ReStores

11
Oct

Looking to spruce up your home or office with some new flooring? Habitat LA has partnered with Cali Bamboo Flooring for its Green Flooring Initiative, 2014 Green Floor Hand Up. Cali Bamboo Flooring has selected Habitat LA as the beneficiary of its 2014 Green Floor Hand Up initiative to celebrate the launch of their new Rustic line of Fossilized bamboo flooring. For every square foot of the new Rustic line sold in 2014, Cali Bamboo will donate a square foot of sustainable bamboo flooring to our ReStores, which benefits the families we serve in the greater Los Angeles area! We are extremely grateful to Cali Bamboo for their commitment to building affordable and sustainable housing. Cali Bamboo’s Rustic line of Fossilized® bamboo flooring comes in two colors: Beachwood, a fresh whitewash hue, and Barnwood, a deep, dark walnut color, both ...

09
Oct

We are thrilled to congratulate the first two winners in our ReStore KitchenAid Island BBQ Grills Raffle! Earnest and Allene Williams were the first winners from our brand new ReStore in Bellflower! Ron Potts is the most recent winner from our Restore in Gardena! Habitat for Humanity ReStores are located in Bellflower, Gardena and Norwalk, and each store is raffling off seven KitchenAid Island BBQ Grills. Raffle tickets are only $5 each and after only 1,000 tickets are sold we will pull a winner for the next prize. Make sure to visit your nearest ReStore today for your chance to win a brand new grill with a retail value of $2,500! Haven’t been to a ReStore yet? ReStores are home improvement thrift stores that feature new and gently used items for your home, all sold at ...

03
Oct

Posted by Karen Moore, ReStore Materials Acquisitions Manager The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is such a BRILLIANT concept! Our ReStores provide a solution for items that one person may no longer have a use for, but to another person, it’s exactly what they need. Say for example, someone is purchasing a new refrigerator, but their old one is just a few years old and in perfectly good condition. Once donated to the ReStore, the older frig is sold for a fraction of its value to someone else. Everybody Wins! And here’s the icing on this delicious cake!...The money that is made from the sale of that frig and everything else sold at the ReStore, helps us to build and renovate more homes! Actually, about 9 homes per year! It’s my job at the Los Angeles Habitat affiliate to increase the material donations to ...

15
Sep

Come to our Bellflower ReStore grand opening event to get special deals on used home appliances and previously used building materials. All products in our Bellflower California ReStore have been specifically setup to offer you the best furnishings at prices you will find no other place. Come and browse for free, you may get inspiration for your next exciting building project. If you have a large project you need help with, you can get special home deconstruction services that can clear out your old fixtures to make way for your brand new installation.

28
Jul

Posted by guest blogger: Roxana Sanchez Somewhere in the swirl of senior year, a former teacher turned mentor, posted a link on my Facebook wall. The link read: Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Though Bank of America was on my radar, I didn’t know they performed other functions outside of banking. In the Student Leaders Program, Bank of America sponsors students who are involved in their communities, to work an 8-week paid internship at a local non-profit. Also as part of the internship, Student Leaders are required to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for a week-long leadership summit. So in January 2014, I submitted my application and continued on with my life. Months after, when I least expected, I got an email from Bank of America congratulating me. A few days later I was informed of ...

25
Jul

We are so thrilled to partner with Southern California Edison to build homes and this week they took their support to a new level by donating more than 200 framed pieces of art to our Los Angeles ReStores. The artwork is available for purchase in our local ReStores in Gardena and Norwalk.  Thank you SCE for your generous support! Visit us for Restore hours and learn how you can donate furniture and other items to be put back into homes in the local Southern California community. Related Posts: New ReStore Blog Showcases Treasures and DIY Projects

12
Jun

We are thrilled to share this video produced by Now You Know about our ReStores. This was filmed at our Norwalk ReStore, however we have another location in Gardena and we will be opening our third location in Bellflower this summer. Find out more info about our ReStore used material operations. Related Posts: Don't Dump It, Donate It & Deduct It Discovering Hidden Treasures at ReStores Deconstructing with Ed Begley, Jr.

14
Nov

Don’t Dump It. Donate It & Deduct It.

Blog Posted by Karen Moore, ReStore Materials Acquisitions ManagerThe holiday season is upon us and you tell yourself “This year will be different”… you promise yourself that this year the holidays will be less hectic, you will have all of the shopping and the baking done early, and you will have it all together complete with a perfectly decorated house and plenty of time to relax with family and friends.  This holiday season will be stress-free. Then it hits you that when the dust settles from the holidays, 2013 will be over and you have tax season to look forward to. YIKES!  “I really could have used more tax deductions this year,” you think to yourself.  But, how could ...

03
Oct

Discovering Hidden Treasures at our ReStores…

Two Friends Share Their Story of Finding a Diamond in the Rough in our own ReStores! My friend Chet loves to scour the Habitat ReStore for diamonds in the rough. When he finds things he thinks I’d like he takes a photo and sends it to me, I can then say yea or nay on the spot. I recently bought a new home and it needs lots of things: furniture, light fixtures, cabinets, you name it. I was thrilled the other day when I got some emails from Chet who was out shopping again and found three chandelier possibilities. He suggested that with some paint it would look great in my new house. I chose the one I liked best, he bought it, took it home and painted it and delivered it to my door. Now that is a great friend.

11
Nov

ReStore Military Discount

In honor of Veterans Day, our ReStores in Gardena and Norwalk will be offering a 20% discount to active and retired military now through November 19th! Thank you to all veterans and active military for your service!