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Jun. 26, 2015 12:55 pm

Point Breeze is the New Home for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

Nonprofit home improvement store and donation center raises funds to support Habitat’s mission to build and repair homes

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ReStore’s Kensington location is no more– a larger location for the nonprofit home improvement store has settled in Point Breeze. ReStore is a major source of funding for Habitat for Humanity, supporting work in affordable housing, helping low-income families in need of housing, and a home repair program. By moving into the growing neighborhood, ReStore hopes to help stimulate economic activity in Point Breeze in addition to supporting Habitat’s mission focus.

The new 17,000-square-foot facility on Washington Avenue will be celebrated on June 26 and 27, featuring a ribbon-cutting, music, food trucks, activities for kids, special sales, and more.

“ReStore is an incredible win for our donors, customers, and the families of Habitat,” said Frank Monaghan, Habitat’s Executive Director. “And since all ReStore proceeds from sales of donated goods help Habitat Philadelphia build and repair more homes, many of these materials are recycled and don’t end up in the waste stream.”

Funded by the Otto Haas Charitable Trust, the Haines Family Foundation and a catalyst grant from The Barra Foundation, the ReStore has created eight full-time jobs and three part-time positions. The facility also relies on the support of volunteers and offers more than 2,000 volunteer opportunities annually. In its first year, Habitat anticipates that the ReStore will gross $750,000. By the third year, the projected gross earnings should climb to $1,000,000. This makes ReStore Philadelphia one of the fastest growing of Habitat International’s ReStores in the country.

Image via ReStore/Habitat for Humanity

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