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Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks furniture, building materials

Habitat for Humanity NCM is looking for donations for their ReStore. The ReStore, located in Leominster, sells donated new and gently used furniture, home improvement and building materials at a fraction (typically 50-70 percent) of the original retail value. All profits go to support home ownership for hard working families in North Central Massachusetts, while keeping good reusable materials in use and out of the landfill.

Since opening on January 5, 2011, the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has diverted over 1,000 tons of goods from the landfill. That is over 2,205,000 pounds or about 77 dump trucks full of usable items. The ReStore mission is to increase the number of homes built for hard working, low income families, keep good and reusable items out of the landfill, provide quality materials to the general public at discounted prices, and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. When you donate your gently used items to the Restore, you’re helping change the lives of many by making affordable home ownership a reality!

If there are items you would like to donate, there are several options to donate the gently used items. The store is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and staff will be happy to assist you in offloading your items. You can also contact the store by phone at 978.227.5556 or use the online form at www.restorencm.org/donate to schedule a donation pick-up for qualifying items. Donations are picked up Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Gibbet Hill Grill bakes for breast cancer

GROTON — Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer from May 8 through Mother’s Day on May 14. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, including Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton.

Establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or fifty-percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds raised will benefit the nonprofit breast cancer organization Bakes for Breast Cancer. This year, we will be supporting the research of Dr. Shom Goel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Goel’s research focuses on focuses on combining immunotherapy and a promising new class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors to more effectively treat breast cancer

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was founded in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception the event has raised more than $1,000,000. For more information, a list of participating establishments, or to learn more about how to become involved in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org, follow Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Dessert lovers can also visit http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/get-involved/shop/ and have a sweet treat delivered.

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