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ReStore FAQ  

Originally conceived as a green initiative that would help local Habitats repurpose and reuse building materials, today Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories and building materials to the public. The money raised from the sale of items at the nearly 100 Habitat ReStores across Canada help local Habitats build more homes for families in need of a decent and affordable place to live. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I make a large product donation on behalf of a company?

Many retailers rely on Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a product solution for:

  • Imperfections
  • Overstocked items
  • Returns

Click here or contact restore@habitat.ca to learn more.

Where is my nearest ReStore?

Click here to find your nearest ReStore.

What type of items can be donated to a Habitat ReStore?

ReStores accept a wide range of new and gently used items. Commonly donated items include windows, doors, paint, hardware, tools, lumber, lighting fixtures, furniture and appliances. Contact your nearest Habitat ReStore to determine if what you have can be donated to your 

How does shopping at/donating items to my ReStore help the environment?

Retailers often have high-quality items that can no longer be sold in store. These items often get sent to a landfill. Donating end-of-line products and customer returns to a ReStore can substantially reduce waste. Individuals can also help to reduce waste by donating items of value that might otherwise be thrown out. Every year, ReStores across Canada divert thousands of tonnes of material that would otherwise end up in a landfill. 

What happens to the money generated by ReStores?

Proceeds from the sales at a Habitat ReStore go back to the local Habitat for Humanity, helping build more decent and affordable homes in the community. 

How do I volunteer at my local ReStore?

Although many local Habitats can only build at certain times of the year, Habitat ReStores offer year-round volunteer opportunities and are always looking for new volunteers to join their team. Habitat ReStores are a great place to learn skills and meet new people, all while helping build more affordable Habitat homes for working, low income families. Contact your nearest store to find out how you can get involved.