Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — We would like to welcome the public to join us for the Grand Opening celebration of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This event will take place Friday April 21st and Saturday April 22nd running from 10 AM – 6 PM both days. The event will include food, refreshments, and a chance to spin the wheel of discount with every purchase.

The Grand Opening celebrates the end of the Capital Campaign for the new ReStore. The campaign started back in 2012 with a goal to raise $2,000,000. As of April 2017, the campaign has raised 1.7 million dollars. The ReStore first opened in June 2011 and has since outgrown the original space. The new ReStore has double the square feet of the old building, has a larger sales floor, covered donation drop-off area, and a loading dock to make it more convenient for donors.

The new ReStore provides benefits for Habitat for Humanity, the South Central Minnesota community, and the surrounding environment in an all-around “win-win” format. Instead of playing for the disposal for usable items, donors can receive a tax deduction for donations. These donations are resold at 25-50% of regular retail prices making them affordable in these trying times. Funding from the expanded ReStore will allow two additional homes to be built in the South Central area each year. Current proceeds from the ReStore contribute to one home built each year from ReStore sales.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has diverted approximately 850 tons of material from area landfills since their opening in June of 2007, and continues to push forward in 2017. The ReStore would like to share their success with the community, local businesses, and Habitat sponsors with its Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremony and thank the many volunteers and community members who have made this dream a reality.

To learn more about the ReStore, visit www.habitatrestoremankato.org or visit the ReStore at 1730 Bassett Drive in Mankato. The ReStore is open to the public Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

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