Visiting Habitat for Humanity ReStore
We enjoyed our visit to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Tuesday night for the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. I have to say that I was more than impressed with their facility. We have driven by their location several times, and each time, we comment that we'd like to stop by. We are so glad to were able to tour the facility and learn more about this valuable and incredible resource that is part of Knox County.
About Habitat for Humanity
In a nutshell, they build or renovate houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership, based on three criteria: need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage. This is accomplished through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Habitat has built more than 500,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,000,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
Surplus and donated items are sold at ReStore at 50-70% less than retail, with the important objectives of reducing materials going into the landfills, providing the community with items for remodeling at low prices, and raising funds for Habitat for Humanity homes. They offer skylights, windows, doors, kitchen cabinets, tile, various hardware items, sinks, some furniture ... the list goes on and on. It is amazing what you will find at the ReStore. Want to know more (you know you do) ... click RESTORE to find out!
Donations and Volunteers
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore donation guidelines are strict, and rightly so. They welcome items of good quality - this is not a place to dump off non-working or damaged items. As a customer, you would not want to purchase damaged goods for your home, so the ReStore cannot accept junky items. For information about donating items, dropping off items or arranging for items to be picked up, please call (740) 485-2194. They are also welcoming volunteers to help out with a variety of functions - even if it's only a few hours a week. Click to learn more about DONATIONS and VOLUNTEERS.
Seriously ... stop out this Friday or Saturday and check out the ReStore!
Habitat for Humanity - Restore
13246 Wooster Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Friday & Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm