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1st open house for Habitat for Humanity's adopted street

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Colfax Road was adopted by Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity as one of two sites for its 25th Anniversary Initiative to revitalize neighborhoods.  The first two of seven houses the nonprofit is rehabbing are now finished, and the first family will move in Labor Day weekend.

The community was invited to meet the new neighbors and tour a house showcased through a new partnership between Habitat and the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland (NCJW).

ReStore and Thriftique sell household furnishings. Thriftique also sells linens, tableware, clothes and shoes.   Habat challenged both stores to collaborate to fully furnish the open house for less than $1,000.

"The results are impressive, but not out of the ordinary, for what good shoppers can buy on a limited budget at both stores," says John Habat, Habitat's executive director.

"NCJW/Cleveland is excited to collaborate on this project," said Faye Bass, NCJW's president. "NCJW volunteers are active in city neighborhoods and schools as well as in programs to reduce violence among city youth.   Working with Habitat is a natural extension of our mission to improve the quality of life for women, children and families."

Shoppers at ReStore and Thriftique benefit from low prices on gently-used goods.  The environment benefits when good, reusable items are saved from landfills.  The net revenues from store sales support Habitat's and NCJW's missions to help families.

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