Habitat Re-opens its Re-Store in Cordele - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Habitat Re-opens its Re-Store in Cordele

Posted: Updated:
The outside of the Crisp Area Habitat Re-Store in Cordele.  It was a busy day as they re-opened, as can plainly be seen here. The outside of the Crisp Area Habitat Re-Store in Cordele. It was a busy day as they re-opened, as can plainly be seen here.
Paint is one of the things that you can get at a Habitat store that you might not think of. Paint is one of the things that you can get at a Habitat store that you might not think of.
Habitat workers had so many items that they had to bring the racks of clothes outside. Habitat workers had so many items that they had to bring the racks of clothes outside.
Candace Garthee shops for clothes to fill up her closet at the Habitat store in Cordele on Wednesday. Candace Garthee shops for clothes to fill up her closet at the Habitat store in Cordele on Wednesday.
Baby clothes are another thing that you can get at a Habitat store. Baby clothes are another thing that you can get at a Habitat store.
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Retail sales and charitable giving have both been trending upward recently.  But it can still be a tough choice between giving and shopping for some.

At a few special stores, you can do both at the same time.

For many shoppers, trips to the store are about convenience.  People go to some stores because it has everything they need; whether it's clothes, furniture, holiday decorations - even paint.

Donna Peavy knows about having a great selection at her store, she's the Manager of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Cordele.  "I've got a little bit of it all," she says.

At the Cordele store you won't get sore feet walking around the place.  It has everything that you need in about one-twentieth of the space.  And coming to a store like this one usually offers something different on each trip.

Vonnice Brown is a customer who came to Cordele from Oakfield.  She said, "I usually find little treasures and I don't mind digging for those little treasures."

Even people who might not be naturally inclined to come to a Habitat store wind up here occasionally, like Candace Garthee, a college student whose family recently moved to South Georgia from Minnesota.

"I just need clothes. I haven't gone shopping for a really long time and I love the idea of second hand stores," she said.

Young and old everybody seems to be looking for a bargain these days.

Garthee said, "I think that it is becoming more of a fad too but it's still a really good thing."

Of course, one of the nice things about stores like this one is that the bargain that you see here today, may not be here tomorrow.

"I tell people they have to come in every day. I tell them, I may not have it today, but I may have it tomorrow," said Peavy.

But this store is not just about fulfilling a desire to have an shopping adventure.

Habitat's main mission is to build houses, of course.

Peavy said, "we're a small affiliate, but we're able to build a house a year."

As well as building lives.

"What we believe is that if people can go home to their homes, then we can build better families," said Peavy.

Proceeds from the store go towards both, which is another reason why some people shop here.

"I know that Habitat does a lot for each community that they're involved with," said Brown.

Building homes and lives ensures that next generation will be better off than this one is.

Peavy says that they always accept donations and they'll even offer to pick up the heavy stuff for you.

You can donate at the Cordele store from 10 until 4:30 Tuesday through Friday and from 10 until 2 on Saturday.

There are a total of five Habitat stores in South Georgia, you can see where they're at by clicking here.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow