Remanufactured Paint Now Available at the ReStore

Renew, reuse, recycle! The ReStore is now selling Visions remanufactured latex paint in 12 stunning colors! When ReStore customers donate their unused paint, it is given new life through the PaintCare paint recycling program. We’ve got just the right paint for your project whether you need gloss, semi-gloss, or eggshell! One-gallon cans range from $17 to $23 and you can pick up a 5-gallon bucket from $69 to $99. We’ve got primer, too!

Mini Town Built with ReStore Materials!

One of our favorite ReStore customers, Rick, has spent the last decade transforming his 3-acre ranch into a fantastic mini town, built with unique finds from his treasure hunts, including items from the ReStore.  Rick’s village is designed and built from scratch and can be described as a collection of eclectic salvaged items and family heirlooms.  Each building in the tiny town is themed – Martha’s Kitchen, The Hansel and Gretel House, Foxx’s Mercantile, Grandpa’s Attic, Rusty’s Saloon, and Blake’s’ Barbershop.  The amount of detail and vision it took to build this amazing place is incredible, and Rick was kind enough to offer us a tour recently, where we learned the stories behind his creations.  Click here to see more!

Encore Capital Returns to the ReStore Every Month

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Our ReStore could not operate without the help of our volunteers, and Encore Capital Group has been redefining what it means to support us.  They have dedicated themselves to taking on a regular ReStore shift one day each month.  These regularly scheduled shifts are very helpful in keeping the ReStore operating smoothly because the volunteers take ownership of a project or department.

“We find the work at San Diego Habitat for Humanity worthwhile and fun because we know that our efforts go directly to helping the community and people who the group serves,” said Marianne Campbell, Encore Capital Group’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility.

We are thankful for all of the volunteers from Encore Capital Group who dedicate their time to improving the lives of countless San Diegans! If your company, congregation, military, community or school group would like to set up a monthly shift in the ReStore, please contact us.

University of San Diego Chapter Empowers Students

The latest addition to the Habitat family is the University of San Diego Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter!  A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to fulfill four functions – building, fundraising, advocating and educating – in support of the greater Habitat mission.

USD Habitat for Humanity, with over 50 members currently, seeks to empower students as change-makers in their community. Over the past year, the student-led executive board has worked tirelessly to establish an organization on campus that promotes the dignity of individuals in our community. As a part of Habitat for Humanity International, their shared goal is to help provide low income families with access to affordable homes as well as a stable and secure environment.

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On Saturday, October 4th, eleven club members spent the day volunteering at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  From putting together a king-sized bed to measuring doors and building a set of cabinets, these committed and enthusiastic students came ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference! “Working at the Restore is fun and you never know what crazy things you’ll be doing during your shift,” commented USD Habitat’s President, Alexa Argumedo.  “As a unit we can really make a difference.”

The group acknowledged that the experience was not only a volunteer opportunity, but a meaningful way to give back to the Habitat community!

“Thank you to all who made it possible for USD to visit and help out, and a huge shout-out to Shandy, Sam, and Jeff for making the experience so memorable! Thank you for taking the time to teach, explain, and help us develop various projects! It was a great day, and USD Habitat for Humanity is happy to say that we will be returning for another chance to volunteer very soon!” ~ Allyson Myer, Vice President, USD Habitat for Humanity

For more information about USD Habitat for Humanity, click here.

Get Inspired At The ReStore!

Habitat for Humanity encourages using your hands to help others, so why not put your hands to work on a project for your home while benefiting the community? Look no further than your local ReStore to find inspiration to create one-of-a-kind creations for the home. The projects ReStore customers take on vary in time and expertise needed, so no matter what your limits, there is a project for you! Check out some of our favorites:

Use a door as a place to keep wet towels and swimsuits.
Use a door as a place to keep wet towels and swimsuits.
Repurpose and old drawer into a vintage-looking bookshelf.
Repurpose and old drawer into a vintage-looking bookshelf.
Turn a chair into a unique bathroom or kitchen fixture.
Turn a chair into a unique bathroom or kitchen fixture.

Grand Opening at North County ReStore!

On April 24th, Habitat was joined by friends, volunteers, customers, and supporters at the official ribbon cutting for the North County ReStore! Thank you to Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Assembly Member Marie Waldron, Supervisor Dave Roberts, and Erica Barnes, Miss Escondido 2014, for your support! Come and see us at 837 Metcalf Street in Escondido.

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You can also LIKE the ReStore on Facebook, and join our mailing list to stay informed about new products and special events! Volunteers are also needed in both ReStores, so sign up today!