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Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Sacramento County

OperationsInside the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of 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

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.

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.

Source of Materials

The ReStore's main sources of materials are stores' surplus, manufacturers changing lines, distributors, home developers, general contractors and the general public.

Collection Service

The ReStore may provide a pick-up service for donations from the general public by appointment only.

Geographic Service Area

Sacramento County and surrounding areas.

Drop-Off Hours

Donations are accepted Tuesday through Friday only. Please call the donation hotline at (916) 447-2234 to determine what materials are accepted. Due to the high volume of retail activity on Saturdays the volunteers and staff are not able to accept donations on Saturdays.

Days/Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Contact Information

8351 Umbria Avenue, Building 5
Sacramento, California 95828-0956
County: Sacramento
(916) 440-1215
Fax: (916) 440-1218

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Last updated: January 12, 2010
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