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The ReStoration Corner

What to Expect in Volunteering at the Restore, From the Eyes of a Local College Student

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Guest Blog by Jeff Craig
University of St. Thomas Student

Signing up for college service hours somewhere in the Twin Cities? Flexible hours plus a fun and physical environment are often a student’s key objectives. These were met by signing up at the Minneapolis Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a non-profit thrift store that is located a short three mile drive west of campus and adjacent to the Midtown Greenway bike path.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

Bihari Helps Support Affordable Housing Through Volunteer Work at ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 19, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Bihari Desai first started volunteering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity when he worked at Xcel Energy, but his passion to give back would last beyond his professional career.

Now a retired project manager, Bihari volunteers for two four-hour shifts each week at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. As a volunteer, he stocks and organizes shelves, disassembles and organizes scrap metal, and helps customers. He is one one of 40 regular volunteers that help run both Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, volunteers, 2018

Ringing in the New Year at the ReStore

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 3, 2018 8:41:07 AM

As we say goodbye to 2017 and hello to a New Year, we have a lot of successes to celebrate and new goals to achieve!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

Students build work acumen at Twin Cities Habitat

Posted by Matt Haugen on Oct 23, 2017 3:05:05 PM

Michael is a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. The school is unique because every student has a part-time job in the real world in addition to their classes. Michael works at Twin Cities Habitat’s ReStore one day a week.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

Many Hands, One Goal at ReStore

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Sep 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM

Ask a regular volunteer at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStores what volunteering is like, and at some point they’ll probably tell you it’s like being part of a big family with a common mission. Everyone has a different role to play—whether that’s organizing volunteers, pricing merchandise, or making sure everything looks good on the floor. And every seemingly little action adds up in a big way: in the last year, revenue from the ReStores helped sponsor the building of six Habitat homes.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

A First Job that Makes a Difference

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Aug 15, 2017 5:32:17 PM

When your first job as a high schooler is at a Twin Cities Habitat ReStore, you can rest assured that you’ll have plenty of variety in your work. That’s what ReStore interns through the Step-Up Achieve program have found.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

Navy Makes a Splash at ReStore

Posted by Blake MacKenzie on Aug 4, 2017 2:04:56 PM

The U.S. Navy sailed into the Twin Cities for “Navy Week” in mid-July, and they were everywhere—diving into aquariums, skydiving into parks, performing concerts. And we were lucky enough to have a big team of Sailors spend some time volunteering at our Minneapolis ReStore home improvement outlet.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight

DIY Projects with a Habitat ReStore Twist

Posted by Ciara Riley on Aug 3, 2017 8:14:00 AM

If you’re looking for an awesome DIY project or in need of some inspiration, then Joe Jennings is your man to talk to. 

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, ReStore Staff

From High School Work Study Program, to Full-Time Employee

Posted by Becky Engen on Jul 18, 2017 10:04:00 AM

As a student, you hardly expect a class or credit you take in high school to lead to a full-time job. But that's just what happened for a local Cristo Rey Jesuit High School student here at our Minneapolis store.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, ReStore Staff

Alicia Weagel: A Bright Light You'll Find At The ReStore

Posted by Anna Skemp on May 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM

“I really believe in our mission and that’s why I stay,” said Alicia Weagel, ReStore Associate at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity New Brighton ReStore.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight