The ReStoration Corner

Spring Cleaning with ReStore in Mind

Posted by Brittany Madden on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With spring just ahead, many of us are looking forward to the snow melting, birds chirping and the return of our green space. Spring is also a time when we embark on a sometimes daunting indoor activity: Spring cleaning. No more putting it off until the last minute; start your spring cleaning early and partner with ReStore and Twin Cities Habitat to donate items that will help us invest in the lives of local families. 

Though daunting, your spring cleaning experience can be quite rewarding if you remember to keep ReStore in mind.

"Spring cleaning can be a great time to bring order to your home or business and donate items to the ReStore," said Robin Henrichsen, ReStore Donations Manager. "Individuals or businesses can drop off items at the two ReStore locations or request a pick up if you have a lot of items."

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Topics: spring cleaning, donate, restore

Metro Deaf School Students are making a huge impact at Minneapolis ReStore

Posted by Becky Engen on Feb 10, 2017 10:37:00 AM

At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, we work with a variety of groups that engage in many different ways with our mission—from volunteering, to fundraising, to advocating for policies that support affordable housing. Each group comes with different motivations, passions, experiences, and goals, but they all contribute and make a huge impact on the work we’re able to do in the local community.

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Topics: volunteers

Retiree Jim finds unique volunteer opportunity at the ReStore

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Feb 6, 2017 12:14:19 PM

Some Habitat volunteers swing hammers and raise walls on a build site. Others paint or do repair work for existing homeowners with Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness program. Still others advocate for affordable housing, assist shoppers in a ReStore, or help out in the office. And then there’s Jim Larsen. Jim travels across the Twin Cities as a ReStore Truck Assistant volunteer, collecting donations that will be sold to help fund Twin Cities Habitat’s mission. And it’s the perfect role for him.

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Topics: donations, volunteers

Vantage Students Research ReStore Volunteer Roles Firsthand

Posted by Guest Blogger on Feb 2, 2017 4:30:00 PM

Guest Blog by Lewis F., Cole S., Jack R., Sam L., and Jackson C. 
Minnetonka High School students

Over the past few months, Minnetonka High School Vantage students have partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's ReStores to research and develop new ways to attract college volunteers to help out at the stores.  

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Topics: volunteers

Announcing the 4th Annual 50% OFF Everything Sale at our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you love our ReStores and saving money, then you're going to want to mark your calendar to come shop on Saturday, January 28, 2017! 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales

The Driver: A Journey of more than 100,000 miles for Habitat

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 17, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Guest blog by Don Gustafson
ReStore Staff

 

This story starts with an older man looking for work following a layoff; a search that took 25 months. The ad that was answered was for a truck driving job, titled Donations Receiving Assistant.  The older man broke all of the conventions of job applications by not submitting a cover letter, and by sending a five page resume (three pages longer than the accepted norm).  I’m that older man.

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Topics: donations

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 11, 2017 9:30:00 AM

If the demand for heat this winter increases as many energy analysts are predicting, your pocketbook may be taking a hit this season. But never fear! The ReStore team is here with some tips and home hacks that might just save you some green and keep you warm until spring arrives. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

Learn from the Pros: How to Paint Furniture [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 5, 2017 10:09:00 AM

If you've got some old pieces of furniture sitting around and want to give them a new life, or want to give your house some personality, painting the furniture is a great way to do it. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore's resident DIYer, Jan Hagerman, shows you how to paint furniture in this edition of ReStoration Corner.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

End of year tax-deductible donations to ReStore

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 27, 2016 10:05:00 AM

2016 is coming to a close, and so is the opportunity to make your tax-deductible donations for the year!

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Topics: donations, volunteers

Fun DIY Crafts: Fairy Light Globe [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 13, 2016 9:29:00 AM

Here's a fun garden DIY project that is easy to do and pretty cool to look at, as well!  It's called a Fairy Light Globe, and Twin Cities Habitat ReStore's Jan Hagerman shows us how to make it in this edition of ReStoration Corner.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks