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The ReStoration Corner

Guest Blogger

This blog was written by a guest blogger. Guests blog posts are contributed by Habitat volunteers, supporters, donors, and other community members! If you're interested in submitting a guest blog post, please email socialmedia@tchabitat.org. We currently DO NOT accept blog posts from outside our volunteer, donor, shopper, sponsor, partner, client, and community supporter base.

Recent Posts

Hook Agency: We Volunteer for a Couple Reasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 24, 2019 8:27:23 AM

Guest Blogger: Bryce Hoban from Hook Agency shares their ReStore volunteer experience.

First, it’s a great way to give back to the community. As a business, we not only have an obligation to help our clients succeed, but we also should be working towards making the community around us better as well. Everyone here takes pride in being a Minnesotan and living in the Twin Cities and we want to make sure we are doing our part to improving our home.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, volunteers, 2019

ReStore Service Learning

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mar 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Guest blog by Coleman, ReStore regular volunteer

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Topics: volunteers, 2019

What to Expect in Volunteering at the Restore, From the Eyes of a Local College Student

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Guest Blog by Jeff Craig
University of St. Thomas Student

Signing up for college service hours somewhere in the Twin Cities? Flexible hours plus a fun and physical environment are often a student’s key objectives. These were met by signing up at the Minneapolis Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a non-profit thrift store that is located a short three mile drive west of campus and adjacent to the Midtown Greenway bike path.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

DIY Mother's Day Creations

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 1, 2018 9:35:00 AM

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and one of the best ways to show your mother and mother figures in your life that you love them, is through a handmade gift. When we create, we create from the heart.  We’ve come up with a few unique and creative DIY ideas to inspire you to give a special gift this Mother’s Day. 

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Where to Start with DIY Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Guest Blogger on Oct 2, 2017 8:26:47 AM

Who says you need heavy equipment and thousands of dollars to make home improvements? If you’re new to DIY projects, it’s important to understand that you can make some noticeable changes without knocking down walls or replacing appliances. In fact, many DIY home improvement projects cost less than 50 bucks.    

Looking for some inspiration? Consider these quick and easy projects to get started.

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets

ReStore is Having Some DIY Fun at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 31, 2017 8:33:05 AM

Corn dogs, mini-donuts, and…  DIY tips? You can get all of them at the Great Minnesota Get Together — if you go to the State Fair today.  

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY

Working for Humanity: A Glimpse into the World of Non-Profits

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 5, 2017 9:24:06 AM

Guest post by Colin Dean
Student at University of St. Thomas

As a business student at St. Thomas, I don’t get to hear much about opportunities at nonprofits. Our professors have work experience in the for-profit world and draw from that experience to create their lectures. I am a marketing student looking to start a career in analytics, but never thought about its applications in the non-profit area of business. For business students at St. Thomas, there is a required class called Business 200: Learning through Service. In this class, we complete an internship at a non-profit to better understand how business and community partnerships advance the common good, a value central to my St. Thomas education. Along with learning the day-to-day operations of a non-profit business, this internship also taught me about developing a career that serves our communities.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

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: Volunteer Spotlight

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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