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Our first feature is an amazing place called Restord. It is a non- profit organization that sells items to raise money to fund the operation of a transitional home for displaced women and their children. The housing offers not only a safe place to stay, but also training in specialized trades. Their goal is to help people get back on their feet, and become self sufficient again.
I recently visited Restord, and was not only bowled over by what a wonderful cause they are...but how great their store is!! They have an amazing kids section, with tons of gently used and new clothes and gear. I found so many great things, including a co-sleeper, crib, diaper bags, frames, books, dvds, and very cute clothes. I was able to buy my son an adorable t-shirt for a $1. Where else can you find cute baby stuff, without breaking the bank??...and feel good about buying it!!
The best part about Restord is not only can you shop for a great cause, but you can donate too. I don't know about all of you, but I feel sick every time my son grows out of something. During some of his growth spurts, he would only wear an item once or twice:( It broke my heart!! Now I have a place where I can take his stuff, and know that some other family will enjoy it...while another family is helped out because of it!!
They have something for everyone there; furniture, seasonal items, mens's wear, womens', electronics, books, dvds....I could have literally spent a day browsing through everything that they had.
If you live in Orange County, definitely swing by and check them out at:
71 Auto Center Drive
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
They also have a website http://restord.org/.
...and a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/restordshop/info