We took a minute to ask some of our ReStore Core Volunteers how they felt about returning following months of quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With all changes, there also come opportunities. And we're excited to share with you some of the new things you can find at our ReStores.
Spring cleaning can improve stress, bring joy, and allow you to give back.
“I feel like I am making a difference because I get to help my fellow teammates, and Habitat has become a community to me.”
Did you know that the Habitat Metro Denver ReStores help recycle more than 90 tons of materials per week?
Do you have gently used furniture, tools, appliances or other home improvement items that you’re looking to get rid of?
“I witness the true reflection of the community’s generosity while working at the Habitat ReStores."
“Volunteering can bring you satisfaction and a chance to learn new skills. I highly recommend it!”
“In 2011, Habitat for Humanity took a chance on me. I have been allowed the time to develop as an employee, a manager, and a person while working at Habitat.”
Bill regularly volunteers at the Littleton ReStore and has a deep connection to Habitat's mission.
Ed is a Core Volunteer who began volunteering with us in May 2018 at the Littleton ReStore and enjoys spending time both in the store, as well as helping the Volunteer team with recruitment.
Learn the secrets of furniture DIY and upcycling from ReStore fans and Bentwoods Studios experts with a cute piano bench project.
“The best thing about my volunteer experience at Habitat was the friendships I made.”
Find out how Institution Recycling Network (IRN) partnered with us to provide valuable furniture donations to our offices and stores.
Don't toss it out, donate it!
Long-time ReStore staff member (and shopper!), Alice Goble, our resident upcycling expert, shares some of her secrets on how to select items to upcycle and what her process is to refurbish them. Here she creates a bright and bold bench from battered metal scrap.
Watch an old 1940s leather topped end tables being upstyled by BentWoods Studio including a decoupage papered treatment with beaded trim on the table top!
Find out how Carpet Exchange helps Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver build homes and hope through their generous donations of flooring and surplus materials.
Nadine Eschmann is a regular shopper at the Habitat ReStores and a professional upcycler. Learn how she transforms a boring old chair into something fabulous!
Learn how to upstyle an old dresser into a beautiful modern masterpiece!
To DIYers and upcycling enthusiasts, places like the Habitat ReStores are full of potential treasures. With some creativity and a little work, you can take used furniture items and turn them into something stylish, eclectic and new!
Become a pro at spotting quality used furniture! Six handy tips to keep in mind next time a piece of furniture catches your eye at your nearest Habitat ReStore.
We have great metro Denver ReStore locations (Denver, Littleton, Wheat Ridge are Aurora). But before you set out on an expedition to your closest ReStore, you should learn a little more about which stores are likely to have what you're looking for.
If you manage a business that is updating furniture, lighting, appliances or décor, consider donating those items to secondhand stores like The Habitat ReStores. Your business, the environment, and your community will thank you!
"We built our house around the windows we found at the ReStore."
Bill is a long-time volunteer at the Denver ReStore and a key member of the metals recycling team.