Why ReStore?

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By: Elizabeth Bowers, Director of Development and Communications

I am getting ready to move into a house that is twice the size of my apartment.  My new home has more space, quirks, and just a dash of charm.  I am excited about this move, but I am not excited about the orange carpet in the bathroom or the tiny 17 inch wide avocado green oven that cannot fit a cookie sheet.  Fortunately, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Montgomery County is there to help me through my renovations.  In the last few weeks, I have purchased beautiful tile for my bathroom floor and a professional series gas range for the kitchen.  I bought both at 75% off their retail costs.

The Habitat ReStore sells new and used furniture, housewares, appliances, tools and building materials to the public at discounted prices. New items come in daily and there are great sales every week. Every purchase made at the ReStore provides the resources needed to build, rehab and repair homes in Montgomery County. ReStore accepts donations from individuals and businesses.

Montgomery County’s ReStore is located at 533 Foundry Rd. in West Norriton. The store is open Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Check out my Favorite Finds from the ReStore.

Did you know that the profits from items sold at the ReStore are entirely invested in Habitat Montco’s programs?  Your purchase from the ReStore has a direct impact on the lives of the families we serve.  Your purchase provides Habitat partner families with homes, critical home repairs, and financial literacy and life skill training.  Your purchase provides resources to Habitat Montco’s Norristown and Pottstown Neighborhood Revitalization Zones.

Shopping is not the only way for you to impact the lives of families in need.  Donating your items to the ReStore is equally valuable.  Your donations make a difference.  Your donations reduce waste and provide resources for our programs. 

There are 3 easy ways to make a donation to ReStore Montco: 

  1. Drop off donations at our ReStore: Donations are accepted at ReStore Montco Wednesday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, as well as on Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. For a drop off donation please note: Dropping off items when the store is not open is illegal dumping and is subject to a fine. 
  1. Schedule a free pick up over the phone: Call ReStore Montco at 610-631-3149, Wednesday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, as well as on Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Please leave a voicemail if we cannot be reached, and please allow ReStore Montco 3 business days to respond to your inquiry. 
  1. Schedule a free pick up online: Complete and submit this online form. Please allow ReStore Montco 3 business days to respond to your inquiry.

 Thank you for making a difference in the lives of families.  You are building hope and transforming lives.