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Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Los Angeles

Overview

Habitat ReStores are retail outlets where quality 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 the community. 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 re-channeling good, usable materials into construction reuse.

History

Since opening its 20,000 square foot warehouse in 2004, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Greater Los Angeles has proved itself to be one of the most successful operations of its kind in the country!

Operations

Workers at the store.The Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Greater Los Angeles accepts new and gently-used donations of building materials and home furnishings and sells them to the general public at up to 70 percent off retail price. All profits go directly back into Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' mission of eliminating poverty housing from the community. Everyone wins: donors benefit from free cost of disposal and tax deductions; shoppers benefit from an affordable home improvement alternative; Habitat benefits from extra funds to build more homes in the community (the ReStore helps build at least two homes a year); the environment benefits from resources being recycled back into the community and diverted from landfills (well over two million pounds!).

Materials Accepted Source of Materials Collection Services Geographic
Service Area
Air Conditioning and Heating, Appliances, Bathroom, Brick and Block, Cabinets, Carpet, Doors, Electrical, Furniture, Hardware, Lumber, Plumbing, Roofing, Tile, Individuals, restaurants, hotels, manufacturers, contractors, and picture studios. Our trucks are available to collect larger items. Contact for scheduling. Any zip code beginning with a nine zero (90).

Note: Specific criteria for donations are listed at www.ShopHabitat.com.

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Last updated: May 23, 2014
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