Exhibitors at an August convention in Boston donated 61 tons of products to Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.
According to Habitat for Humanity and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the donations, ranging from housewares and tools to shower stalls and an eight-foot auger, were packed into tractor-trailers and brought to Habitatís ReStore in West Roxbury to be sold to the general public at reduced prices.
The Orgill Fall Dealer Market, targeted at the home improvement industry, drew more than 30,000 attendees and the donations were made in connection with an authority program that enables exhibitors to save the time and expense of shipping unneeded goods after shows are over.
According to Habitat for Humanity, merchandise donated after the Orgill exhibition in 2011 raised enough money when it was sold to build a home.
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