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Living on a Budget
by Joan Rattner Heilman, From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, July 1, 2009
If you need a bathtub, antique French doors, concrete blocks or just about anything else for your home or business—and you want it cheap—scout out one of the 550 Habitat for Humanity ReStores around the country.
Stocked by donations from retailers, contractors, demolition crews and individuals like you, these locally run, nonprofit outlet centers sell new or used items at a fraction of normal price. So if they’ve got what you need, you can save while aiding Habitat’s mission of recruiting volunteers to build or rehabilitate homes for low-income families.
To locate ReStores in your area, make a donation or volunteer to work, call 1-800-422-4828 or visit www.habitat.org/env/restores.
Joan Rattner Heilman writes often on good deals and where to find them.
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