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The ReStoration Corner

Matt Haugen

Matt Haugen has been collecting and sharing the great stories of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Communications Manager since 2010. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Northwestern University before spending ten years writing for TV news in the Twin Cities. He’s passionate about convincing people when he’s right on things, and being educated about it when he’s not.

Recent Posts

Students build work acumen at Twin Cities Habitat

Posted by Matt Haugen on Oct 23, 2017 3:05:05 PM

Michael is a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. The school is unique because every student has a part-time job in the real world in addition to their classes. Michael works at Twin Cities Habitat’s ReStore one day a week.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

Finding (big) treasures at ReStore

Posted by Matt Haugen on Apr 17, 2017 1:12:56 PM

What is that giant, octagon marble thing? It was one of the first items donated when the Minneapolis ReStore (2700 Minnehaha Avenue) opened last year. 

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Donating products to Habitat ReStores easy and beneficial for small businesses

Posted by Matt Haugen on Nov 28, 2016 11:26:31 AM

There is more pressure than ever on small businesses these days—especially in the construction and remodeling field. Competition is fierce (and global). The public expects businesses to offer low prices, treat employees well, and contribute to the overall good of the community by being socially responsible.

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets

Minneapolis ReStore Grand Opening

Posted by Matt Haugen on Sep 14, 2016 11:15:20 AM

Twin Cities Habitat will celebrate the Grand Opening of its newest ReStore with three days of events Sept 15-17.

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Topics: Insider