Shop. Donate. Volunteer.
The ReStores sell both new and gently used remodel and home improvement materials that have been donated to Habitat for Humanity. Inventory includes paint supplies, lighting, tile, doors, windows, appliances, furniture, kitchen and bath cabinets, sinks, toilets and more. Since we receive new donations every day, there is never a set inventory — It’s a whole new store with each donation!
27479 Enterprise Circle West
Temecula, CA 92591
570-I Central Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
The History of the ReStore
The concept of the ReStores originally developed at the Habitat for Humanity affiliate level on the East Coast and was gradually picked up by affiliates all over the country.
When the housing crisis hit Southwest Riverside County, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley needed to create new fundraising revenue streams to support all of the community programs and building we had created.
When we first opened our Temecula location, we only had enough stock to fill a third of our building. But we continued to seek donations and generate partnerships with retailers to build up our stock. We opened our Lake Elsinore 15 months after we opened Temecula to give our shoppers more access to goods they need.
The success of the ReStore and what it does for our organization can be attributed to the fact that it is consistent with our mission of improving living conditions for those in our community. Our ReStores have helped divert more than 2,600 tons of trash from local landfills. And the money raised from sales in the ReStores goes directly into the programming we offer to the community.
The ReStores have many other benefits as well, it has become a training ground for volunteers that are unemployed or displaced in their careers and gives them an opportunity to learn in a retail and merchandizing environment. There are three groups of disabled individuals that come to volunteer at the ReStores as part of a training program. We also provide education through our free Healthy Homes Workshops and partnerships with some of our vendors.
The ReStores have been an invaluable asset to Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, allowing us to help the community with our affordable merchandise as well as funding our community programs. All consistent with our motto: "We give a hand up, not a hand out."
WHAT DOES THE RESTORE SELL?
The ReStore sells both new and gently used remodel and home improvement materials that have been donated to Habitat for Humanity. Inventory includes paint supplies, lighting, tile, doors, windows, appliances, furniture, kitchen and bath cabinets, sinks, toilets and more. Since we receive new donations every day, there is never a set inventory — It’s a whole new store with each donation!
HOW DO I DONATE?
Donations can be dropped off at both stores Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-4:30 pm or call us at 951-676-1221 to schedule a pick up.
WHAT DONATIONS CAN THE RESTORE ACCEPT?
We CANNOT accept: used carpet, chemicals, clothing, mattresses, bedding, unframed mirrors, toys, etc.
We CAN accept: appliances, baseboards, bathtubs, books, cabinetry, ceiling fans, chandeliers, countertops, cleaning products, doors, faucets, flooring, furniture, general hardware, lawn & garden items, lumber, plumbing hardware, rock veneers, shutters, sporting equipment, televisions, toilets, tools, wallpaper, windows & coverings, etc. Contact the store for more details.
WHY DONATE TO THE RESTORE?
- Proceeds from the ReStore help us build affordable homes for qualified families in the Inland Valley.
- Your donations may be tax-deductible.
- Useful materials are recycled to help the environment.
- Materials are kept out of landfills and put to use by those who need them.
- Helps our community by providing affordable building materials, enabling more people to repair and remodel their homes and businesses.
- Supports Habitat for Humanity’s objectives of building safe, affordable, energy efficient houses for low-income families, and the revitalization of neighborhoods.
HOW CAN I HELP THE RESTORE?
There are essentially three ways you can help the ReStore:
1. Make your home improvement purchases at the ReStore and to tell your friends about us!
2. Spread the word that about our stores and help us receive donations of good quality materials.
3. Volunteer to help with stocking shelves, picking up donations, and general store upkeep.
WHO CAN SHOP AT THE RESTORE?
The ReStore is open to the general public including homeowners, interior designers, contractors, and property managers.