Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore
by Lisa Sheehan,
Community Relations and Development Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has been a part of the Main St. business corridor for a number of years, selling new and gently used items at 30-80 percent or more off retail prices. The success of the ReStore on Main St. has spun off a second Peoria-area location with a new store in East Peoria.
The first ReStore in the United States was started in 1993 in Austin, Texas as a way for Habitat for Humanity to raise additional funds for their builds. ReStore provides several things to the community, a place to recycle items that would end up in the landfill, a place for the public to purchase affordable home improvement items, appliances and furniture. Some of the items you’ll find at ReStore include architectural salvage, building materials, plumbing materials, flooring, electrical materials, furniture and appliances.
New shipments arrive daily so come often to see what the ReStore has to offer! To make a donation, drop it by the store, or call the ReStore hotline at 676.8402 to arrange a pickup. The ReStores are open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. All of the proceeds from the ReStores are used to help us build more Habitat for Humanity homes in our community!
Our Habitat ReStores could not operate without the help of our wonderful volunteers! Volunteering is a great way to make a significant difference in the lives of others. Volunteer hours are very flexible. Come in for an hour or a day, every week or every month. We always have something useful for you to do! If you would like more information about volunteering in the Habitat ReStores, please contact Lisa at 309.676.6729 x.2. We look forward to seeing you here soon!