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 ...


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


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.


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 ...


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.


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!


Una Mano de Ayuda: A Helping Hand

Guest Post by partner homeowner Esperanza Miramontes:-->  Somos la familia Miramontes y nos gustaría compartir nuestra experencia trabajando en la tienda ReStore de Habitat for Humanity of GreaterLos Angeles.  Contribuyendo nuestro tiempo y apoyo a la tienda Re-Store ha sido muy agradable.  Tuvimos el agrado de compartir y trabajar junto al personal, voluntarios y otras familias como nosotros quienes se encuentran en el proceso de comprar su casa con Habitat. La tienda es un cofre llena de tesoros. No solamente se pueden comprar cosas útiles para la casa, desde ...


Deconstructing with Ed

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting with Ed Begley, Jr., his wife Rachelle and daughter Hayden during the pre-demolition documentation of their Studio City home.Ed has been so generous of his time in support of our affiliate for many years and being included in this project will bring great exposure for us to raise even more awareness for our mission. I love the way they emphasized the importance of our ReStores and wanted to show the donated items being loaded on the truck for our ReStores.Ed, Rachelle, Hayden and the producers were so gracious and we are thrilled to be a part of this show. Ed really believes in what we do here at Habitat and always goes above and beyond to help us in any way he can. Being included in this show with the Begley's is great exposure for our ...


We all love that popular song "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," because it holds a lot of truth this time of year. Home plays an important role during the holiday season. It is where we gather with our loved ones to remember what is important in life - friends, family, love, laughter and a roof over our heads. For this reason, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, so that more hardworking families and individuals can experience the pride and security of homeownership.Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has several ways that you can help build hope, lives and communities for the holidays!You CAN support our annual ReStore holiday food drive. Bring in non-perishable food items to our Gardena and Norwalk locations before 12/21 and ...


Too Much Good Stuff – How to Reuse your Office Furniture

Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Greater Los Angeles are no longer accepting office furniture donations, due to the sheer volume available at this time. With many companies downsizing or going out of business, office furniture donations have become overwhelming and we’ve had to put a cap on the product for now. As soon as we are able to accept them again, we will be sure to announce it here and in our ReStore locations. We are happy to share some great non-profit organizations in the area that would love to receive your office furniture donation. They strive to keep those items from landfills and put them to good use in the community.LA SharesL.A. SHARES is a non-profit materials reuse program, which takes donations from the local business community of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) and redistributes these items FREE-OF-CHARGE ...