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The ReStoration Corner

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: 2018, Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight

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: 2018, Volunteer Spotlight

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: 2018, Volunteer Spotlight

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: volunteers, Volunteer Spotlight, 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: ReStore Staff, Volunteer Spotlight