The Habitat ReStore supports Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s mission by providing funds through the sale of donated items to the community at reduced prices while also protecting the environment by diverting material from landfills.
The Cleveland ReStore had humble beginnings in that started in a small building donated by Whirlpool in 2004. Now, the ReStore has two locations in Cleveland thanks to the many donations and huge support from the community.
The ReStore is a very green company that recycles unwanted items. It keeps its environmental mission by keeping as much out of local landfills as possible which keeps our environment safe and clean. The store has kept 3,250 tons of materials of local landfills. This has saved Bradley County countless amounts of tax money that otherwise would have gone to funding these landfills.The ReStore opens up endless possibilities by being able to turn trash into treasure through do it yourself repurposing of ReStore items. It’s fun to repurpose, repair and recycle items that would otherwise end up trashed.
The ReStore not only helps build homes homes for local families, it partners with other community agencies to create strong collaborations. For example, The Caring Place in Bradley County gives a bag of food to every new Habitat homeowner. The ReStore returns the partnership by offering ReStore customers a discount if they bring in a bag of food to be donated to The Caring Place.