Thursday, April 1, 2021
Friday, January 22, 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
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
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
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
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
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...
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 i...
Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for us here at the ReStore! It's the day the store transforms from a work-in-progress to the be...
Tuesdays are the ReStore are much more fast-paced than Mondays. We try to schedule are largest pick-ups on Tuesdays to make sure we have th...