What is the ReStore?
Located at 640 S. Arizona St, our ReStore is an amazing store, open to the public, that accepts donations of new or slightly used building materials and home repair goods to resell them at huge discounts. All of the proceeds collected from the store go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana to help them to continue providing affordable housing to our community. Not only does the ReStore allow the community access to affordable building materials at a time where costs are extremely high, it also supports an amazing entity in Habitat for Humanity! So, the question becomes how can you help? There are three important ways that you can make a difference through the ReStore: volunteer at the ReStore, shop at the ReStore, and donate new or slightly used goods to the ReStore.
What is the Store Always Looking for?
There are a few goods that the store is always looking for because they are our top sellers and we can’t have enough of them. Most importantly is PAINT! It doesn’t matter the color of the paint or how much is left in the can, only that another person would be able to use it. Cabinets are another product that we always have a need for, preferably in complete sets. However, individual cabinets are always good as well. Solid exterior doors are another big seller for the store. We have a large selection of doors, but solid exterior doors are the ones that always go first. The store also loves to receive working appliances in good/great condition. Refrigerators and ranges are the two that we tend to move very quickly and love to see come in as donations.
What won’t the Store Take?
Most importantly all donations should be in working order with no missing hardware or broken parts, deep scratches, chips or cracks. We will be reselling these goods to the community and do not have the necessary time or staff power to make major repairs to donated products. Also, the store will not accept unframed glass or mirrors, water heaters, furnaces, heat pumps, plumbing fixtures that are not EPA compliant, clothes, used mattresses or box springs, cloth furniture, or ammunition/weapons. It is important to state that ReStore staff always have the right to refuse any donation, even if the donation appears to fit our donation criteria. The needs of the store are always changing and therefore our accepted donations are as well.
Donate to the ReStore
To schedule a donation drop-off you can call the store at (406)565-9382, this is preferred to make sure that your donation fits our criteria before you get to the store. It is also possible to simply visit the store at 640 S Arizona St. during business hours. The store is open Wed. – Fri. from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sat from 8 AM – 2 PM. Our ReStore staff are happy to provide a donation receipt for tax purposes following any qualifying donation. You can also sign-up to volunteer at the ReStore by filling out our individual volunteer sign-up form. Be sure to like the ReStore on Facebook to stay up to date on store events and sales. Thank you for reading and continuing to support Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana!