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Habitat ReStores

Retail outlets where used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

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Ever Heard of a ReStore? It's like a 50% off Home Depot

  • May 14, 2010
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A lot of people know about Habitat for Humanity and their home building projects, as they are one of the nations largest charitable organizations. But...have you ever heard of a ReStore? you walk in and it's as if you have entered a Home Depot a 50% off! 

ReStores recieve donated or salved materials that are either new or gently used, You can find basic items like lumber, cabinets, and fixtures...but take a look around, they have a TON of one of kind items. They use the money from their sales to fund their building projects, all the while, keeping tons of building materials out of the landfills.

Today I want to talk about the Santa Barbara ReStores. They have been getting some cool, one of a kind items like:
  • Antique Stained Glassed Windows
  • A Spanish Iron Changelier restored from the Granada Theater
  • Beautiful salvaged wrought iron gates
All of these items are priced extremely well...I highly reccomend them if you are doing any home improvement projects.

You can see a bunch of their postings for sale here: http://santabarbara.diggerslist.com/user/2768/classifieds/?browse=1

Disclaimer: yes, they do post on on our website, but we see thouands of postings, and I am going to make an effort to let my fellow Luncher's about the best of the best.

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May 15, 2010
Thanks so much for sharing this and that's very cool that they use Diggers List to post their stuff!  I've been meaning to see if there are any of these around me in the SF Bay Area.  By the way, this review would go great in the Social Good community.  All you have to do is simply join the community and add it :)
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review by . December 07, 2009
My kind of thrift store
I accidentally ran into this store while driving around an area in Los Angeles, and that was an awesome find.      We have all heard of Habitat for Humanity, but I'm not sure if too many of us are aware of the outlet/thrift-store they run.  I have been to Gardena store, but it sounds like some other stores are much, much bigger.      In Gardena store, I found some furnitures, windows, doors, tiles, cabinetry, bricks, tubs, hardware, and some random stuff …
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Habitat ReStores are retail outlets where used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from ReStores help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within their communities. Many affiliates across the United States and Canada operate successful ReStores—some raise enough funds to build 10 or more houses per year!

Materials sold by Habitat ReStores are usually donated from building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews or from individuals who wish to show their support for Habitat. In addition to raising funds, ReStores help the environment by rechanneling good, usable materials into house building.

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If you want to shop for building materials, or if you or your company have materials to donate, please contact your local ReStore.
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