Here is how it works:
Houses or apartment building that are being torn down or renovated, the things they remove go, as donations to the ReStore. This keeps them out of landfills! The U.S. EPA estimated in 1996 that U.S. companies generate 136 million tons of building-related construction and demolition (C&D) waste per year. YOU go to the ReStore and buy something for your home, the money helps create a new Habitat for Humanity building in the area! How cool is that?
What can you find at the ReStore? Laminate and Vinyl flooring, cabinets, doors, accessories, lighting, plumbing, ceramic & porcelain tile, and more! Everything you see is at a great bargain price too- so you really get a deal as you help someone else out!
How can you know that a lot of the money you spend goes back to the neighborhood? They use volunteers for:
* maintenance of the store
* organization of merchandise
* inventory (twice a year)
* receiving (unloading and loading donated materials and merchandise
* truck runs
* data entry
* promotions (distribution, mailings, etc.)
All of those volunteers help make everything work!
You never know what is going to be there as they get new inventory all the time…but I suggest you check it out, you might be pleasantly surprised!