Habitat Restore: A Simple Way to Help Your Community Flourish


Certain Habitat for Humanity chapters have resale stores called the Habitat ReStore. These stores offer everyday items at discount prices. Items are donated by local members of the community, as well as local businesses that had items that they were unable to sell. Items such as home decor, lawn and garden items, home repair items, cars, trucks, and RV’s can be found at the ReStore.

The proceeds that are made from the ReStore are put back into the community through different projects and events that are held by Habitat. Each Habitat ReStore is unique and depending on the size of the chapter and the community around it, the number of items and hours may vary.

Our local community has a ReStore located in Clarkesville, GA. They are open every Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and accept donations every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Northeast Georgia ReStore is always looking for volunteers to help during these times because the store gets very busy when it is open. If you have not yet met your hours for the Compass Point Program, this would be a great way to give back to the community as well as get the hours you need. Volunteers can either restock shelves and help unload new donation shipments, help customers find products they are looking for, or work the cash register. There is always a place for a helping hand at the ReStore, to find out more information on how to get involved with The Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia, email [email protected].      

The Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia is currently constructing their seventy-first home and a good portion of the materials used to build the home was purchased with the funds made from the ReStore. Each purchase made at the ReStore helps locals in your community attain safe and affordable housing. Every donation keeps items out of landfills and gives others a chance to purchase items that they may not have been able to afford otherwise. To find out more information on the ReStore and to find one closest to home, visithttps://www.habitat.org/restores.