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This holiday season, take a stroll down the Holly Jolly Brawley Walkway and spot the Habitat ReStore tree! Themed "Home for the Holidays," it's a celebration of what Habitat stands for – building homes and hope.

Discover the wonders of shopping at a Habitat ReStore for just $5. Read about the diverse range of items you can find, from home decor to DIY materials, kitchen essentials, and children's toys. It's always a unique and adventurous shopping experience at Habitat ReStore, where every purchase supports Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Explore your local ReStore, and find treasures with each visit. $5 can contribute to building homes and supporting communities, making every dollar spent meaningful.

Learn more about eco-friendly renovation practices and the role of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam plays in recycling and reusing building materials in the Kanawha Valley and throughout West Virginia.

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. To give a few ideas, here are easy things you can do to brighten someone’s day.

Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle. Even if you focus on one of these tasks, remember that you’re taking a positive step toward building healthy habits. 

The Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors is a multi-year partner of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam. This year, however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KVBOR is unable to volunteer as a large group out of an abundance of caution. However, board members are helping Habitat in a different way this year.

The proceeds from our two Habitat ReStores locations - one in Charleston and another in Teays Valley - go to our Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam office located on Court Street in downtown Charleston. Then, the funds are put to work in our local community. 

Most gently used items can either be donated, recycled, or repurposed. Find out the best way to make the most of your item by following these guidelines in the flowchart included in this article. While you may not be able to donate certain items like mattresses, Habitat Restores generally accept a variety of items.

While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.

When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years. Habitat and our ReStores can help.

Divide your household items into separate piles with "keep", "toss out", and "donate" labels to make sure nothing is done away with improperly. It may seem hard at first, but once you get started it you'll likely be surprised at how much you really don't need.

For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.

Visit both of our locations - Charleston & Teays Valley - for exclusive savings on furniture, antiques, building materials, glassware, kitchen items, household goods, books, records, and more.

How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.

As a sustainable funding source for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam, safety has always been a part of what we do. Now more than ever, we want to stay safe so that we can stay open.