MV ReStore is no longer accepting donations of paint*

We are always working on making the ReStore better.

Back in May, we shared our excitement about carrying recolor® recycled paint. With the recycled paint we would have a consistent source for paint and color availability.
In addition to the new recycled paint, we still had our paint department with the assortment of paint cans and colors.

After testing the waters with the recycled paint, discussions with staff members and volunteers, and always keeping in mind sales per square footage, we have decided to eliminate our old paint department and use that space for other types of donations.
We are no longer accepting donations of paint*
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unless you have new paint in larger quantities – call first –  978-686-3323.

While we have received wonderful donations in the past, we know that there are other types of items that will generate more profits. Our main concern is always to make the ReStore better which means offering the right products for our shoppers and generating the most profits to build more homes in the Merrimack Valley.

It is hard to say “no thank you” to a donation specially since you – our donors –  are our life blood – but although we are saying no to paint, we are still saying yes to many other items  like furniture, appliances etc.

What to do with your paint cans? One suggestion from mass.gov is “if the paint is usable and there is a reasonable quantity, try to donate it to a community service organization or theater group.”. Or, check to see if your local town has a hazardous household waste (HHW) collection.

Thank you in advance for
Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and supporting the ReStore!

And the old paint department? We sent all the latex paint to be recycled into recolor® recycled latex paint.

recolor Paint Display recolor colors available @ ReStore

ReStore profits benefit the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and enable us to deliver on the mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

 

PopUp Sale! 25% off Doors & Windows. This week June 7, 2017. Sale ends Saturday June 10, 2017.

Windows Department

Windows we have had at the ReStore.

Pop Up Sale!
The sale you have been waiting for…

25% OFF Doors & Windows.

Doors department

Doors we have had at the ReStore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New colors on SALE! 50% off orange tags, 75% off blue tags

Two colors on sale.

50% off orange tags, 75% off blue tags

Come in and find the above color tags for even greater savings. We
are giving discounts so we can move items along and make more room for brand
new donations.

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Nuevas etiquetas de color en la venta.
50% de descuento etiquetas naranjas ; 75% de descuento las etiquetas azules.

Ven y encuentra las etiquetas naranjas y azules para ahorrar aun más.
Orange Price Tag = 50% off, Blue Price Tag = 75% off

Behind the Scenes: Working Tuesdays – generous donors & donations in the aisles

Behind the Scenes at the ReStore:
We are always working on making the ReStore better.

Mike D & many donations in the aisle.

Mike D & many donations in the aisle.

We have generous donors (Thank you!) and on Tuesdays we can have donations spilling into the aisles and packed so tight that photos can not be taken.
To the rescue, Mike D, Warehouse Assistant.
With Mike’s hard work on Tuesday, by Wednesday the aisles are cleared and kept cleared the rest of the week by Mike and our valued volunteers.

We are always making the ReStore better so we can serve you better.
With the ReStore profits and your donations,  Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity builds homes in order to build partner families’ strength, stability and self-reliance through home ownership.

 

New colors on SALE! 50% off blue tags, 75% off pink tags

Two colors on sale.

50% off blue tags, 75% off pink tags

Come in and find the above color tags for even greater savings. We
are giving discounts so we can move items along and make more room for brand
new donations.

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Nuevas etiquetas de color en la venta.
50% de descuento etiquetas azules; 75% de descuento las etiquetas rosas.

Ven y encuentra las etiquetas azules y rosas para ahorrar aun más.
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recolor Paint @ the ReStore: Recycled Latex & Chalk Paint. Quart, Gallon, 5 Gallon.

We are always working on making the ReStore better.recolor Paint

We now offer recolor® recycled latex paint.
Available in quarts, gallons and five gallon buckets.
Consistent color, consistent availability and consistent low prices. Latex paint colors and chalk finish colors.

The Massachusetts company takes latex paint and recycles/reprocess it into recolor® paint. Recycle, Reuse, Repaint.

