ReStores are building supply stores run by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund Habitat homebuilding projects. As well, shopping at a ReStore is also an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold at ReStores is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
From humble beginnings in Winnipeg, where five volunteers created the ReStore concept and opened the first store over 20 years ago, there are now 77 ReStores located across Canada occupying over 775,000 square feet of retail space.
To learn more about shopping at or donating items to a ReStore, click here.
Volunteer With Your Local ReStore
While many Habitat affiliates only build at certain times of the year, ReStores always provide volunteers with the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat. ReStores are a great place to learn skills and meet new people, all while helping build more affordable Habitat homes for low-income families.
ReStores are always looking for new volunteers to join their team. Contact your nearest store to find out how you can get involved.