The new Restore Groundbreaking Ceremony is on April 28th, 2016 at noon at 1730 Bassett Drive.
There are two ways to make monetary donations:
1. Click on the button below to donate securely online.
2. Send your donation to our office at:
Mankato, MN 56001
History of ReStore
In 2007, Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota opened the doors of the ReStore inan effort to sell donated home improvement materials to the public as a fundraising program. At the time of construction no one could predict the ReStore’s massive success and project the level of community need for this one-of-a-kind store. The 2007 Building was constructed based on a conservative budget, and in just five short years, the ReStore has outgrown its space. The current building space is 7,680 square feet and is bursting at the seams with donated materials from the community. To date, the revenue from the Restore builds one Habitat Home a year, and has diverted over 850 tons of waste from our local landfill. Just imagine what Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN could accomplish with more space?
Goals for the Restore Capital Campaign
The current goal of Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota is to construct a 16,000 square foot facility to house the ReStore, offices and home construction warehouse. 100% of the funds raised in the ReStore Expansion Capital Campaign will go toward financing the construction of the new facility.
- Short-Term Objectives:
- increase floor space of our HFHSCMN ReStore
- enhance our capacity to accept donated materials
- divert reusable building materials from area landfills
- Long-Term Objectives:
- to hold the ability for ReStore sales to exclusively fund at least two Habitat homes per year
Expansion Project Status
We currently have 1.8 acres of land reserved on Bassett Dr. for the new location of the ReStore. After the architectural blueprint building design is completed, the Habitat staff and Board of Directors will engage in a multi-faceted attempt to raise the necessary funds for the ReStore Capital Campaign Expansion Project. The fundraising approach will include grant requests (both locally and broader sources), a capital fundraising drive, a commitment of ReStore proceeds and soliciting in-kind donations of services. It is Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota’s deepest hope to raise funds for the ReStore Capital Campaign Expansion Project from new sources, which will enable us to continue to build homes for working, low-income families in need.
Recycle, Rebuild, and ReStore
Since its Grand Opeining in 2007, the ReStore has generated over $1,100,000 in net sales and diverted over 850 tons of building materials from area landfills.
The ReStore demonstrates positive sales growth in revenue and has currently outgrown its space. The crammed building is limiting future growth and the potential to build more Habitat homes. Repeatedly, the ReStore is forced to store sales merchandise in off-site locations and not the sales floor, which impedes revenue growth by keeping merchandise from the ReStore sales floor, and adding labor and storage costs.
The ReStore’s Community Benefits
- The ReStore is a unique opportunity offering everyone involved a “win” by participating.
- ReStore donations are tax deductible
- Rather than paying the cost to dispose reusable items, donors receive a tax benefit
- In our attempt to help preserve the environment, the ReStore diverted over 850 tons of materials from local landfills in five years
- Affordable materials:
- Materials at the ReStore are sold at 25-50% off regular retail value
- The affordable ReStore products are available to the public
- Affordable housing:
- Since 2007, the ReStore’s revenue funds the build of one Habitat home a year, and shows the potential to finance more
- The ReStore gives the community a positive first impression of Habitat by generating new contractor partnerships and enticing more donors to contribute to the HFHSCMN mission of eliminating poverty housing from our local community