A company after our own heart. After all, we say Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore!

recolor Latex Paint ColorsCome check the colors that are available at the ReStore.
recolor Chalk Finish Colors

ReStore profits benefit the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and enable us to deliver on the mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

 

Behind the Scenes: Working Tuesdays @ the MV Habitat ReStore

Behind the Scenes at the ReStore:
We are always working on making the ReStore better.

There are many times on Tuesdays when customers drop by the ReStore. They peer through the glass and see people inside and wonder if we are open.

Unfortunately, we are not open to the public on Tuesdays. Fortunately, we are open for work.

For the days that we are open to the public, it gets busy and the customer comes first. So, on Tuesdays, when the ReStore is closed to the public, we continue to work on making the ReStore better – be it doing paperwork, courting potential donors, planning for the future or anything else.

This past Tuesday it meant that volunteers Randy Richmond and John Kuenzig  met with Steve Cheatham (ReStore Manager) and Joe Polenchar (ReStore Assistant Manager).

Randy R, Joe P, Steve C and John K at Tuesday software meeting

Randy R, Joe P, Steve C and John K at Tuesday software meeting

What was on the agenda? Donor and Donation software.

The number of donations at the ReStore has grown (Thank You!)  and with it there are growing pains.
What do we need? Does it do what we need? What else is out there? What will we need in the future? What are the pros and cons?

Our ReStore is customer centric and we try our best to serve you better. That means that when you schedule a free donation pickup, we attempt to fit your schedule and at the same time make it efficient and productive for our donation truck to do its rounds.

And we need software that will match our approach.

We are in the evaluation process and there will be more work required on Tuesdays.

We are always making the ReStore better so we can serve you better.
With the ReStore profits and your donations,  Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity builds homes in order to build partner families’ strength, stability and self-reliance through home ownership.

 

Sale NEW COLORS: 50% off pink price tags, 75% off white price tags

Two colors on sale.

50% off pink tags, 75% off white tags

Come in and find the pink and white tags for even greater savings. We
are giving discounts so we can move items along and make more room for brand
new donations.

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Nuevas etiquetas de color en la venta.
50% de descuento etiquetas rosas ; 75% de descuento las etiquetas blancas.

Ven y encuentra las etiquetas rosas y blancas para ahorrar aun más.
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Happy Earth Day 2017. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore! Every day is Earth Day at the ReStore.

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
— Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day at the ReStore.
When you shop at the ReStore, you are green and you $ave green.
When you donate to the ReStore, you protect the earth.
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Since 2011 the Merrimack Valley Habitat for  Humanity ReStore has diverted 550 tons of trash that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.

Donate gently used (or new) items to the ReStore.  Ask yourself, could someone  use this unwanted item?  If the item is clean and in good repair, think ReStore! Check our donation guidelines by clicking here.

Profits from all sales help us build more safe and affordable homes throughout the Merrimack Valley!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore!

ReStore to participate in Andover Zero Waste Day May 6. Open to EVERYONE!

Open to EVERYONE and not just Andover residents.

Andover Zero Waste Day is a donating and recycling event held annually to provide a quick and easy way to pass along items that you no longer need. Many local non-profit organizations will be on site for the Andover Zero Waste Day to be held
Saturday May 6, 2017
9am-12pm
Brickstone Square in Andover, Massachusetts
(lower parking lot with access at the end of York St past entrance to Brickstone Square).

New ReStore Truck Passenger Side WrapIt is the 13th Annual all volunteer Drive-thru Donation, reuse, and recycling event sponsored by the Andover Massachusetts Department of Municipal Services.

Besides the ReStore, many local non-profit organizations like Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. , Merrimack Valley YMCA, Community Giving Tree, Project Home Again, Neighbors in Need and others will also be participating, so if you want to donate to
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, ask to be directed to our location in the parking lot and you’ll see our NEW truck there.
Our donations guidelines can be found here.
And we thank you in advance for your generous donations!

More information on the participating organizations and donations to be accepted, click on Andover Zero Waste Day.

Can’t wait or just missed Andover Zero Waste Day 9am-12pm?
The ReStore is only 3 miles away at 647 Andover Street, Lawrence MA,
and there you can drop off building materials and other items on our donation list.

We are open Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.
We are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, ReStore!

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