The new Southern Adirondack ReStore of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties opened to the general public with a ribbon cutting on October 2nd.
The ReStore, at 1373 Route 9 in Moreau, is the first in the area.
Sustained largely by a team of volunteers, Southern Adirondack ReStore is the Habitat for Humanity-style thrift shop, selling new and lightly used home furnishings, decorative accessories, lighting, appliances, building materials and more.
Donations made by area businesses, decorators, contractors and residents, support the ReStore. Donations go to the store and are tagged for sale. Proceeds of each sale go to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties and its efforts to build and maintain affordable homes.
Through ReStore, Habitat is able to provide affordable home improvement items and furniture to local families, while also diverting usable materials from local landfills each year.
The store is nearly 7,000 square feet.
“Thanks to the overwhelming support of the members of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, we’ve been able to develop the affiliate to provide even more services to the community. While providing the means to recycle unneeded furniture and home goods, the ReStore will provide revenue to fund more home builds, as well as stimulating commerce in the area”, said Tammy DiCara, president of the affiliate.
ReStore does not take donations of clothing but other household items, building materials, lighting and appliances are welcomed. Those who wish to donate items may call 518-793-7484 to inquire about scheduling a pick-up or may drop off items to the ReStore during operating hours Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment.
All donations to the ReStore are tax deductible.
Charlie Burd, ReStore manager, said the store “will power our build-and-development mission throughout our entire service region. Key to our success are the many volunteers and donors that work and provide goods and services to ReStore, allowing us to minimize costs, maximize sales and drive more dollars back into community development and enrichment.”
According to Habitat for Humanity, last year alone its ReStores raised more than $122 million for homebuilding, while diverting more than 120,000 tons of reusable material from landfills.
ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. To learn more about shopping, donating or volunteering, visit glensfallshabitat.org/Restore or call 518-794-7484.