MCPHERSON, Kan -

The ReUse It Center in McPherson turns trash into cash for local and national charities.

Lavon Ediger, who has experience working in construction wanted a way to clear the landfills.

"I saw how many items went to the landfill, either remodeled or new things," Ediger said.

So he helped open the ReUse It Center in McPherson. People and businesses donate unwanted items. Then volunteers refurbish the items. They sell them  for a resonable price.

"They have really good deals here," shopper Larry Nichols Sr. said. "It's a lot better than letting the stuff go to waste."

Whatever money doesn't go to the operational costs goes to charity. The nonprofit says they've raised more than $25,000 dollars for local and national charities in just two years.

"It gives purpose to life right now, that we are helping people in need," Ediger said.

Some of the local charities they donate to are Habitat For Humanity, the county food bank and Operation Warmth. They also give money to the Mennonite Central Committee.

The ReUse It Center is opened Tuesday 12pm-4pm, Thursday 4pm-8pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm.