RESTORING HOPE AND HOMES
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.