The LGBT friendly store, located at 3763 Forest Park Avenue, will offer 50-percent off all donated products, and 25-percent off all purchased products on Saturday, June 11. The 100th and 200th customers will receive $100 gift certificates. There will be raffles for Cardinals’ tickets; food and fun; and of course, birthday cake!
The ReStore provides financial support for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis by selling building supplies and home remodeling materials to the general public. The ReStore also facilitates reuse and waste reduction by accepting donations of reusable but no longer wanted materials. (In 2010, the ReStore diverted over 5,000 tons of building materials and other recyclables from donations, deconstructions, and recycling efforts!) These items are sold in the ReStore at discounted prices to the public, offering a lower-cost alternative to a traditional hardware store.
The ReStore resells new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies. The majority of inventory has been donated; however, the ReStore also offers select purchased items. General store departments are: doors, windows, lighting and electrical, plumbing, lawn and garden, roofing, lumber, tools, hardware, tile and flooring, cabinets, appliances, and masonry.
The ReStore offers a Deconstruction Service for homeowners and businesses planning a major remodel or demolition. A team of staff and volunteers works to remove reusable materials from homes, from appliances and plumbing fixtures to copper pipe and hardwood flooring. The homeowner receives a donation receipt for all of the materials removed, and these items are then sold in the ReStore or recycled. This program diverts tons of materials from the landfill, saves money on waste removal and demolition costs, and helps raise money for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
The ReStore is the exclusive seller of recycled paint in Missouri. This interior/exterior paint is made by Amazon Environmental, Inc. and is available in 12 pre-mixed, flat-finish colors. High-quality waste paint is remanufactured to produce this new product which has over 90% recycled content. Amazon Select® recycled content paint is comparable in quality to virgin paint sold by national manufacturers and carries both the Green Seal and Master Painters Institute stamp of approval.
Annual events include a Spring Cleaning Sale in March; a World Habitat Day Sale in October and a Customer Appreciation Sale in December. The ReStore holds classes and workshops throughout the year on repurposing garden products such as rain barrels, compost tumblers, and cold frames.