PropertyGuys.com and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced a program Monday to help 14 local Habitat for Humanity ReStores and franchisees connect with homeowners who are planning to throw out home-goods this spring. The Spring Clean will take place from May 19th to June 1st. Local PropertyGuys.com franchisees will help the ReStore in their area increase inventory by picking up donated items.
“We are very excited about this partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada,” explained PropertyGuys.com President and CEO, Ken LeBlanc. “We truly value the work that they do for promoting homeownership and helping families across the country, and we love that the ReStores have a very local focus – similar to our franchisees.”
“We are pleased to be working with propertyguys.com and The Spring Clean program. The program will see valuable donation of product to our ReStores from the local community and will help Habitat for Humanity Canada build more homes for families in need” said Rob Voisin, Senior Director, National ReStore and Product Services.
The program was born out of the desire to make a difference in the community by raising awareness about the ReStore.
“I really wanted to connect with such a phenomenal organization as Habitat for Humanity Canada, because our brands are so well aligned,” said Jason Schlegel, the PropertyGuys.com franchise owner in Orillia and Gravenhurst, ON who spearheaded the program. “I think that once the word gets out that The Spring Clean will make donating your items even more convenient, folks will want to get involved with this great cause.”
“If the program contributes to the completion of even one more home and a few less viable resale goods becoming buried in local landfills – then we will consider it a success,” Schlegel added.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada ReStores
Over 775,000 square feet of retail space is occupied by high-quality building supplies, home furnishing, appliances, and décor at Habitat for Humanity’s 83 Canadian ReStore locations. Shopping at a ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund Habitat homebuilding projects. As well, shopping at a ReStore is an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill. For more information please visit www.habitat.ca/ReStore.
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