The Habitat ReStore shopping experience
To shop at Habitat for Humanity ReStore is to go on an adventure.
In addition to an ever-changing selection of new and gently used home improvement materials, you also could find things like great items in a silent auction, a concert given on a piano that’s for sale or even a coffee shop.
Not your ordinary thrift store, proceeds from Habitat ReStores are put to use to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in your community and around the world.
There are many great reasons to shop at Habitat ReStores. Here’s a very short list:
- You never know what you’re going to find.
Since most of the items in Habitat ReStores are donated from people and companies in your community, the selection varies depending on what has been donated.
- Every trip is different.
Because of that ever-changing selection, you’ll see different inventory every time you shop. Sometimes you may find something unexpected, such as a table from your favorite restaurant. So come back often!
- What you see is not always what you end up with.
Many shop at the ReStore to find items they can upcycle and transform into something new. Check out how to turn skis into a tiki torch, a wooden chair into a planter and glass jugs into lamps.
What kinds of things will you find at Habitat ReStore?
Habitat ReStores sell new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances and much more. When items are donated to Habitat ReStore, they get a chance at a second life rather than being taken to a landfill.
Depending on what’s been donated to any given Habitat ReStore, you may find items like kitchen cabinets, appliances and lumber from a home restoration. You could find lockers from a university building deconstruction project There may be unique treasures like DIY lamps and art. You might even find experts teaching classes on how to use tools for DIY projects.
However, the great stuff you find at great prices when you visit Habitat ReStore is only part of the reason shopping here is so great. In addition, you are supporting Habitat for Humanity.
Where does the money from your Habitat ReStore donation go?
Proceeds from Habitat ReStore sales go to Habitat for Humanity’s mission to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. This work is done both in your community and around the world. When you shop ReStore, you help Habitat build.
[Source: Habitat for Humanity International | habitat.org]