Support from donors and shoppers have made the 1-year-old Habitat HomeStore so successful that it is able to fund the construction of a house by its parent organization, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity.
That success was highlighted last week, as staff members, donors and customers gathered at the store, located at 1001 Eighth Ave. S., to celebrate its first anniversary with cake, punch and decorations.
The store accepts donations of new, used and salvaged household items such as cabinetry, tubs, sink and building materials. Actually, everything from jewelry to office equipment is accepted at the store. It then sells the items at bargain prices and funnels profits into the construction of more houses.
The tax-deductible donations to the store come from individuals, organizations and larger companies, many in the construction or decorating business.
Rick English, a frequent contributor to the store, said,