Location: 829 Route 66, Hudson
(Intersection of Route 66 and 9H, behind Village Dodge)
Hours: Friday, 9-5 pm & Saturday, 9-4 pm
What is A ReStore?
A Habitat ReStore is a retail outlet selling donated, quality used and surplus building materials at a fraction of normal retail prices. Many Habitat organizations have successfully started ReStore operations. In addition to raising funds for home construction, our ReStore will also help the environment by encouraging the recycling of usable materials rather than their disposal. Our goal is to keep materials out of landfills, while making home improvements affordable.
Columbia County Habitat invites the general public to shop, browse and buy surplus and reusable building materials. As a home improvement retail shop, ReStore attracts anyone looking for good bargains. Discounts can be significant, and all homeowners on a budget, as well as builders and contractors who want a good buy, can shop at our ReStore.
How ReStore works
ReStore’s operations consists of receiving (and selectively picking up) merchandise, pricing, displaying and selling merchandise, as well as data tracking for all the above. Volunteer staff runs the operation under the supervision of the Habitat’s Executive Director. Receiving, pricing and displaying are done largely from Monday through Thursday, when the store is not open for retail business.
ReStore materials donated and sold include:
• Appliances: less than 5 years old
• Building/architectural items
• Paint, stain and wall covering
• Doors, windows and screens
• Plumbing fixtures and hardware
• Electrical supplies and fixtures
• Roofing: shingles and flashing
• Flooring: tile, wood, laminate
• Hardware working tools
ReStore requests that donors call ahead to confirm which items we are currently accepting.
Volunteering at ReStore
The ReStore offers a casual, friendly retail environment. Volunteers play a major role in helping to keep the store stocked, clean, neat and functioning efficiently and professionally. Safety is important, and is emphasized no matter what task a volunteer performs.
Individuals are needed on our operating days to assist with sorting and preparing donations, pricing, re-stocking and tidying up shelves and the sales floor, and with assisting customers with loading purchases or finding their way around the store.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and are needed on a regular basis weekly or bi-weekly, occasionally or for just one time. A full day shift is 9:00 to 5:00; half day shifts are available from 9:00 to 1:00 or 1:00 to 5:00.