What is a ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home improvement products, building materials, and more at a fraction of the retail prices. ReStores are open to the public and supported by our local community through shopping, donating and volunteering. Every purchase, every donation, and every hour volunteered supports our mission to create, promote, and preserve home affordability in Chester County.
Why a ReStore?
The ReStore benefits everyone: the environment, the donor, and the community. Each year, the ReStores divert tons of usable materials from the landfill. Most donations made are also tax-deductible, and all proceeds from the ReStores benefit the construction of Habitat homes in our community.
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Donate items to the ReStores
Whether you are an individual renovating your home, a contractor with excess materials, a business owner, or the owner of a home design store with rotating inventory, the ReStore is happy to accept your gently used furniture, appliances, building material and more. It's quick, easy, may be tax deductible and keeps usable goods out of landfills. Proceeds from the ReStores directly support Habitat's mission to build affordable homes, offering strength, stability and independence to families in the community.
The ReStore offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for those 15 years and older. In addition to individuals willing to volunteer once or on a more regular basis, the ReStore can accommodate small groups and those in need of community service hours.
The Caln and Phoenixville ReStores are open Wednesday to Saturday.
Volunteers at the ReStore help us sort, price, display merchandise and unload donations. But you don't have to do heavy lifting. Every hand makes a difference.
The ReStores are always in need of those looking to volunteer on a regular or one-time basis. Volunteers are not expected to stay the entire day, but are asked to stay for at least 3 hours. To sign up to volunteer, you should submit an application on our online volunteer system. After you are accepted, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete a brief online volunteer orientation and safety training. Check your email’s spam folder for our responses to your inquiries, as often times our .org email address gets filtered out of your inbox and mistaken for spam.
The ReStore is a great opportunity for groups of up to five people, especially those with volunteers that are too young for the construction site. Groups are not required to stay for the entire day and we are willing to create a flexible schedule to meet your needs. To schedule your group, contact us at email@example.com.
The ReStores welcome individuals who are seeking at least nine (9) hours for community service. Anyone who is required to complete volunteer hours for any reason is considered a community service volunteer.
If these hours are court-mandated, the offense must neither be a violent nor sexual crime, theft, or any other charge that staff deems could endanger volunteers or the integrity of Habitat for Humanity.
To complete your community service hours with Habitat, you must first submit an online application and follow a subsequent orientation. When you have completed the application, you will receive an email with details on next steps. You will be notified of your acceptance or rejection in 3-5 business days, so those seeking a turnaround time of less should look to complete their community service hours elsewhere. Check your email’s spam folder for our responses to your inquiries, as often times our .org email address gets filtered out of your inbox and mistaken for spam.