what is ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity operates a social enterprise called ReStore that sells donated home furnishings, appliances, and other renovation materials to the public at a discounted rate. The first ReStore in Canada was opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1991, and since then, has expanded to hundreds of locations across Canada and the United States, and a thousand locations worldwide.
Every Habitat ReStore is different, offering a unique shopping experience for those looking to add something new to their homes. The inventory is always changing as new items are donated by local residents and businesses daily. Consumers can expect to find an exciting wide assortment of items including windows, lighting, hardware, appliances, furniture and more!
All proceeds help families gain access to affordable home ownership through Habitat for Humanity.
Our aim is to sell quality products while raising funds for Habitat for Humanity’s charitable work. When an item is donated to ReStore, our staff research the current retail cost for the item. Once a comparative price has been established, we examine its condition and then price it fairly for sale in our store.
ReStore plays a critical role in funding the Habitat homes we build for families in need of affordable homeownership in our communities. Shopping at ReStore is both a socially-conscious and environmentally-sound decision. It extends the value of quality new and used household goods and building materials and limits unnecessary waste, decreasing our collective carbon footprint.
Like most social enterprises, the Habitat ReStore incurs costs to operate. We pay for buildings, maintenance, utilities, staff, donation trucks, and more.
Once these costs have been covered, 100% of the remaining funds are sent to Habitat for Humanity to help families gain access to affordable homeownership. The reason ReStore exists is to provide funding for Habitat’s charitable work in our community.
To discuss the details of our pricing and operation model, or how you or your business can support Restore through the donation of excess inventory and other products, please feel free to call us at 780-479-3566.