Calgary Herald New Condos - - Condo Listings - — Kathy Mccormick

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity has spent the past 20 years help­ing build and out­fit homes through its Cana­dian Re­Stores out­lets. It’s an an­niver­sary worth cel­e­brat­ing.

The build­ing sup­ply and home ren­o­va­tion stores ac­cept and re­sell new and gen­tly used build­ing ma­te­ri­als, fur­ni­ture, ap­pli­ances, and home decor items.

Pro­ceeds gen­er­ated by Re­Stores help cover Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity ad­min­is­tra­tion costs, en­sur­ing do­na­tions go di­rectly to­ward lo­cal build­ing projects, pro­vid­ing more fam­i­lies with ac­cess to safe, de­cent and affordable hous­ing.

“Our Re­Stores have not only been ben­e­fi­cial in help­ing build homes, but also in pro­mot­ing so­cial con­scious­ness by en­cour­ag­ing in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions to do­nate used ma­te­ri­als that would other­wise end up in land­fills,” says Brenda Rose, di­rec­tor of fi­nance, busi­ness and ad­min­is­tra­tion for Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Cal­gary. “In 2010, Cana­dian Re­Stores di­verted more than 10,000 tonnes of ma­te­ri­als and more than 2.1 mil­lion pounds of metal.”

The new­est Re­Store Su­per­store re­cently opened at 3465 Sun­ridge Wy. N.E. be­tween The Brick and United Fur­ni­ture. It’s open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day to Satur­day and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun­days and hol­i­days.

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