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The ReStoration Corner

Make Your Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations to ReStore Now!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2020 10:34:44 AM

2020 is almost over, and that means time is running out for you to make your tax-deductible donation to ReStore! Whether you’re a homeowner looking to clean out your basement workshop, a remodeler looking to recycle a kitchen full of cabinets and appliances, or a business with excess inventory you need gone, you’ve got to get those donations in by the end of the year to reap the tax benefits.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

What is it like to donate to ReStore?

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 20, 2020 11:20:26 AM

Don't take our word for it. Read what local business and individual donors 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, 2020

Take your garage back

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 6, 2020 9:51:35 AM

Over the last nine months or so, you might have tackled some remodel or home improvement projects. Or perhaps you were one of the million people who bought up all of the bicycles? Well, winter is approaching and it's time clean, organize, and donate items to get your garage back in order. Wouldn't you like to park your car inside again?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2020

How to prepare your items for donation

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 29, 2020 2:47:22 PM

ReStore hours may change due to weather, COVID-19 and/or holidays. Please be sure to check our website before making a trip to shop or donate.

You've got some items to donate, and you know where you're going to donate them. Now what?

For some donations, it's as easy as throwing the items into a box or bag and dropping them off. But it's always a good idea to take a few simple steps to make sure your donation is in good condition before dropping it off or scheduling a pick up.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2020

Shopping and Donating at Our Stores Safely

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 2, 2020 1:39:36 PM

Before you head back or visit ReStore for the first time, there are a few things you need to know. Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers are first and foremost. We've created new protocols and rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that you should know before visiting. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate, 2020

Now scheduling pickups

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 14, 2020 1:20:49 PM

Guest blog by Robin Henrichsen, ReStore Donations Manager

ReStore trucks are back on the road and picking up donations!  Our stores remain closed since the initial COVID-19 closure several weeks ago, but donations are needed more than ever as we prepare to re-open. Our New Brighton expansion has also left us with additional space. We need your donations to help fill the space.

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Topics: Donate, 2020

We need your help filling the new space

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 7, 2020 8:45:19 AM

Regular ReStore shoppers may have already noticed, but our New Brighton location is expanding. ReStore sales have grown month over month which is one reason why our home improvement outlet needs to grow. This expansion has created an anticipated challenge, and we need your help. We need donations to help fill the new space!

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Topics: Donate, 2020

Keep on Truckin'

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 30, 2020 9:55:00 AM

In 2012 Don Gustafson was hired as a Donations Receiving Assistant, otherwise known as the  ReStore donation truck driver. He’s since logged more than 100,000 miles for ReStore, and operated in all types of weather. The temperature has ranged from -25 to 105 degrees, and has endured a lot wind, rain, and snow.  

Don has since retired but found his way back to ReStore to assist when donation pick up requests skyrocket. I guess this technically isn't a retirement when he’s still driving a ReStore truck. “I tried retirement; it didn't take,” says Don. “This job remains the most interesting position I have held in my 50+ years of work experience. I give my customers back the space in their garages, while telling them about the work we do at the ReStore to support Habitat for Humanity's mission.”  

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Topics: Donate, ReStore Staff, 2020

Business Donor Spotlight: Raj, of India Handicrafts, Inc.

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 13, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Business donations to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore keep the store well-stocked and the inventory fresh. ReStore operates on donated products and all revenue supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s work building, rehabbing, and repairing homes for local families. Many businesses choose to donate overstock, mis-orders, discontinued items, or storeroom cleanout.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Tax Tips for Businesses: Are Business Donations Tax Deductible?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 22, 2019 8:48:57 AM

Inventory management is a big part of running a successful business. But sometimes overstock is unavoidable and businesses have a choice to make regarding what to do next. One option that’s a win-win is donating those items to a charitable organization—like the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. 

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Topics: Donate, 2019