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MGK’s Gimme Shelter with Habitat for Humanity

September 2611:00 am - 3:00 pm
Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia ReStore, 2318 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19146 + Google Map

Classic Rock 102.9 MGK & Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia team up with housing help for families in need of affordable housing solutions.

On Saturday September 26th, from 11am – 3pm, join MGK at the Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia ReStore . Drop off new and gently used home goods, hardware, and construction materials. For your comfort and safety, we’re offering a contact-free option. Habitat uses 100% of the ReStore profits to help build and repair homes in our area. MGK’s John DeBella Show, Matt Cord, Andre Gardner, and Tony Harris will broadcast live. All on-site donors will receive a commemorative Gimme Shelter t-shirt (while supplies last).

What’s Accepted:

Tools: hand or power tools, in good working condition with all parts, cords, batteries
Hardware: door & cabinet knobs, hinges, locks, fasteners
Electrical: fixtures, parts, supplies
Lumber: dimensional (6’ or longer), sheet (1/2 sheet or more), free of rot, nails, screws
Plumbing: toilets, vanities, shower enclosures. Must be clean & in usable condition
Roofing: unopened, non-damaged bundles, non-expired adhesive, unused gutters
Doors: interior, exterior, screen, security. No broken glass or damaged wood. Remove doorknobs & bag to sell separately
Windows: wood or vinyl, new construction or retrofit. NO metal or single pane, no broken glass or damaged wood.
Appliances: Refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, kitchen appliances. Must be less than 8 years old, clean and in working condition, slight scratch/dent okay. Must have all parts/accessories.
Furniture: Overall excellent condition. Upholstery must be clean, free of stains, not worn, torn or damaged

See a complete list of items to donate HERE*Anything the ReStore cannot resell may be turned down. For both the ease of donation and safety of our staff, please 

Other Ways To Help:

A. Donate to the ReStore at a Later Date, or Schedule a Pick-up:

Can’t make it to the ReStore on September 26th? No problem. Stop by the ReStore during their regular hours, or schedule a free donation pick-up. Get all of the details HERE.

Find Your Closest ReStore HERE

B. Monetary Donation:

Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and even the smallest amount will add up, and make a difference:

$25 – buys a weatherization kit to keep a door sealed and draft free; keeps home energy efficient and lowers utility bills for homeowners
$50 – buys the painting supplies to repaint a rebuilt front porch; contributes to the revitalization of a home, block, and neighborhood
$100 – buys three panels of yard fencing; provides a safe place for kids to be kids
$250 – rebuilds a homeowner’s basement stairs and installs a handrail; improves structural stability, safety, and accessibility
$500 – provides a foreclosure prevention workshop for future homeowners as part of a broader menu of financial literacy classes; ensures success and longevity in homes
$1,000 – buys a washer and dryer; allows a family to do laundry while making dinner or doing homework in the comfort of their own home

Donate HERE

C. Purchase Items from the Amazon Wish List:

Purchasing items from Habitat for Humanity’s Amazon wish list goes towards the Home Repair Program, which benefits seniors and veterans. Purchased items would be sent directly to Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia. You can view/shop the Amazon wish list HERE .

About Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), the largest nonprofit homebuilder worldwide.
Locally, their mission is to transform lives and our city by building and repairing homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Their vision is a city where all Philadelphians live in safe, affordable homes.

This year, ‘home’ has taken on a whole new meaning. As people throughout the region continue to work and learn from home, the importance of a warm, safe, and dry home has never been more apparent.  While nobody could have prepared for this pandemic, Habitat Homeowners have a safe place to call home at a time when home makes all the difference.

Ms. Drena's Story

A CAPABLE Program Repair Story: https://www.habitatphiladelphia.org/home-repair-program/

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