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The ReStoration Corner

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. 

Warm Your Heart and Become a Winter Warrior

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 12, 2022 2:50:57 PM

Calling all Minnesotans! Now that the weather is colder and summer events are over, do you find yourself looking for activities to fill the time? Perhaps you’re a new retiree looking for meaningful ways to spend your days or a student on winter break. Well, you’re in luck! At Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, winter volunteering opportunities are as bountiful as they are fun.

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Topics: volunteers, 2022

Why Sue Chose Volunteering in Retirement at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 30, 2021 7:06:00 AM

Retirement can leave a lot of people wondering what to do with their time. Giving back as a volunteer on a regular basis keeps you active, gives you a nice routine, and makes you feel a little warmer inside. Just ask regular volunteer Sue.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, volunteers, 2021

Hook Agency: We Volunteer for a Couple Reasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 24, 2019 8:27:00 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, 2019, volunteers

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: 2019, volunteers

Cristo Rey - Andrese

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jan 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Two years ago, we posted a blog about the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study Program. Students from this program spend time working at a partner organization to cultivate both experience and skills. Unlike other programs, though, it also helps to pay for their tuition.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019, volunteers

The Season of Volunteering

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Dec 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Did you know that Minnesota is number two in the country for people volunteering every year? Last year, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service, 1.9 million Minnesotans gave back by volunteering. The Twin Cities are also number one in large cities across the U.S. for volunteerism, so let's keep it up!

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Topics: 2018, volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities for the Busy College Student

Posted by Anna Skemp on Aug 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

If you are looking for a fun and flexible way to volunteer around your college schedule, then Twin Cities Habitat ReStore is for you! 

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Topics: 2018, volunteers

Bihari Helps Support Affordable Housing Through Volunteer Work at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 19, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Bihari Desai first started volunteering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity when he worked at Xcel Energy, but his passion to give back would last beyond his professional career.

Now a retired project manager, Bihari volunteers for two four-hour shifts each week at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. As a volunteer, he stocks and organizes shelves, disassembles and organizes scrap metal, and helps customers. He is one one of 40 regular volunteers that help run both Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018, volunteers

"Why Do You Volunteer at the ReStore?"

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 3, 2018 10:41:00 AM

The benefits of volunteering is often unmeasurable, but several organizations have shown there are many. According to the Corporation of National Community Service, there are many intangible benefits such as improving other peoples lives and strengthening the community. There have also been studies that suggest there are significant health benefits for those who volunteer. Here at the ReStore and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, volunteers and donors are a crucial part of fulfilling our mission of affordable housing. It's the hard work and dedication that truly strengthens our community.

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Topics: volunteers

A Holiday Boutique Generating Warmth

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 6, 2017 2:30:00 PM

When a Twin Cities Firefighter approached the ReStore with an opportunity to decorate a holiday tree to benefit Operation Warm, they jumped at the idea. Not only are ReStore volunteers decorating a tree that will be sold in a silent auction, but they are decorating several doors that will display wreaths for sale at the upcoming Minneapolis Holiday Boutique (November 10-12, 2017 at US Bank Stadium).

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Topics: volunteers, ReStore Staff, Donate

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