Habitat for Humanity warehouse sale

October 13, 2010 8:23:50 PM PDT
A band saw for $350. A glass dining table for $60. Stoves for $25. And books for just a buck or two. Those are just some of the bargains shoppers will find at a giant warehouse sale in North Philadelphia this weekend.

From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday morning, October 16, 2010, just about everything in the Habitat for Humanity warehouse in the 1800 block of North Gratz Street will go on sale.

The merchandise has been donated by the charity's supporters, by builders and by local businesses.

"They can look for a million different things," explains Frank Monaghan, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia. "There's everything you would find at Home Depot or Lowe's. There are things for home fix-up, there's lot of cabinets, there's furniture, there is hardwood materials that can be purchased and paint."

The warehouse is literally stacked to the rafters -- in this case with end tables, medicine cabinets and duct work. We spotted a sofa that's priced at $50, with a matching chair for $30 and a coffee table for $25. A solid wood headboard is priced at $40.

Paint -- in both one-gallon and five-gallon containers -- is priced at one dollar a gallon.

You can even buy pre-fab steps for $75.

And the money-saving deals are just part of the story here.

Over the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity has helped 150 Philadelphia families own their first homes. Monaghan says, " There's nothing going into the landfill, people can purchase things at a fraction of the price, and all the profits that we receive from this, go into building new houses for new partner families."

The local Habitat for Humanity hopes to open a stores that will be five days a week, once they have enough money for workers and a truck. In the meantime, they've planned additional warehouse sales for November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 11, 2010.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity, you can get to their website by clicking here.

Click here for information about the "Restore" that's having the sale.


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