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The ReStoration Corner

Volunteer Spotlight: John Leier [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 16, 2020 9:15:24 AM
"It's a great organization, and I really like all the people that I've met here."

Today, John Leier is one of the volunteers making ReStore a great resource for Twin Cities homeowners to find affordable home furnishings and building materials – but it wasn't always that way.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Donna VonLehe [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 14, 2020 11:25:06 AM
"It feels great working for the bigger cause of providing housing for families."

Volunteer Donna VonLehe chose Habitat for Humanity ReStore from a number of other volunteer opportunities after she retired for two great reasons:

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: John Bagaglio [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 14, 2020 1:45:00 PM

“At the end of the day, I can look back and say, ‘We got stuff done at the store and ultimately helped make a difference for people in the community.’”

John Bagaglio (or "Bags," as he's known to Twin Cities Habitat) is a part-time volunteer at the New Brighton ReStore. For a few hours a day a few days a week, he helps move donated items in and out of the shop – and to hear him tell it, he's been set on it for a while.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2020

Local College Gives Back

Posted by Jared Laabs on Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Guest blog post by Dunwoody College students.

Last month, a group of students from Dunwoody College volunteered at the ReStore in Minneapolis. Our group is called Kate’s Club, which is named after Kate Dunwoody, one of the founders of our college. Kate Dunwoody was a philanthropist and a champion of women’s rights in the late 1800s in Minneapolis. Kate’s Club is a group of women students who keep Kate’s legacy alive by doing community service on campus and in the community.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Les the Cashier

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 23, 2019 2:26:20 PM

If you’re wondering what a committed volunteer looks like, look no further than Leslie Johnson. Leslie, who goes by Les, gives his time and passion to Twin Cities Habitat both on the construction site and at ReStore.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Hook Agency: We Volunteer for a Couple Reasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 24, 2019 8:27:23 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, volunteers, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Prentiss Enjoying Retirement at the ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 21, 2019 9:57:17 AM

Bob Prentiss has been helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for decades. When he ran his own firm of investment advisors, he volunteered as a fundraiser. 

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

Retire to Do Something, Not from Something

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on May 14, 2019 10:15:56 AM

After nearly 17 years with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, David Michaelson retired on August 31, 2018. David has shown undeniable passion and a particular interest in green building during his time with Twin Cities Habitat.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

The Joy of Volunteering

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Apr 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM

If you walk into the Minneapolis ReStore on any given Wednesday, there's a good chance you could see Regular Volunteer, Paul H. pop out on the floor from time to time. Paul is known for his enthusiasm toward ReStore and Habitat's mission - and can often be found singing great tunes. He even makes his own versions themed after our ReStore!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2019

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, volunteers, 2019