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Habitat celebrates 20-year anniversary

Habitat store kicks off donation drive, plans ‘Rockin’ and Rollin’ Anniversary’

Posted: March 6, 2012 3:10 p.m.
Updated: March 7, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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Habitat Store manager Deborah Davis and John Henry stand in back of the Habitat Store, located on Broad Street in the old Burns Hardware building.

To celebrate the Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County’s 20th anniversary, the Habitat Store is holding a donation drive, as well as a “Rockin’ and Rollin’ Anniversary” event.

“We’re really pushing for donations right now because the store is really what funds our Habitat houses,” Deborah Davis, store manager said.

“This push is critical for us to be able to help deserving families in Kershaw County,” she said.
The Habitat Store, located on Broad Street Camden, is in the old Burns Hardware building.

“What many people don’t know, is that we offer pickup,” Davis said.

If a person wants to make a donation, but doesn’t have the time or the means of making a drop off, Habitat will come to them.

“Just call us. I’ve even been known to dive into a basement or attic and help people pack if they need it,” Davis said, laughing.

To schedule a pickup, call 432-4333.

“What some people may not realize is that the donation of a dining room table or a washing machine may pay for all the kitchen appliances in a Habitat house,” Davis said. “Everything makes a difference.”
Davis said seeing people donate and shop makes her job fun.

“We like to see everyone, and we truly appreciate what the community  can contribute to our merchandise. It’s those donations that will bring our customers coming back, and what allows us to keep building homes for families.”

The donation drive will go through March 17, when Davis said the Habitat Store will celebrate with a “Rockin’ and Rollin’ Anniversary” event.

The event will include live radio, Habitat’s famous 1$ (hot) dogs, music and dancing.

“John Haines has donated his private collection of more than 7,000 jazz records,” Davis said. “We will be selling them. I would encourage any musician interested to come out.”

Davis also said dancing from shag to the jitterbug would be seen during the event.

“This is really going to be a time to kick your heels up with the Habitat Store,” she said.

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