so when people come in they can feel really great that not only are they getting a great piece of furniture or building material or whatever, they are changing the life of a family.”
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