This Habitat for Humanity ReStore is proudly owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity Seminole Apopka to serve our mission of building homes, communities and hope. At the Habitat ReStore, our staff and volunteers happily accept donations of new and gently used items. We sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain shoppers alike to raise money for our mission of eliminating substandard housing. The Habitat ReStore provides a more affordable avenue for home improvement projects, all while keeping tons of perfectly good items from ending up in the landfill.
HISTORY OF THE HABITAT RESTORE
The Habitat ReStore concept started in 1976 as Habitat affiliates began to receive donations of building materials and household goods that donors thought could be used in Habitat homes. Though the generosity was greatly appreciated, it proved impractical to redesign blueprints to fit the dimension of specific doors, windows and cabinet sets that had been donated. Instead, Habitat affiliates began selling these donated items to the public and using the proceeds to cover costs of homebuilding. Currently, there are nearly 800 Habitat ReStores in the United States. Habitat for Humanity Seminole Apopka was founded in 1991, and our first ReStore opened in 1996.
We’re proud to support a strong community by building homes for families in need and working to eliminate poverty housing from the face of the earth. We’re also proud to support a greener planet by providing an outlet for unwanted items to find a new home too – and you can help!
Each year, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore diverts tons of waste from the landfill, all thanks to generous donations from people just like you. Last fiscal year our two ReStores diverted 923 tons of material from the landfill.
Donors drop off their new and gently used items and walk away with three things: the feeling that they've helped the planet, the joy of knowing they've helped a family in need and, to top it all off, a tax receipt for their donation. It’s a win for everyone involved! Every donation that comes through our door is a promise to our partner families. With help from our donors, volunteers and shoppers, we can promise our families that they can have access to simple, decent, affordable housing in a happier, healthier, greener world.
If you would like to donate to the ReStore, you can drop off items during our business hours or call our donation hotline at 407-215-2000 to schedule a free pick-up.