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A shout-out to ReStore Nation!

Now I realize that I am a small time blogger who is just getting started with this whole blogging thing but I have to say that I am so honored that an organization such as ReStore of Montgomery County Maryland commented on my blog! I love what ReStore does and believe in it. Their website is www.ReStoreMoCo.org and their blog can be seen at Restore Nation.

About ReStore:

( Source: http://restorenation.wordpress.com/about/ )

“Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore is a nonprofit retail outlet specializing in the resale of quality new and gently used furniture, appliances and building supplies at 50 to 75% off retail prices. Not only does ReStore offer quality, low-cost products to the community, but all proceeds go directly toward building affordable housing for low-income families in Montgomery County, Maryland. Additionally, by taking in used items, ReStore diverts tons of usable material from local landfills (ReStore diverted approximately 354 tons of waste in 2011 alone).”

Habitat for Humanity is the umbrella of which ReStore  cozily nestles under. As a Realtor who believes in the American (actually anywhere in the World) dream of homeownership…I have to tell you how much I love what they do. Here is what the website has to say about Habitat for Humanity:

What is Habitat for Humanity International?

( Source: http://www.habitat.org/how/factsheet.aspx )

  • A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served 2.5 million people worldwide.
  • Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
  • Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.

You can volunteer and get involved in this organization’s mission on so many levels. Click here to see how. You can donate here. They also have a store that you can shop from!

From there we come full circle and back to ReStore. 🙂

( Source: http://www.habitat.org/restores/default.aspx )

Habitat for Humanity ReStores

What is a ReStore?  Each of the 825 Habitat ReStores in the United States and Canada:

  • Accepts donations of new and gently-used building materials and household goods.
  • Sells those items to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
  • Uses the proceeds to achieve Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope.
  • Does it all with the help of volunteers.

Each ReStore is operated by a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and each one is unique.  Most ReStores focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances

 Donate, shop, volunteer

Our ReStores need you to donate, shop, and volunteer!  Please contact your local Habitat ReStore for more information.

You can find ReStores in the Unites States here and in Canada here.

So with all this in mind I looked to see if there is a ReStore close to me that I could get involved with and while there are many in Pennsylvania, the closest to me would be Philadelphia. Maybe it is time to get one here in the Lehigh Valley! I just might be looking into this.

So come on people….get involved in any way you can!

Thanks again to ReStore Nation for your comment on my blog and check out their post on their blog where they write about how to reuse doors!

Dezignfully and with Blessings,

Kiki

 

3 thoughts on “A shout-out to ReStore Nation!”

  1. You are very welcome and thanks again for commenting on my blog! What we both do is so important for our planet. So many people in the world need things and so why throw them out? When I see furniture on the side of the road for garbage it just sends chills through me knowing someone needs it. 😦 Everything, and I mean everything, has a second life…. why throw that chair out?….paint it for goodness sake and then give it to someone who needs it. Talking to you is really making me want to take this repurposing thing to the next level. 🙂

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