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Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of New Habitat ReStore With Re-opening

Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex (HFHWE) is ready to celebrate their one year anniversary in their new ReStore Location at 51 Edinborough in Windsor (Behind Tepperman’s) on May 26, 2020.

Despite a challenging year it has also been a record year with over 1,872,000 pounds of useful goods diverted from landfill in 2019. The ReStore raised enough funds to help Habitat for Humanity build three more homes in 2019 with four more planned to break ground in 2020

Fiona Coughlin, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex stats, “Eliminating poverty housing is always our focus, and the Habitat ReStore is what makes our builds possible. As we all take shelter in our homes right now it has never been more essential that we provide safe decent homes for those in core housing need.”

The ReStore reopens to the public on Tuesday May 26 at 10 a.m., almost exactly one year from the day they opened. The ReStore will be open from 10 – 4 Tuesday to Saturdays. The shorter hours will allow staff to sanitize the store daily. Rigid safety protocols are also in place to protect the welfare of customers, staff, volunteers, and the vulnerable families that Habitat for Humanity serves.

Staff and Customer Safety Protocols

  • Face mask, scarf or other face covering will be required to enter the store
  • Screening and hand sanitizing will be required
  • Physical distancing will be enforced
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at check out

Donation Safety Protocols

  • Donation drop-off is closed until future notice
  • Donations of hard goods, kitchens, and appliances must be pre-booked by calling 519-969-3762
  • All new and used items are sanitized before entering the ReStore

Re-opening the Restore will allow Habitat to continue its essential salvage and recycling work and will provide the funds to continue to build homes. Habitat for Humanity hopes to resume building in August with four more homes on the docket for the Ford City neighbourhood.

Habitat’s model is unlike any other affordable housing option. Partner families help build their own homes and purchase them through a zero interest mortgage geared to their income. This allows families to build equity for their future and helps reverse the cycle of poverty.

One of the best ways to support Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex is by shopping, volunteering, or donating at the ReStore at 51 Edinborough, in Windsor. The ReStores make building possible and ensure that 100% of donated funds go directly to building safe, decent, affordable homes in your community.

Founded in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex is a non-profit community service organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials as well as furniture, appliances, home accessories, and much more, to the public. Shopping at a Habitat ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as the money generated is used to fund local Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects and operations. It’s also an environmentally friendly decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that might otherwise end up in a landfill.

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