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The ReStoration Corner

What to Know About Furniture and Donations at ReStore

Posted by Madison Fisher on Aug 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you updating your home but are not sure what to do with your old furniture? Thankfully, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great option for furniture donation and upcycling tips.

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Topics: Donate, 2019, Upcycle

ReStore is the Place to Donate and Shop for Appliances

Posted by Madison Fisher on Jul 17, 2019 3:40:00 PM

When you are replacing your appliances, what do you do with your well-functioning old ones? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets would love to help find your old appliance a new home, with the resale of the appliance benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Before you donate, however, know what is and what is not accepted at our Habitat ReStore locations.


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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, Appliances, Upcycle

 Where Can I Donate My Business Furniture in the Twin Cities?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 3, 2019 8:52:31 AM

As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your office functional, comfortable, and up-to-date. That means you need to buy new office furniture from time to time. But there’s just one problem with purchasing new furniture. When it arrives, you're left with all the old furniture. So, how do you get rid of those old furnishings? Donate them, of course! You might be asking, "Where can I donate my business furniture?"

Turns out, there's actually a few different organizations that accept business furniture. Here's everything you need to know.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 28, 2019 9:52:23 AM

One of the benefits of making a donation to a nonprofit is the ability to claim a tax deduction for your donation. But how much can you claim? When donating used items, that can get tricky. Gently used items don't exactly have price tags on them anymore, and they lose value as soon as they are used, so you can only claim the resale value. 

On top of that, the IRS does not allow nonprofit organizations to set the value of your donation, the donor must assign that value. So, how much are your donation items actually worth? Here are reasonable ranges to use as guidelines for items commonly donated to the ReStore using our Donation Value Guide.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

What's it like to donate to ReStore?

Posted by Becky Engen on Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Don't take our word for it. Read what local businesses and individuals had to say about their experience requesting a pick up for their donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Join the VIP Club!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Mar 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

What is the ReStore VIP Club?

Twin Cities Habitat wants to offer our ReStore shoppers the opportunity to save even MORE when it comes to shopping at our outlets. By becoming a ReStore VIP member, you join an exclusive club where you receive one-to-two text messages every month offering sneak peeks, special offers, or exciting news about the ReStore.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Finding Value in Scraps

Posted by Anna Skemp on Feb 13, 2019 2:12:15 PM

On Wednesdays when you visit the New Brighton ReStore, you’ll likely find Chuck Zutz working in the back with what looks like to most, trash. But to Chuck, that bin of “trash” has an immense amount of value that will contribute to the ReStore and Twin Cities Habitat’s mission.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 17, 2019 8:40:00 AM

Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials leftover from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do?

Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you. Here’s how:

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Charitable Giving: What You Need to Know About End-of-Year Donations

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

'Tis the season for giving! There's a reason people make donations toward the end of the year, and it’s not just because donations give you a tax break (although it helps). The holidays are about the altruistic side of humanity. Taking care of family and friends and giving to others is the focus of the season.

But, before you make a monetary end-of-year donation or donate physical items this holiday season, there are some things you should know.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

5 Tips to Consider When Claiming Donation Tax Deductions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

One of the benefits of making monetary or physical donations (besides the warm fuzzy feeling you get) is the ability to claim a tax deduction. But, what exactly do you need to be able to claim this deduction? Here are a few tips to help you navigate this tax filing.

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Topics: Donate, 2018