Habitat for Humanity explains the ReStore:
“Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates that accept donations and sell home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment.”
In March of 2010, The Restore on Oak Patch Road in Eugene, Oregon opened its doors. Some of the original volunteers continue to spend their time here. Most notably, our ReStore Manager, Cindy (aka Rebel Queen) has been here since before the doors were open to the public. She recalls spending hours sorting through screws and nails as well as cleaning tile to be placed on the shelf.