Ogden’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore officially opens for business

Friday , October 28, 2016 - 11:51 AM

ANN ELISE TAYLOR, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore location is officially open for business.

The home improvement thrift shop and donation center at 3111 Wall Ave. held its grand opening Friday morning, Oct. 28, a news release from the organization says. A variety of items will be sold at the shop, including discounted building materials, appliances, furniture and more. 

And the best part? The ReStore’s profits will help Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties build and repair homes for families in need.

“We hope that lower-income families will be among those who find our ReStore a convenient, affordable and welcoming place to shop for items to maintain and improve their homes,” Paul Starkey, president of the local Habitat for Humanity, said in the release.

Starkey’s statement said Ogden’s ReStore has been in the works for about two years.

In addition to offering discounted home improvement items to low-income families, ReStore also serves as something of a recycling program, the release says. The organization estimates that by accepting donated, reusable items, the store will keep over 150 tons of items out of local landfills each year.

The ReStore accepts new and gently used home-related items, the release says. Donors are given receipts for items given to the store, which can be used for tax deductions.

The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, the release says. There are more than 870 ReStores across the country, and the new store is the seventh in Utah.

Those interested in donating, shopping or volunteering at the location can call 801-393-3287.

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