This Habitat for Humanity ReStore is proudly owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity of Marion County to serve our mission of building homes, communities, and hope. At the Habitat ReStore, our staff and volunteers happily accept donations of new and gently used items. We sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain shoppers alike to raise money for our mission of eliminating substandard housing. The Habitat ReStore provides a more affordable avenue for home improvement projects, all while keeping tons of perfectly good items from ending up in the landfill.
The Habitat ReStore concept started in 1991 as Habitat
affiliates began to receive donations of building materials and household goods that donors though could be used in Habitat homes. Though the generosity was greatly appreciated, it proved impractical to redesign blueprints to fit the dimension of specific doors, windows and cabinet sets that had been donated. Instead, Habitat affiliates began selling these donated items to the public and using the proceeds to cover costs of homebuilding. Currently, there are nearly 800 Habitat ReStores in the United States. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County was founded in 1990, and the Habitat ReStore been around since 1999.
We see donors drop off their new and gently used items and walk away with three things: the feeling that they’ve helped the planet, the joy of knowing they’ve helped a family in need and, to top it all off, a tax-deduction for their donation.
It’s a win for everyone involved!
Every donation that comes through our door is a promise to our partner families. With help from our donors, volunteers and shoppers, we can promise our families that they can have access to simple, decent, affordable housing in a happier, healthier, greener world.