Reuse Organization Profiles
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Sacramento County
The ReStore has a small staff and relies largely on community volunteers for its operations. Volunteers represent Americorps members, retirees, business professionals, high school students, college students and other civic-minded individuals. People who have purchased Habitat for Humanity homes (Habitat Family Partners) also volunteer on a consistent basis. Many volunteer groups, representing businesses, churches, and civic groups assist with the retail operations of the ReStore. The ReStore has a variety of volunteer opportunities and will cater to people's interests and abilities--no experience is necessary! Call the ReStore for information on how to volunteer.
While the ReStore is currently advertised only through flyers, their Web site, and word of mouth, they desire to eventually have a PSA campaign and advertising campaign. Numerous businesses have helped the ReStore become established through generous donations. A few examples are Raley's donation of six electric pallet jacks, plus Rulands and Intel donated the office furniture and materials.
|Materials Accepted||Source of Materials||Collection Services||Geographic
|The ReStore accepts new and reusable building and remodeling materials such as lights, fixtures, doors, windows, etc.--almost any material that can be used to build Habitat for Humanity houses or resold at the Habitat ReStore. The ReStore does not accept cans of open paint. Call the donation hotline at (916) 447-2234 to determine what materials are accepted. A tax deductible receipt is issued for all donations.||The ReStore's main sources of materials are stores' surplus, manufacturers changing lines, distributors, home developers, general contractors and the general public.||The ReStore may provide a pick-up service for donations from the general public by appointment only.||Sacramento County and surrounding areas.|
Waste Stream Diversion
Between November 2002 and October 2003 the Habitat ReStore diverted over 500,000 pounds of new and reusable building materials from Sacramento landfills.