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The ReStoration Corner

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

Youth Volunteers Build Adirondack Chairs for ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most popular items sold at the Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are Adirondack chairs and toy boxes built through youth workshops. These chairs not only generate funding for our mission, but also provide a hands-on building opportunity for volunteers who are too young to help with construction on our Habitat homes.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

A Life of Following Passion in Carpentry

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Sep 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Meet our New Brighton ReStore wood-working volunteer, Calvin, everyone!

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

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