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How Habitat ReStores support Habitat for Humanity

How Habitat ReStores support Habitat for Humanity

With nearly 900 stores in 49 states, chances are you’ve come across a Habitat ReStore. However, Habitat ReStores are more than just resale stores — they support Habitat for Humanity’s mission in important ways.

How our Habitat ReStores Serve Kanawha & Putnam Counties

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. Additionally, our offices can put these funds toward their tithe, which helps Habitat provide decent shelter, not just locally, but around the world.

When you support either of our Habitat ReStores, you help families in Kanawha & Putnam communities partner with Habitat to build their future homes, and you enable Habitat to work in other parts of the world ending substandard housing and improving underserved communities. 

How You Can Help Habitat ReStores


Inventory changes often at our Habitat ReStores because much of the merchandise for sale comes from donations; what is for sale is based on what is donated. If you have been cleaning out your garage or are looking to replace your gently used furniture, Habitat ReStore may be the place for you to donate the items you are no longer using. For other items you can donate, see our article on “Should I Donate this Item,” and you can even check to see if you can have your donation picked up for free.

After donating at Habitat ReStore, stick around to do a little shopping. Just as your donations provide the items that stores sell, your purchases provide the proceeds that go to provide decent places to live.

Also - our Habitat ReStores also are always looking for great volunteers to help in this process.

Why Habitat ReStores are Unique

If you’ve been to more than one Habitat ReStore, you’ve probably noticed that, unlike many home improvement stores, ReStores all look different. The stores have different layouts and stock different items. In fact, if you’ve visited the same store more than once, you’ve probably noticed that the items for sale change from day to day – or even hour to hour.

This individuality is what makes Habitat ReStore unique. Since stores are run by local Habitat affiliates, each one is specifically catered to best serve its local area. There’s no one-size-fits-all mentality here; every Habitat ReStore knows how to best serve their specific community.