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The ReStoration Corner

The ReStore Experience: How to Donate Furniture to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you updating your living room furniture or redecorating your bedroom but you're not sure what to do with your old sofas or dressers? What about all the building materials from that renovation you just completed? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets is a great option to donate furniture and building materials versus putting them in a landfill. You will be helping families in your community and helping the earth, too.

All donations are tax-deductible and Twin Cities Habitat ReStore accepts a variety of furniture and other materials. We understand it can feel daunting to donate your furniture, but we're here to make it easy. Here's how to donate gently used furniture to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

How to Donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Looking to find a new home for your current appliances, furniture, construction materials, tools, or other home goods? Look no further than Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improve! When you donate to ReStore, you’ll keep good, reusable items out of landfills. Proceeds from the sale of those donated items also support the building of safe, stable Habitat homes for local families.

And, donating to Twin Cities Habitat ReStore is as easy as 1,2,3:

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Topics: 2018, Donate

Residents encourage new use for remodeled furnishings

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 29, 2018 11:48:07 AM

When it came time for the EagleCrest community in Roseville to embark on a remodel project, the residents wanted to make sure things didn’t get thrown away during construction. This would make for a perfect partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Presbyterian Homes, the parent company of EagleCrest.

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Topics: 2018, Donate, Remodel

Thanks, but no thanks

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 1, 2018 2:30:12 PM

The success of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity lies greatly on the generous donations from people like you. When it comes to our ReStore home improvement outlets, your things become currency and you can feel good about how your donation transforms into good. We want to make sure that good feeling doesn’t become a frustration when dropping-off your donation, so we've providing some tips and other helpful information.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

How to prepare your items for donation

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You've got an item (or items) to donate, and you know where you're going to donate them. Now what?

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Topics: 2018, Donate, Tips and Tricks

New Brighton ReStore Reaches 1,000 Monthly Donations

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Aug 29, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Home Improvement Outlet in New Brighton has hit a major milestone. For the last three months, the store has received more than 1,000 donations per month. As a result, the New Brighton ReStore has moved into the Top 20 among 900 ReStore outlets nationwide.

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Topics: 2018, Donate

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 13, 2018 4:01:59 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: Spring is near. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate

Thank You Business Donors!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Feb 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Twin Cities ReStore could not succeed without the generosity of many business and individuals who choose to donate materials to our two store locations. 

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Topics: Donate

Big Donation after the Big Game

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 10, 2018 8:14:00 AM

The big football game is over and a million people recently left the Twin Cities to go back home. Just think about all of the planning, buying, and money spent to accommodate that amount of visitors for a weeks-worth of partying. Event centers, hotels and even outdoor spaces were flooded with fans. Have you ever wondered, what happens to the “leftovers?” We’re not talking about food, we’re talking about the other stuff.

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Topics: Donate

Why Donate or Buy Cabinets at the ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 31, 2018 8:57:46 AM

Cabinet Donations

There are many things the ReStore is known for—lighting, furniture, appliances, doors, and windowsall at a discounted price. But the Twin Cities ReStore outlets have also become known for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. The ReStore receives and sells so many cabinets, that ReStore staff refer to it as their “bread and butter.” Entire kitchen cabinet sets are a regular item on the sales floor and provide a great deal of savings to remodelers. Just take a look at how many cabinets were donated or sold last year:

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets, Donate