Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more.
Jackie Moore is an AmeriCorps member, serving as the Communications Support Associate for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. She studied Psychology and Creative Writing at Coe College in Iowa, then discovered a passion for educating others, which led to her move into communications work in 2015. Her goal is to continue learning and growing while making a difference in the community.
As we celebrate Earth Month this year, take some time to think about how your purchases can affect the environment. Read more below, and learn how ReStore does its part to help create a brighter, greener future all year long!
Metropolitan Picture Framing is a new business donor to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them! Metropolitan is a manufacturer that’s one of the few in the U.S. that specializes in custom-made wood frames for museums such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. They also sell to picture framers, galleries, and artists.
Why do local businesses love partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore? Because supporting your community makes you a great neighbor, and customers love a business that cares about its neighbors. Tile X Design is an importer and wholesale distributor of tile and stone based out of Plymouth, and it’s a company with an extensive history of giving back to the community.
Many businesses have times when they need to deal with being overstocked or need to clear space in their stock rooms. During these times, partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore benefits both the business and the community. ReStore wouldn't have products to sell without donations to provide those products, and all profits go toward supporting local homeowners through Habitat's programs. Business donors provide a valuable contribution to both ReStore and Habitat's mission.
ReStore Operations Coordinator Grant Carlson has worked at ReStore longer than most employees – nearly 14 years! As a longtime fixture at ReStore, Grant has had the chance to see it grow and change throughout the years.
Focalpoint Flooring and Studio M Interiors are two great local companies that have partnered with ReStore to donate excess materials they don't need anymore. Read more to learn about these companies and why they chose to partner with us!
Individuals and families aren’t the only ones who donate to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. A significant amount of ReStore’s building materials also come from business donors. Shaughnessy Flooring and Schwieters Companies have both been working with Habitat for a long time.
Robin Henrichsen's journey from working at Target headquarters to Habitat ReStore shows that with patience, careful reflection, and dedication, an unexpected turn can lead to new and fulfilling places.
Initially, the idea of having a homebuilding nonprofit open a thrift store seemed a little odd.
But the board had seen that several Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country had opened ReStores and were doing quite well – using the proceeds from selling donated items to fund the construction of more homes seemed to be an effective model.