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Habitat To Open ReStore in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg ReStore Grand Opening TO THE PUBLIC is Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please make plans to join us for the event !

 

imageWhether you’re a home do-it-yourselfer, contractor or just a bargain hunter, the new Habitat ReStore in Williamsburg VA will soon provide an opportunity to shop at discount prices and help raise funds to put families in their own homes.

The store is Habitat’s second ReStore in the area , joining another location in Newport News

The Williamsburg ReStore will be located at 1303 Jamestown Road in Williamsburg in the Colony Square Shopping Center. ( in the old Fresh Market location)  A spring opening is planned.

Habitat volunteers will begin work next week  to get the building in shape for the launch of the Williamsburg ReStore location

A notice for volunteer help was posted on the groups website:

Habitat volunteers will be working next week  to get the building in shape for the launch of the Williamsburg ReStore location

We are opening a second ReStore location! Our Williamsburg ReStore needs lots of TLC before we can open to the community, and we need YOUR help getting it ready!

You can sign up to help on the Volunteer Hub-website

The Williamsburg store will start accepting donations Saturday, Feb. 18. They will be accepted 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. ReStore will pick up larger items for free, and all donations are tax-deductible.

While each ReStore is a little different and the merchandise varies with donations, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances as well as doors, sinks and toilets.

The Williamsburg VA  Habitat ReStore will join ranks with more than 750 other Habitat for Humanity outlets across the nation that sell donated surplus building materials from builders and remodelers as well as home furniture and furnishing, tools, lighting, home décor, and books from individuals and homeowners. Some donated materials may be used directly in the construction of Habitat houses, but most will be offered for sale in the ReStore at a fraction of retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore will be used to build Habitat houses within the area.

 ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work

In addition to their constructions efforts, the Habitat ReStore  increases awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s mission, recycle building materials that might otherwise end up in landfills, and provides additional opportunities for those seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities in our community,”

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg brings people together to build homes and hope in the communities of Hampton, James City County, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County.

The organization partners with area families, local government, businesses, faith groups, schools, associations and individual volunteers and donors to build safe, decent affordable homes and also to repair homes for lower-income families.

Since its founding in 1986 Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg has completed over 120 houses in our immediate area.

In an economy where it’s unusual to find a business opening new stores, expanding existing ones and enjoying brisk sales, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity is bucking economic trends with its ReStore outlets.

The first ReStore opened in the mid-1980s in Winnipeg, Canada, followed by the first U.S. store in Austin, as a way for Habitat to raise revenue and promote its message of sustainability, says Larry Gluth,a  Habitat senior vice president.

The concept has grown continually the past 10 years and there are more than 750 stores nationwide with total sales estimated at between $350 million and $400 million annually, he says. "The number is continuing to grow," Gluth says.

Habitat for Humanity officials say ReStores are finding success in part because more people are doing home improvement projects themselves to save money, and partly because of a greater concern for the environment.

There’s also the chic factor associated with thrift stores, which have seen a resurgence in popularity among those who enjoy hunting for unique or eccentric items,

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