What is the ReStore?
Columbia County Habitat’s ReStore sells new and gently-used goods and materials that have been donated by area residents and businesses. A favorite destination for savvy shoppers, the ReStore encourages re-use and recycling while generating revenue that supports Habitat’s affordable housing construction program. The ReStore keeps usable items out of landfills and offers buyers great bargains. More than 10,000 shoppers visit our ReStore in Hudson every year.
How do I donate to the ReStore?
It’s easy! You can deliver your goods for donation directly to the ReStore Tuesdays through Saturdays. Please call ahead to check that the items you’d like to donate can be accepted and that someone will be available to assist with your delivery. For larger items that you can’t bring in, call the ReStore office to discuss your proposed donation and to schedule a date and time for our volunteers to pick up your items. We provide completed donation forms for your use in tax reporting.
What goods & materials does the ReStore accept & sell?
The ReStore is delighted to accept the following donated items for sale to our customers:
- Furniture (un-upholstered)
- Large appliances (except dishwashers) in good working condition
- Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
- New/unused building materials, lumber, insulation and supplies
- Electrical, plumbing, flooring, roofing and carpentry supplies
- Light fixtures and lamps
- Solid wooden doors and double-glazed windows
- Major tools and equipment (except automotive and non-working power tools)
- Selected housewares, including new and gently-used small appliances
In addition, the ReStore often accepts other unique items, such as the recently-donated clawfoot tub, pottery wheel, Victorian room divide and painting collection. Again, please call ahead to make sure that your proposed donation can be accepted.
What do ReStore volunteers do?
The ReStore offers a friendly, cooperative environment for both volunteers and shoppers. Volunteers keep the store stocked, clean, well-organized and functioning efficiently and professionally.
Volunteers are needed Tuesdays through Saturdays to help pick up, sort and prepare donated merchandise, price goods, re-stock and tidy shelves and stage the sales floor. During store hours, volunteers assist shoppers. Volunteers also participate in the ReStore’s social media efforts, community outreach activities and special events.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and are welcome to work on a regularly-scheduled basis, occasionally or as a one-time experience.
How do I volunteer at the ReStore?
The ReStore’s successful operations depend on our volunteers. Click here to download a Volunteer Registration Form. You can check out the many areas of ReStore operations in which volunteers contribute their support and indicate your areas of interest. Or contact Marcia Witte, our ReStore Manager, for more information at email@example.com or 518.828.0892, Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Let us hear from you to talk about joining our growing ReStore team! The ReStore really rocks!!