the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a ground-breaker – figuratively and literally. as one of the first social enterprises – it’s a retail store that accepts donations of new and used goods, sells them to the general public, and uses profit to support affordable home ownership – it led the way in the trend of using business to address social problems. literally, it breaks ground for homes that change people’s lives.
NL had run ReStores at a couple of locations in earlier years, including an 8-year run on Logy Bay Road. in 2019, the Restore moved to Kenmount Road, across from Kelsey Drive. with more space to house the many donations, it remains a lively and cheerful spot with volunteers, staff, and customers bringing in, preparing for sale, and checking out. a team of ReStore volunteers – usually clad in green shirts - complement the staff, and there are all kinds of ways to help, from preparing goods for sale, to stocking the floor, being on the cash.
goods in good condition and functioning order can be dropped to the store from 9:30 - 5:30 Tuesday to Saturday, or you can book online or call the store to arrange a pick-up. the ReStore crew will come by in the houses in and around St. John’s to pick it up. donate, volunteer, shop – there’s something at the ReStore for everyone!