Writer Peni Long
The ReStore in Anthem offers shoppers and donors the chance to do good work for those who need a helping hand, and to do “green work” by reusing, recycling and repurposing all manner of stuff. From art work and furniture to clothing, electronics, paint, screens, sinks and books, the ReStore provides a temporary home for discards, a source of inexpensive treasures for shoppers and funds for helping Habitat for Humanity build new homes for deserving families.
To add to the store’s contribution to the community, there are now DIY learning experiences scheduled to teach homeowners how to reuse, update or repurpose old treasures. According to ReStore’s manager, Chris Carillo, “We want to help people find and use old things in new ways and add value to the community while fulfilling our mission to support Habitat projects.” One hundred percent of store profits go to the Habitat organization, so as more people patronize the store and find usable goods,...