We were watching DIY (Do It Yourself) network, which we love & there are always great tips, some expected & some unexpected... this was one of those unexpected tips which was both environmentally friendly, budget friendly & best of all for a good cause!! (Habitat for Humanity).
They mentioned if you have a home improvement project coming up to check out a store called: Re-Store. It's run by Habitat for Humanity, here is the blip from their home page:
ReStore resale outlets
ReStores sell new fixtures (like these toilets) as well as gently used furniture, home accessories, appliances and building materials.
Habitat’s ReStore resale outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public
While every ReStore is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances.
ReStores accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.
Promoting reuse and recycling
ReStores provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.
Find a ReStore near you or donate materials
To shop, follow the links below to find a ReStore near you. To donate materials, please contact your local ReStore by following the links below.
The DIY segment didn't include a website, but here it is: http://www.habitat.org/env/restores.aspx?tgs=OS8xMi8yMDEwIDY6MTM6MzAgUE0%3d
What a phenomenal idea & for such a great cause!!
To find a store near you, use the following link (in U.S., they also have a link for Canada):
http://www.habitat.org/cd/env/restore.aspx From there you click on your state.
I thought this was super exciting, especially coming from a totaly DIY nerd!!