Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores are great alternatives to buying new and expensive items for your home. At the ReStores, you can find new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, and so much more. Instead of being taken to the landfill, ReStore recycles past goods to repurpose for new homes. For example, ReStore locations are a great place for your past electronics, as they recycle e-waste instead of contributing more damage to the environment. Here, you can find anything from beautiful art pieces to spruce up your space to small essentials such as doorknobs and tiles.
Not only do you get to buy essentials for your home at a stellar, discounted price, but by buying from ReStores, you are also supporting Habitat for Humanity—the money goes toward building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Specifically, for the ReStore located in Clovis, workers from the office will make their way around the city to retrieve items from the Clovis Operation Cleanup piles. The Clovis Operation Cleanup is a bulk curbside pickup that is provided at no cost twice per year and is available for all residents in the area. Once they have collected items from these curbsides, they take it back to the ReStore for individuals to buy!
At the ReStores in Madera, Clovis, and Fresno, you’ll be able to find a variety of items, appliances, and essentials for your wonderful home. Stop by one today (socially distanced, of course!).
The ReStore isn’t your typical thrift store, though one might say ReStores are thrift stores for homes! And recently, thrifting has become a popular phenomenon for teenagers and young adults. It’s worth noting that although shopping second-hand is an amazing alternative to actively boycott the fast fashion industry, thrifting as a “hobby” or a “way to pass time” does more harm than one may think. It can impact the situations of low-income communities where thrifting is their only option. For a more detailed look inside the implications of thrifting and what it means for different communities, feel free to read this Medium article by Logan Cross.
With that being said, please shop responsibly and respectfully. Look out for your community and stay safe!