Visit our ReStore site to find the one nearest you!
Habitat for Humanity ReStores & the Michigan Regional Distribution Center (MRDC) - Habitat for Humanity ReStores are run by affiliates with their primary mission to provide additional funding to support house building goals. ReStores accept donated materials from building contractors, manufacturers and the general public and sell everything from building supplies to household goods, at a reduced cost, allowing Habitat another avenue to serve the community. Michigan now has more than 50 ReStore locations that operate above par nationally due to the unique business functions of the MRDC which acquires large scale inventory donations and purchases, and then distributes the materials to ReStores statewide in quantities that represent good inventory management practices.
ReStores are open to the public; anyone can buy items at discounted prices. Materials sold at ReStores are donated by individuals, construction companies, contractors, and building supply stores. Proceeds help fund local Habitat for Humanity homes.
Do you have something to donate?
Check with your local ReStore to see what kind of items they accept. Nearly any building or remodeling material that's in good shape can be recycled through the ReStore, saving you dumping costs and providing a tax deduction as well.
Michigan is home to more than 50 Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Each ReStore sets its own hours of operations. Inventory changes frequently since new items are received weekly, sometimes daily.
Some of the items you might find at a ReStore include:
- Kitchen cabinets
- Plumbing items
- Electrical items
- Light fixtures
- Tile and Carpet
- Some ReStores sell used furniture, lamps, dishes and other household goods
ReStores save money and help the community and the environment
- Shoppers can purchase new, or gently used, home improvement supplies at a fraction of their original cost. ReStore customers include homeowners, college students, landlords and builders.
- Profits allow Habitat for Humanity to build more homes
- Tons of building materials are diverted from landfills and put to reuse
Many ReStores provide deconstruction services; Team of volunteers will remove salvageable items from a business or home destined to be torn down. Deconstruction teams can remove fixtures, cabinets, sinks, shelving, doors and other building components.
Volunteers are needed at ReStores to prepare items for sale, assist customers, join a deconstruction work crew, pickup donated materials, load cars and trucks and stock shelves. Check with your local Restore for volunteer opportunities.