The ReStore, which is owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity, is a non-profit home improvement store that accepts donations of new and used product to sell to the public at a discounted rate.
Shopping at a ReStore is socially and environmentally conscious since funds generated support the work of Habitat for Humanity, and keep product out of landfills. Commonly accepted building materials include windows, doors, unopened paint, hardware, tiles, plumbing fixtures, lumber, tools, lighting fixtures, furniture and appliances.
Serving the Community:
Habitat ReStores accept donations from the general public and businesses. Your donations and purchases help more homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Seems like a great idea!
It is, and it’s a Canadian idea at that. Five volunteers from Winnipeg, Manitoba opened Habitat for Humanity’s first ever ReStore in 1991. Today, there are almost 100 locations in Canada and over 1,000 worldwide raising funds to enable families to partner with Habitat and access affordable homeownership.
Saving the Environment:
The Habitat GO ReStores divert more than 600 tonnes of waste from our local landfills each year. The ReStores recycle all cardboard and unusable metal, such as bent pipe and rusty hardware, that come in on otherwise good resaleable product. Useable building materials are sold to Ottawa residents at very affordable prices.
NEW! Our ReStores now accept donations of home and office electronics. The usable materials recovered from these products are recycled in Ontario through the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program by Sims Recycling Solutions. Go to www.recycleyourelectronics.ca for a complete list of acceptable materials.
Great Products. Great Prices. Great Cause.