HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Bering’s Hardware has been around since 1940 and on Small Business Saturday, the two locations were packed full of shoppers.
"When the big lumber companies, chains, started making their way into the various cities, that was what caused us to get out of that business and we opened up our stationery and baby department,” says Julie Shuford, who has worked for Bering’s Hardware over the last two years.
Almost 80 years later, customers can find everything at the store from The Big Green Egg grills to hand-painted china. In fact, you can even grab a snack while shopping inside the stores.
"This store has been in the community forever and just being able to support local stores and going to a place that kind of feels like home and knowing the people here, I think that’s really just important to support within the community," says shopper Jaclyn Goodell.
Bering’s Hardware is offering 15 percent off your total purchase through the end of December, but the two stores are also supporting local non-profit organizations like Lily’s Toy Box. Lily Dubose, 9, started with the idea of collecting toys for children in need after Hurricane Harvey and now continues to collect at the store.
“I wanted to do something for them and then I had an idea to donate to the kids that like, got flooded in our neighborhood, and then we did that, but I wanted to do more, so we did more," says Dubose.
If you are interested in helping Lily’s Toy Box or applying for toys, click here.