How your company’s unused furniture and materials can benefit Habitat
Habitat for Humanity builds houses and provides housing assistance to low-income households in the United States and abroad. It is an international nonprofit organization with regional locations focused on specific communities placed all over the world.
To support our global mission, Habitat Restores were created as physical home and hardware stores that sell used and refurbished items to the general public. The proceeds from sales go back into Habitat for Humanity projects. ReStores are located all over the world, including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – including several local locations here in Dallas.
Can my company donate their unused furniture and materials to Habitat ReStores?
ReStores collect and distribute donated furniture, appliances, rugs, paint, and other materials that can be resold to raise money for housing projects. The program eliminates the need to purchase new items which would then be abandoned or sit in a storage facility indefinitely. This reduces waste and decreases environmental impact by diverting used items from landfills.
Types of items that can be donated to ReStore
A lot of items can be donated to ReStores, here are a few:
- Tool and equipment
- Unused building materials
- Home decorating supplies
- And more!
You, and your company, can also donate money and volunteer time to Habitat for Humanity ReStores as long as it complies with all of its guidelines and policies. If you have any questions about what can be donated, contact your nearest ReStore.
How can I donate my company’s unused items to ReStore?
ReStores team will pick up corporate donations from you, for free.
Whether your office is relocating or upgrading, collaborating with Habitat for Humanity is a great way to donate your gently used equipment, furniture, or surplus inventory into homes for needy families in the area.
Your business can save moving and disposal expenses, time, and tax dollars, as organizing a ReStore product-drop off or pick-up with ReStore is easy. If you’re arranging a pick-up from your worksite, the team will come and collect your donation for free during business hours. If you’d rather drop off the items, you can do so during business hours at any ReStore.
The Benefits of Donating Office Furnishings to ReStore
By donating office furnishings to a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you’re not only helping families in need, but also reducing waste and saving money. Not only that, but by working with Habitat for Humanity you can make sure your donated items are given the proper care and attention as they enter the store system – from being assessed for damage or wear to being properly stored until they’re ready to be donated again.
Donating also empowers upcycling, which combines an ecological responsibility as it eliminates waste from society; destroying resources (our natural resource economy). It reduces landfill reports for us all both morally and physically.
Contact your closest ReStore
Contact your nearest Habitat ReStore and ask about donating your company’s unused items. You can also contact Habitat online to find out more information or to get started on making a donation.