The ReStore is owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan. The ReStore exists to generate revenue to build affordable homes for Habitat families.
In 1991, the very first Habitat ReStore in the world opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1999, the ReStore has been supporting Habitat’s mission.
The ReStore accepts donations of gently used items for resale or recycling, including building materials, interior finishes, furniture, appliances and electronics. Donations to the ReStore divert waste from the landfill. By pricing and selling donated items competitively in the second-hand market, they financially support Habitat’s affordable homeownership program.
Donating to or shopping at the ReStore is an affordable and environmentally responsible alternative to other hardware stores for do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals.
The ReStore offers a donation pick up program. At no charge, they will pick up gently used items for resale or recycling, including building materials, interior finishes, furniture, appliances and electronics, as well as leftover materials that are still usable (appliances, cabinetry, new & unused flooring, lumber, siding, etc). In return you will save on landfill fees and get a tax receipt for the resale value of your donated items.
The ReStore exists to generate revenue to help build homes for more families. By pricing and selling donated items competitively in the second-hand market, they can work towards their goal of raising as much money as possible for their affordable homeownership program.
When you donate items to ReStore, you’re helping Habitat for Humanity achieve its mission to build safe, decent homes for working, low-income families through our unique affordable home ownership program. You’re also helping the environment by recycling perfectly re-usable home renovation and construction materials and providing them with a second home, reducing your environmental footprint!
Did you know that annually the ReStore diverts 900 tonnes of waste from the landfill?
The ReStore exists to generate funds to support Habitat. Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone should have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.
To better meet the need for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity is currently building 62 townhouses. Once completed, this community which we call Haultain Crossing, will be home to approximately 250 people including over 150 children.
Families that have qualified for the Habitat Homeownership Program contribute 500 volunteer hours to the community and attend classes on topics such as mortgages, taxes, and home insurance. Families buy their homes at fair market value with an interest-free mortgage through Habitat set at 25% of their income. Habitat reinvests their payments into The Fund for Humanity, which is used to build more homes.
Families build equity through homeownership and can finally take control of their financial stories. In developing financial stability, many families sell their homes back to Habitat and transition to a market mortgage.
They hope to see many RRHBA members at the ReStore. If you come by the store, please introduce yourself! They look forward to meeting others in Regina’s dynamic home building community.