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Book Nook Construction Volunteer Needed

Book Nook Construction Volunteer Needed

Tons (literally, tons) of books are donated to the Charleston ReStore every year by wonderful donors like you. Currently, we have every book displayed on inefficient gondola shelving in the “This, That & the Other” department of the ReStore.

In an effort to create more space for home goods (knick knacks, chotskies, dodads), and to better utilize an underutilized area of the ReStore, we want to create a book nook.

Here’s a look at the space we have our eye on for the future book nook.

Book Nook Before

This 6’8″ wide  X  11’4″ deep  X  6’7″ tall area of the ReStore is located in the front section west of the main entrance. The small room has a ceiling, over head light and doors that can be locked or removed.

Book Nook Before

Currently in search of carpenter ants, not book worms.

We need a volunteer that has the vision and ability to turn this boring underutilized space into a cozy and efficient book nook. Can you imagine how cool this book nook could be?

Wow! What a book nook!

We’ve Got What You Need.

We will supply or purchase the materials needed to build shelves and attach them to the walls. We can also help install additional lighting. But most importantly, we will give the crafty volunteer that steps forward full access to the entire ReStore inventory of donations to execute their design plan.

Doesn’t this sound like a fun project for friends or partners?

In addition to a beautiful vision, basic carpentry skills are needed and for this reason volunteers must be 18 or older.

Can you help? Contact Amy at 304-720-0141 x 22

Here is some Pinterest inspiration for you to peruse while you ponder your plans.


Enjoy looking at redesigned rooms? Check out this ReStory about entire rooms redone by ReStore customers using treasures they found at the Charleston and Teays Valley ReStores.

Volunteer Subdivision Captains: Repurpose for a Purpose

Volunteer Subdivision Captains: Repurpose for a Purpose

This volunteer opportunity benefits Habitat for Humanity, your neighbors and your family!

What is Repurpose for a Purpose?

Repurpose for a Purpose Subdivision Donation Drive is a project of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam and the new Teays Valley ReStore. The intention of this project is to organize and maximize additional ReStore donations from Putnam County subdivisions during scheduled donation drive days within specific subdivisions.

The donations from Repurpose for a Purpose – just like all ReStore donations – will generate revenue through ReStore sales that will then go back to furthering the mission of Habitat for Humantiy – building homes, community and hope.

2017 Subdivisions: Volunteer Captains Needed

Beechwood Estates

Bell Acres


Brookside Estates

Castlenock Ridge


Courtyard Estates

Crystal Springs 

Fox Run 

Friendship Way

Hidden Valley

Hodges Place

Johnson Place – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Leslie Place

Litchfield Place

Maplewood Estates


Mill Creek

Morefield Place

New London Commons

Oakwood Estates

Radwin Woods

Rosehill Acres  – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Saddle Downs – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Scott Creek – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!


Sun Valley Estates

Thistlewood Circle

Tyler Valley – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Westland Estates

The Woods – Volunteers Needed Very Soon!

Woodstone Estates

Woodclyffe Chase


What Do Captains Do?

We ask captains to contact homeowners associations for permission, distribute event information through subdivision contact lists and email, utilize social media and place informational materials.


We Really Appreciate Your Help.

Two Putnam County artists have created one-of-a-kind art as a gift to our subdivisions captains. Volunteers will be able to choose from either a handcrafted necklace by Ricardina Jewelry Designs or a numbered print from JP Owners Art. Volunteer Captains will also receive an invitation to our private Captain’s Party in October.

Will You Volunteer?


Questions? Contact ReStore Director, Amy McLaughlin.  |  304.720.0141 x 22



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