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ReStoring Hope

Apr 18, 2016

One of the most unique aspects of Habitat for Humanity is that its funds can be recycled. As partners pay the mortgage on their homes, those payments can help to build other homes. In order to maximize the potential of Habitat for Humanity’s influence, however, there are a variety of other ways to bring in funding. The next step for Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County is to establish a ReStore, which will not only provide opportunities to build more homes, but also opportunities for more volunteers to get involved.

A ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center where people can get a wide range of furniture, appliances, and other housing supplies for significantly less than the retail price. All profits go into funding Habitat for Humanity’s needs. Customers can get new and gently used items for fair prices, and they can be sure their money will go to serve others in the community and across the country.

Customers can get new and gently used items for fair prices, and they can be sure their money will go to serve others in the community and across the country.

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Establishing a ReStore also gives members of the community a greater chance to serve Habitat for Humanity through volunteer work. People who are not equipped to help with building a house can find a place working at ReStore. There are opportunities for people to work on sorting donations or manning cash registers. Habitat for Humanity wants to see the members of a community come together to be part of a team effort to restore hope to people who need it. To do this, they need all types of volunteers. When a ReStore is up and running in Kosciusko County, Habitat for Humanity will be able to welcome even more volunteers. Ultimately, this will also lead to more homes in the community and more lives being changed.