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re·store:  to bring back into existence, use; reestablish.

ReStore:  a retail outlet owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates where  proceeds are used to build homes, community and hope, locally and around the world.

If you’re looking for a great deal on building supplies, home furnishings and appliances, consider shopping at your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  You can pick up a bargain and contribute to a great cause at the same time.

Morris Habitat’s flagship ReStore, located at 274 S. Salem Street in Randolph, New Jersey boasts about 22,000 SF filled with just about everything, including the kitchen sink.

What’s In a ReStore and How Does It Get There?

Cabinetry, counter tops (including granite), tile, flooring, windows and doors, large and small appliances and furniture to fill every room, as well as china, pottery, artwork, mirrors, indoor and outdoor lighting are received through donations by building contractors, retail businesses who are liquidating their stock, lumber yards and estate dealers.

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Who Shops In a ReStore?

Savvy shoppers looking to save large on expensive plumbing supplies, hardware, tools, door knobs, and fixtures of all kinds frequent the ReStore.

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Property owners who are renovating rental properties or affected by storm damage, as well as folks who have found themselves suddenly single or college bound come into the store looking to save big.

Bargain hunters, e-bayers, and home stagers can also find terrific buys at the ReStore.

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How Can I Donate to the ReStore?

The ReStore accepts private donations from individuals who are downsizing or moving.  Morris Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore offers pick up six days a week, and also accepts donations at their facility.

How Does the ReStore Help the Community?

Proceeds from the sales fund three homes per year, and helps keep approximately 700 tons out of landfills each year.

Does the ReStore Accept Electronic Equipment?

The ReStore in Randolph, NJ does not accept electronics such as televisions, stereo equipment, or computers.  However, Green Vision Electronics, a co-tenant in the same building as the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore gladly accepts unwanted or non-functioning electronics, including fax and copy machines, cell phones, and essentially, “anything with a plug.”

Green Vision is run by Tim Butler,  a former teacher of autistic children, who now trains and employs individuals with developmental disabilities to dismantle outdated or broken electronics and recycle the components.

Read more about Green Vision in this Daily Record  feature.

A Date to Remember

The Morris Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will be hosting its annual “Go Green, Save Green Sale & Recyling Event” on October 5, 2013. This will be a great time to visit the ReStore.  You’ll save 25% off all ReStore merchandise and enjoy music, food and displays highlighting the products and services of earth friendly vendors.  And if you have electronic items to donate, Green Vision will be accepting donations at this not to be missed event.

How Do I Find a ReStore Near Me?

Find your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore HERE