Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity ReStore Announces Earth Day Grand Re-Opening
The Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 4001 S. Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins, will celebrate Earth Day with a grand reopening. Since 2001, the ReStore has worked to keep high quality furniture, building supplies and household goods out of the landfill, while providing revenue to support Habitat’s construction efforts. Last fall, the ReStore received a grant from Thrivent to renovate the space, including new landscaping, signage, and department layouts.
“The ReStore is critical to Habitat’s mission of creating affordable homeownership opportunities for local families,” said Matthew Morris, ReStore general manager. “I think that both new customers and returning customers will be excited to see the new look and feel of the ReStore knowing that their purchases will continue to do good for our community and our planet.”
The grand reopening events include a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday morning, and a storewide 30% off sale that runs through Saturday. Customers will also get a chance to see the new, pollinator-friendly landscaping designed in partnership with the Fort Collins Audubon Society, and shop hand-curated furniture and home décor items at “The Shed,” a mini-boutique located inside the store.
“The grand reopening celebrates so much more than just a renovation of the space,” said Kristin Candella, Executive Director and CEO of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity. “Increasing the funding capacity of the ReStore means that we can serve more families and build more homes per year. This need is critical, especially in the current housing market.”
Last month, Habitat raised the walls for the first full home sponsored by the ReStore, which will house a family of five.
More information on the ReStore can be found at fortcollinshabitat.org/restore.
About the ReStore:
Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell a constantly changing inventory of diverse, high-quality merchandise to the public at a fraction of the retail price, while diverting reusable household items and building materials from area landfills. Sales of donated items help Habitat for Humanity partner with local families to build safe, decent, and affordable homes in Fort Collins and around the world.
About Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. http://www.fortcollinshabitat.org/. Also find us on Facebook and Twitter.