what is ReStore?
The Habitat for Humanity Manitoba ReStore was the first of its kind, anywhere. There are now 90 ReStores in Canada and 850 across the United States. The ReStore receives new and used building materials generously donated by manufacturers, retailers, contractors and homeowners and resells them to the general public at greatly reduced prices. Since 1991, the Restore has attracted many customers shopping for bargains and who are thrilled at discovering those hard-to-find, one-of-a kind items.
Because the ReStore ‘recycles’ by reselling new and gently used materials and products that would otherwise be headed for overflowing landfills, it annually saves over 1.5 million pounds of reusable product from local landfills. (National number for 2014 was roughly 30,000 tons diverted from landfill.)
Proceeds from the Restore support the administrative expenses enabling all personal and corporate donations to go directly to the construction of affordable homes for low-income working families to purchase.
donating your stuff to ReStore
Donors can give us items they don’t need and receive a charitable tax receipt for their assessed value.
how ReStore benefits your community
When you donate to or shop at one of our 3 Habitat ReStores across Manitoba, you’re helping to improve and strengthen families in your community — as well as the environment.
All ReStore proceeds directly support Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s home building projects. Through our affordable homeownership program, Habitat Manitoba helps local working, low-income families, who are living in unsafe, substandard housing, to build strength, stability and self-reliance.
Your ReStore donations and purchases also mean that your perfectly re-useable household items and materials are recycled and given a good home, rather than going to waste.