by Glenda Jones
Over 40 people attended the grand opening of Rebound, and were treated to Equator coffee, HFT donuts, and special discounts at the neighbouring Divine Consign Shop. Maria Murphy, store manager, was joined by store staff, town councillor Paul Waters, and Hub executive members to cut the ribbon before welcoming customers to browse and buy. Mall owner Reyad Al-akbari was eager to see the transformation of the space, and presented the store with an array of Lebanese delicacies and an original painting.
The store sells donated used furniture, home décor, small appliances, and electronics, all the accoutrements to make a house a home. The friendly staff is good at coordinating various items to make a pleasing display. Thanks to the generosity of donors who choose to have their electronics sold rather than simply go to e-waste, there is a good selection of computers, speakers, and other electronic gear.
In the spring, Rebound will once again work in collaboration with the Town to operate their own provincially sanctioned e-waste site, but in the meantime will accept electronics except for TV’s for recycling, ensuring they go to the appropriate recycling centre.
Rebound accepts donations of good used furniture, small appliances and electronics on a daily basis by appointment during store hours. Please call ahead at (613)256-1700 to ensure receivers are there to assist in unloading. Store hours are : Monday 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Thursday evening till 8 p.m.