ReStore raises awareness of its work at annual ReStoreFest

The ReStore celebrated its accomplishments with the community Saturday morning at its fourth annual ReStoreFest.

They partied with hourly drawings, free gifts, coupons and more.

ReStoreFest is a celebration of the ReStore’s accomplishments, and it is a chance to educate the public on the work that they are doing and to get people involved with the Habitat for Humanity mission.

"The ReStore takes in usable items from donors, and it comes from individual donors, as well as businesses," said ReStore Manager Abigail Davis. "So the first thing that we do is we help keep things out of the waste stream. We’ve already kept over 900 tons of usable material out of the waste streams since August of 2014."

The ReStore then makes those items affordable for people in the area. They can purchase items to repair or upgrade their homes for 50% to 70% of of retail prices.

Then revenue from that goes to Habitat for Humanity, and stays in Rochester and surrounding areas.

Revenue from the sales is used advocacy for affordable housing, building homes, and helping with repairs for Aging in Place, a program aimed at helping people stay in their homes as they age. 

The 12,000 square foot home improvement store and donation center is open to the public. 

The store is located at 3034 40th Ave NW in Rochester.

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