Twin Cities Habitat will celebrate the Grand Opening of its newest ReStore with three days of events Sept 15-17.
When: Thursday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m. “board cutting” ceremony to open new ReStore. Those involved include: Amy Matthews, host of HGTV and DIY remodeling shows; Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council Member; Sue Haigh, President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat. Saturday, September 17th, at 11:00 a.m. Amy Matthews will greet shoppers and share DIY tips. Giveaways and prize drawings for shoppers will be happening in the store Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Where: 2700 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Background: ReStores are home improvement outlets open to the public. ReStores sell new and gently used building materials, appliances, cabinets, furniture, flooring, lighting, plumbing, and hardware. Everything in ReStores is donated by individuals, builders, remodelers, businesses, wholesalers, or manufacturers. Donated items are resold at 50%-70% off retail prices with all proceeds going to support Habitat in building more homes. In the process, all the donated items are kept out of landfills. Donations are tax deductible.
The first ReStore in the Twin Cities is at 510 County Road D in New Brighton, one block West of 35W. During ReStore’s last fiscal year, the store earned enough to be the primary construction partners for six new Habitat homes.
The second ReStore, at 2700 Minnehaha Avenue, three blocks north of Lake Street, will make shopping, donating, or volunteering at ReStore more convenient for every one in the south metro. The 23,000 square foot store will provide revenue in support of Twin Cities Habitat’s new strategic plan to dramatically increase the number of families Habitat can partner with in becoming homeowners.
About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make safe, decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities. www.tchabitat.org.