The Lawrence Habitat ReStore is one of
5 Habitat ReStores in Kansas.
Working in partnership with Lawrence
Habitat for Humanity, the Habitat ReStore retail operation provides a
valuable source of cash flow to our construction program through the
sale of donated building materials.
Our goals are to:
- Generate cash flow to support Habitat's home building
- Keep valuable materials out of local area landfills
- Provide the community with a source of low cost building
- Provide an opportunity to volunteer at Habitat ReStore
Here's how it works:
- Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of new and
saleable, used building materials such as cabinets, lighting and
plumbing fixtures, doors, lumber, flooring, and windows.
- Some materials will be used to build Habitat houses. The
rest will be sold to the public at 40-75% off the retail price.
- There are over 500 Habitat ReStores in the U.S and Canada.
- Makes home improvements more affordable.
- Helps Habitat build more homes.
- Prevents usable building materials from going to a
landfill. Habitat ReStore keeps close to 250 tons of building materials
out of the Douglas/Jefferson County landfill annually.
How you can help:
Habitat ReStore is an ambitious project, and
we need the help of a lot of people in many different ways to make it
successful. You can help by volunteering , donating good used building
materials, or simply by shopping at Habitat ReStore.
All donations to Habitat ReStore are tax
here to view our mission statement.
What is Habitat
Lawrence Habitat ReStore is one of 5 Habitat ReStores in Kansas.
Through the sales of donated building materials Lawrence Habitat
ReStore hopes to contributes enough funds for two Habitat for Humanity
homes a year. Through donations from businesses and individuals, the
Habitat ReStore diverts large amounts of reusable materials from
landfills and provides materials to the public at low prices.
Is Habitat ReStore open to the public?
Yes! Anyone is welcome to shop at the Habitat ReStore. Store hours are
9-5 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9-6 Thursday and 9-2 on Saturday.
What does Habitat ReStore sell?
Sales items may consist of but are not limited to: cabinets,
appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware, roofing, carpet,
tools, trim, doors, lumber, flooring, furniture, and windows. Check
back often, our inventory changes frequently!
How are the items priced at Habitat
Materials are sold to the public at 40 - 75% off the retail price.
Where do items come from?
Habitat ReStore accepts new and used building-related materials from
contractors, suppliers, individuals, remodelers and property managers.
How often do you get new merchandise?
Our inventory changes often - we are receiving new items weekly, if not
How do I go about
donating an item?
If you have good, reusable or new materials, give us a call at (785)
856-6920. For more details, please check out the donations section.
Will you pick items up?
It is a possibility, but due to our limited pick up schedule we prefer
to have materials dropped off.
Where do the proceeds from the sales go?
Proceeds from Habitat ReStore's sales support Lawrence Habitat for
Humanity's primary objectives of building affordable, energy efficient
houses with low-income families, and the rehabilitation of urban
Are my donations Tax deductible?
Your donation may be tax deductible, depending on your individual
situation. Please consult a tax professional and see this IRS
publication for reference.
Does Habitat ReStore place a value on the items we
No, you place the value on your donations.
How can my business get involved?
There are many ways local businesses can contribute: financial
donations, equipment donations, sponsor a special event for the Habitat
ReStore, place an ad for or with Habitat ReStore, volunteer at Habitat
ReStore, donate materials to Habitat ReStore, or shop at Habitat
How can I help?
Habitat ReStore is always looking for volunteers to help with stocking
shelves, picking up donations, and general store upkeep. Please check
the volunteers section of our site. Thank you!
Do you have an
Not at this time, but with the help of a volunteer, we
may be able to get one going.
Do you have a deconstruction program?
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore does
not offer deconstruction, but we would direct you to Kansas City's
ReStore. Contacting them by e-mail is the best way to see if they may
be able to work with you. Contact Mark Bullock, Deconstruction Manager,
What has our Habitat ReStore
contributed to our community?
Dollars to Habitat
Tons Redistributed to Use
$0.00 in materials
$0.00 in profit dollars
$1835.00 in materials
$0.00 in profit dollars
$4197.00 in materials
$0.00 in profit dollars
$8324.83 in materials
$6000.00 in profit dollars
About Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
Since it's founding in 1989 through December
of 2007, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity built and then sold homes to
nearly 70 working, low income individuals/families. The goal is to
build an additional 16 homes by 2009. For more information about
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity or about the families that Habitat builds
homes with, go to www.lawrencehabitat.org