It’s official! Montezuma County has an approved Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The new store addition and drop off areas are now open.
As of April 1st, 2016, the store is open with
Wednesday-Saturday 9am – 5pm
On April 16th, 2015, the Sales Center officially became a Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We have the same wonderful customer service and the same low prices. The ReStore is located in the bright blue building, next to Belt Salvage, at 6786 Highway 491/160 just past the intersection with Road G. The store is clean and stocked with merchandise. New items arrive daily. We are always looking for gently used donations for the store as well. Lynn Anderson is the hard working manager. Jay Whitewolf is the capable Head Cashier. We have volunteers helping also. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lynn.
More than 800 Habitat affiliates across the United States and Canada operate “ReStores” that sell new and “gently-used” building materials, appliances and housewares to the public at discounted prices. All proceeds are then used by the affiliate to fund construction work, either new builds or renovations.
Before we opened on March 27, 2013, many local volunteers worked hard to modify the building’s interior into a usable space. They’ve knocked down at least one wall, repaired and textured existing drywall and installed a garage door in the back — supplied by Dan Belt to handle larger items. Now we have enlarged the store by 2000 square feet and improved the drop-off area to make donating easier.
We always need more donations and will accept items from contractors, retail stores and homeowners trying to downsize and streamline. Sometimes retailers of fixtures, furniture and appliances will donate floor models that are scratched, dented or discontinued but still fully serviceable.
We carry everything from really good Green Sheen paint to sporting goods to “bric-a-brac and knickknacks,” but we don’t want it to become a repository for junk. People should ask themselves if they’d be embarrassed giving their donated items to someone in person.
Donations should be dropped off, if possible, at the store during business hours. We now have our own truck to drive around town for pick-ups if you are unable to bring them to the store. Building materials, tools, furniture, appliances and other usable items can also be donated (see a complete list under donate) – call 565-8327 to schedule a drop off or pick up.
Donors can receive taxdeductible receipts because of Habitat’s 501(c)(3) status. Colorado Enterprise tax credit is also available for larger donations. Please no clothes, food, plastic kitchenware, tires, or old style TV’s.
Ultimately, the store serves three functions: fundraising for Habitat, an affordable shopping outlet for consumers on a budget and removing items otherwise destined for the waste stream. The Restore Motto is: Shop, Donate, Volunteer.