Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Habitat for Humanity Easter Egg Hunt

We are so excited to have our first ever egg hunt here in the ReStore! We had planned to have one last year, but with the Covid-19 shut down, that didn't get to happen. We hope all of you will join us tomorrow, April 2nd, to shop and hunt for one of our 24 special eggs. There will only be two dozen eggs hidden, and once they are found, no more will be put out. So, make sure you're here early! 

If you happen to find one of the green or blue eggs, hold on to it until you get to the register. Don't peek! If the seal is broken, your egg will be voided and you will not get the prize inside. Please remember that this is just for fun and to be kind to other egg hunters! If all goes well, we hope to do an annual egg hunt in the store! 

Also, we will be closed Saturday, April 3rd to give our staff and volunteers extra time with their families during the holiday!

We hope you all have a blessed Easter!

-Emily, Store Manager.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Looking Forward to 2021!


Thank you all so much for all the love and support you gave throughout 2020! During such a wild year, you all were such a shining light for us! Thanks to all of you, we were able to see a new homeowner receive the keys to her Habitat home! We were also able to do some much-needed repairs on homes for five different families in our community.

Our first sale week of 2021 was the biggest week we have ever had in the five years we’ve been open! That was such a fantastic start to our year, and with your help, we know we will be able to see more homeowners join our community and do more repairs to help those in need who are already here!

Without you all and your support, we would not be able to do what we do! We ask that you keep us in mind when you are ready to give donations! Whether you are down-sizing, redecorating, or moving, we will be here and ready to rehome all your gently used items!


-Emily Godwin, Store Manager.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Secondhand Christmas shopping!


Why should you buy secondhand items this Christmas? There are several reasons!

Vintage items have made a huge comeback over the years! Why buy a reproduction at a large store when you could go to your local restores and buy the original at a great price! One of the things we work hard to do here at the ReStore is research. If an item has a marking on it or any kind of identifier, we go online and use multiple different websites to see what our items go for online, and we take a considerable discount off whatever we find it going for.

We do our very best to make sure you’re getting the best price for vintage and antique things that you can’t find anywhere else! This year a lot of Christmas budgets are a lot lower than previous years because of Covid-19. You don’t have to worry about blowing your budget with us!

Have you ever worried that you’re going to give the same gift to a friend or loved one as someone else? Shopping with us almost guarantees your gift will be unique! Whether you’re looking for something trendy, vintage, quirky, or outright odd, we have you covered!


Make sure to make us and your other local resale shops on your list of places to stop this holiday!


-Emily Godwin, Store Manager.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

 This time of year, we always reflect on what wonderful blessings our ministry has received throughout the year. We can not thank our community enough for all the happiness they bring to us and their neighbors. Because of our donors, patrons, and volunteers we were able to see a new homeowner move into her very own Habitat home. This year has been hard for a lot of people, but seeing Ms. Joy receiving her keys helped brighten 2020 tremendously for all of us.

One of my absolute favorite things about being a part of the Habitat family is watching someone in our community find something in our ReStore that they've been searching for or something they didn't know that they even needed but are thrilled to have. Your donations help brighten so many lives every week. 

We are so thankful for each and every person who enters our doors. Whether you're here to shop, donate, or volunteer, we are always so happy to see you all. You guys and our homeowners remind us why we do what we do. Your joy and happiness and kindness is what keeps us going, and for that we will always be thankful.

May God bless you all, and we hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving!

- Emily Godwin, Store Manager.

Monday, October 26, 2020

We’re looking for volunteers!

Our volunteers are so special to us and to this organization. Habitat for Humanity is volunteer driven and without our fantastic volunteers, our mission wouldn’t be possible. Because of our volunteers, we have been able to build 51 homes, and 10 critical home repairs! We are able to bless so many in our community because of generous hearts and helping hands!  

Something I hear a lot is - “I’d love to volunteer, but I don’t know how to build houses” and “I’m just afraid I wouldn’t be useful in the store.” Everyone is useful in the ReStore! There are so many different tasks that are all equally important to keep our store up and running. We need people to help take in donations when they come in, to clean and organize the merchandise, help put priced items on the floor, assist with writing tickets for shoppers and pointing them toward the items they’re looking for.

We love our volunteers like family and every day they’re here is a great day. If you want to join our Habitat family, please give us a call at (662) 329-2501!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Meet Donation Ambassador Emily!

 Hello, everyone! 

My name is Emily Ferguson. I began working with the Habitat ReStore as a Donation Ambassador in July, and I have enjoyed it so much! As you may have noticed, we have two Emilys who work here. Ms. Joy even started calling me Emily 2, and our wonderful store manager Emily 1 haha. Either way, we both look up and are ready to help any time someone says Emily. 

As a Donation Ambassador, I am grateful to able to meet so many of our donors along with our customers. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, I accompany Kalib or Matthew on pick-ups for the donations that won't fit in standard vehicles. We are blessed to have our box truck, which helps us to retrieve the donations that people want to give us but cannot drop off themselves, such as couches, cabinets, and tables, just to name a few. By going out to the donors homes, I feel like we are able to further connect with the people who keep this store thriving. Each donation counts and helps so much toward the building of our Habitat homes, and I love being able to personally thank each donor for their contributions. 

For anyone interested,  we are available to pick up those larger donations every Monday -Wednesday 9am-3pm. Just give us a call to schedule your time, and we will be more than happy to come pick it up. We appreciate all the support our community gives, both through donations and through shopping. We look forward to serving you, and I look forward to meeting more of our Habitat family! 

God bless you!  

Emily F., ReStore Donation Ambassador

Friday, September 11, 2020

Joy's Happy-tat!

We were so happy to give Ms. Joy the keys to her brand new Habitat home on September 10th! She was very rightly named because whenever she is around, joy fills the room, and Thursday afternoon was no exception. To see the sheer happiness on her face as she went into her home for the first time is something everyone there will remember and cherish forever. 

We cannot thank everyone who helped make this possible enough, but we will surely try! We would like to give a special thanks to -

Tony Dunser from True Grit who painted the beautiful red doors and the trim
Savage Tree Service
Mike Williams who did the electrical work
Baldwin Sand and Gravel
Brandon Dozier and Curt Schumacher for helping removing the large tree in the backyard
Lighting Unlimited 
Grass Pro Plus for doing the landscaping
Shane Glasgow
Parker Drywall
Paint Magic
Rock Bottom Furniture 

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked countless weekends at the job site, our Board Members, ReStore Volunteers and staff, and of course thank you to our fabulous donors and shoppers! You all are the reason this ministry can help provide affordable housing to our homeowners!

Ms. Joy's home will always hold a very special place with me because it was the first home built with me as the new Store Manager, and Joy has become a very dear friend to everyone in the store. It is a great honor to be a part of something that is bettering the lives of others in our community.

God bless you all.

-Emily Godwin, ReStore Manager

The Habitat for Humanity Easter Egg Hunt

We are so excited to have our first ever egg hunt here in the ReStore! We had planned to have one last year, but with the Covid-19 shut down...