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Local Charity Highlight - Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Updated: Feb 28

One of Purposeful Financial and Legacy Planning's key values is to support the local community. In support of that value, we will highlight a Northern Colorado charity each month. Additionally, we support that charity with a donation.

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Many are likely familiar with Habitat for Humanity, an international nonprofit that helps families in need "build and improve places to call home and believes affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities." The Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to "eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; it was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all." One of the ways they fund their mission is through their ReStore locations, which sell donated home and building supplies at a fraction of the cost of retail. Part home improvement store, part thrift store, and part home store, each ReStore carries a wide selection of new and gently used items from cabinets and appliances to home décor and furniture. The inventory is constantly changing, as new donations are brought in regularly, so it's worth checking back often to see what's available. It is the perfect place for bargain shoppers to find great deals while also supporting Habitat for Humanity, thus helping the local community.

All ReStores accept public donations and offer this merchandise for sale, with the profits helping to fund the mission of the local Habitat for Humanity. Different locations restrict the types of donations they accept, so check your local ReStore for its requirements. Northern Colorado has 2 Habitat ReStores - one in Ft. Collins and one in Loveland. Both will pick up scheduled donations from your home, and both offer in store shopping to the public. (The Loveland location also sells brand new Southerland mattresses on site and offers daily shopping deals.) The Ft. Collins location often lists new inventory online and has also introduced The Shed, "a new section that specializes in upcycled and handcrafted treasures" and offers more upscale décor and home products, including furniture.

Not only does shopping at the ReStore save you money, it also helps the environment by reducing waste. By donating items instead of throwing them away, homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint and give back to the community at the same time.

With a constantly changing inventory, reasonable prices, and a commitment to supporting the community, shopping at the ReStore is a win-win for everyone involved. In addition to shopping your local store, there are several other ways to assist Habitat for Humanity and the Ft. Collins ReStore through the links below:

To donate items:

To donate financially:

To volunteer:

To donate a car:

To learn more about Habit for Humanity and the ReStore's values and history, please visit here.

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