Following over a year of prayer and planning, and months of renovation work by dedicated Habitat volunteers, the Habitat ReStore in Canton opened in July of 2005 at 2800 Leemont Avenue NW. The store would serve as a fundraising division of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties, and as a way to help keep usable items from being thrown in the trash.
Although the size of the store at Leemont seemed more than adequate when the doors first opened, the ReStore soon outgrew its original site. In June of 2007, the ReStore moved to its current location – a more spacious home at 4525 Cleveland Avenue NW.
Since it opened in 2005, the ReStore has been a huge part of helping Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties strive toward the goal of eliminating poverty housing, and has diverted over 1,200 tons of reusable items from landfills.
What is a ReStore?
A ReStore is a store that accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, and other household items from individuals and businesses in the community, and sells those items to the public at a reduced cost, usually 50-90 percent of the original retail value. All proceeds go toward building Habitat homes with the local Habitat affiliate.
Mission of the Habitat ReStore
Through the selling of donated construction and home related items:
- Increase the number of homes built with low-income families through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties.
- Prevent usable items from being put in landfills.
- Provide quality building materials and household items to the general public at discounted prices.