Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE — ReStore, the retail branch of Habitat For Humanity, is having a party to mark three years of business. The Lawrenceville store, located on Riverside Parkway, The celebration is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include face painting, caricature drawing and chalk painting along with cake donated by Walmart and pizza donated by Marco’s Pizza.
The regular merchandise, likeas furniture, windows and doors will also be on sale for 20 percent off. Charlene Rogers, ReStore manager, said that most of the people providing the entertainment and party activities are regular customers.
All of the store’s products are donated and many of the workers are volunteers, including some of the cashiers and electricians.
“Not everyone can write a check today but they might have some supplies they don’t need.” said Drew Meyer, senior director of ReStore operations in Atlanta.
Gwinnett Technical College students from Dennis Bower’s class also helped ReStore earlier in the year by constructing and designing the show rooms inside the store. Bowers used to work for Habitat For Humanity.
“It is a virtuous circle, the donors get a tax deduction, customers get a great bargain and the proceeds go back into the community through Habitat For Humanity,” Meyer said.
For more information, go to www.gwinnettrestore.org.