Habitat for Humanity ReStores play an important role in helping Habitat build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
With nearly 900 stores in 49 states, chances are you’ve come across a Habitat ReStore. Here in Hillsborough County, we have two great stores open to the public. If you’ve ever wondered how Habitat ReStores support Habitat for Humanity, you’re in the right place.
How Habitat ReStores serve Habitat
Most Habitat ReStores are owned and operated by their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Proceeds generated by the stores are put to work building homes in the local community. Additionally, a small portion of the funds are used to support Habitat homebuilding efforts in developing countries.
When you support your local Habitat ReStore, you help families in your community partner with your local Habitat affiliate and you increase Habitat homebuilding efforts around the world.
Why Habitat ReStores are unique
If you’ve been to more than one Habitat ReStore, you’ve probably noticed that, unlike many home improvement stores, ReStores all look different. The stores have different layouts and stock different items. In fact, if you’ve visited the same store more than once, you’ve probably noticed that the items for sale change from day to day – or even hour to hour.
This individuality is what makes Habitat ReStore unique. Since stores are run by local Habitat affiliates, each one is specifically catered to best serve its local area. There’s no one-size-fits-all mentality here; every Habitat ReStore knows how to best serve their specific community.
How you can help Habitat ReStores
Inventory changes often at Habitat ReStores because much of the merchandise for sale comes from donations. If you have been cleaning out your garage or are looking to replace your gently used furniture, Habitat ReStore may be the place for you to donate the items you are no longer using. For other items you can donate, visit our ReStore Donation page.
After donating at Habitat ReStore, stick around to do a little shopping. Just as your donations provide the items that stores sell, your purchases provide the proceeds that go to build decent homes.
Your Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore
We have two amazing ReStore locations in Hillsborough County! Our East Hillsborough ReStore is located at 3738 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610 and is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm. Our Silvermill ReStore is located at 11236 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33635 and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.