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The ReStoration Corner

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

DIY Spotlight: Lisa's Wall Shelf

Posted by Anna Skemp on Sep 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s time for another ReStore Upcycle Challenge and we can’t wait to see what our ReStore shoppers have in store for our Freestyle Flip. It is truly amazing to see how many talented DIY-ers live in the Twin Cities area, including Lisa Jepsen, who participated in our last ReStore Upcycle Challenge back in April.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, DIY, 2019, Upcycle

A Game of "Thrownes"

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jul 19, 2019 2:10:00 PM

When it came time for our ReStores to host the Upcycle Challenge back in April, ReStore Sale Associate, Mark, jumped at the opportunity. For the challenge, anyone could choose a chair from the ReStore and "upcycle" it by turning it into something new. Mark saw the perfect chair—and had the perfect idea to go with it.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019, Upcycle

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 3]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 19, 2019 10:08:25 AM

We asked Jan about what it's like working at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, who the typical shopper is, and what projects she is currently working on. Get some DIY inspiration and visit Jan at the ReStore!

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 2]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 20, 2019 10:03:00 AM

We continued our conversation with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Assistant Manager, and asked her what advice she has for someone new to upcycling or taking on a DIY project. She also gives several reasons "why" she transforms everyday items into something new.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019

An Interview with Jan Hagerman [VIDEO part 1]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Feb 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM

We sat down with Jan Hagerman, New Brighton ReStore Assistant Manager, and asked her about who inspires her to DIY, and how she became involved with WCCO. Jan is a great advocate of upcycling, re-purposing, and bringing awareness to the the mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2019

We’re Hiring

Posted by Jared Laabs on May 9, 2018 1:03:02 PM

Come join the fun, and collaborative team here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore! We’re currently hiring a full-time, and part-time ReStore Sales Associate. These positions require quality service to customers and offers an active and busy work environment. To learn more about the positions, and for a full job description, please visit tchabitat.org/careers.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, 2018

Meet Mark: Minneapolis ReStore Sales Associate

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 13, 2017 4:04:00 PM

Mark Lampman has had a handful of careers over the years, but a series of interesting events led him straight to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Minneapolis as a Sales Associate.

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Topics: ReStore Staff

A Holiday Boutique Generating Warmth

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 6, 2017 2:30:19 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: Donate, ReStore Staff, volunteers

Meet Jan Hagerman: Assistant ReStore Manager and Resident DIY Expert

Posted by Kaitlyn Dormer on Sep 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Do you recognize that face? Maybe you’ve seen her at the State Fair? Or was it on her regular DIY Friday segment on WCCO? You could’ve spotted Jan Hagerman in either of those places, or where she spends quite a bit of her time—at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Brighton where she’s the Assistant Store Manager.

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Topics: ReStore Staff, DIY