Habitat for Humanity collection planned in Bay Village

Do you have things sitting around gathering dust? Bring your gently used household items to the Habitat for Humanity Donation Collection on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bay Village Police Department parking lot, 28000 Wolf Rd.

This is a great opportunity for you to donate your used items to a worthy cause. If you have a large item to donate, a pick up can be arranged by calling Jerry Jarc at 440-823-4579 in advance of May 21.

According to Habitat volunteer Jerry Jarc, this is the second Habitat for Humanity Donation Drop Off to be scheduled this spring in Bay. The first drop off in April was very successful, resulting in four large truckloads of great usable items being donated. The Habitat for Humanity drop off events are organized by the Bay Village Green Team.

Accepted: Garbage cans, windows, doors, lumber, wallpaper (full rolls), furniture, faucets, sinks, cabinets, hand and power tools, yard tools, ladders, light fixtures – all types of items large or small that come from your house or garage. All items must be clean and in working condition.

Not accepted: Mattresses, clothing, paint

Attention Bay residents: You may drop off your used garbage cans if you no longer have use for them due to the new Automated Trash Pick Up program. The cans should be clean and in usable condition.

Volunteers are needed (14 years and older) to help load donations into the truck and provide receipts to donors. Please call Brenda at 216-905-7451 to volunteer. Hours are from 9-5 PM at the Bay Village Police Department Parking Lot--you can volunteer for a 1 or 2 hour shift. Please dress for the weather.

If you are renovating your home, ask your contractor to carefully remove reusable items (like sinks and cabinets), so that they are not damaged and can be donated to Habitat for Humanity. You can drop donated items off at the Donation Center at 2110 W. 110th St., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can also support Habitat for Humanity by shopping at the Restore at 2110 W. 110th St.

Did you know?
The Restore sells the donated goods and uses the proceeds to fund their mission of eliminating substandard housing in Cleveland. This is accomplished by renovating existing homes and building new ones. These homes are sold to qualified families with demonstrated need and the ability to pay a zero-interest loan. All of this work helps to strengthen Cleveland neighborhoods.

Brenda OReilly

Brenda O'Reilly is Co-Chair of the Bay Village Green Team.

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