Shop or donate and support your community

Habitat for Humanity ReStores rely on their communities. Supporting your local ReStore helps Habitat build more homes for families in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live.

For the most up-to-date information about your local Habitat ReStore, including store hours, location and re-opening dates, we encourage you to click here to contact them directly.

Local Habitat for Humanity organizations across Canada continue to take the necessary steps to protect and prioritize the health and safety of staff, volunteers, Habitat homeowners, donors and local businesses. Many have had to temporarily close in-person ReStore operations or move to online sales and curbside pick-up, where possible. Sales from Habitat ReStores go towards a local Habitat’s operation and homebuilding efforts. Whether you are shopping or donating, your support means more people have a decent and affordable place to call home in your community.

While continuing to follow and support the efforts of local, provincial and national governments and health authorities, local Habitats across Canada are beginning to re-open Habitat ReStores on a store-by-store basis.

  • We ask for your patience and support as we re-open stores – please ensure you are following all guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy shopping experience for you and your community!
  • For many re-openings, in order to continue prioritizing your health and theirs, opening hours will be shortened to allow teams the additional time to thoroughly clean and stock our sales floors.
  • Habitat ReStores are also enhancing their cleaning procedures and are committed to more frequently cleaning commonly touched surfaces.
  • Your local Habitat ReStore is working hard to create a safe and enjoyable shopping space and environment. You’ll notice decals and signage that will make it easier for you to physically distance from other shoppers. Your local ReStore may also limit the number of shoppers inside at any given time.
  • Some team members may be wearing protective gear for their protection and yours.
  • If you’re not feeling well and experiencing any kind of illness, we kindly ask that you stay home and take care of yourself. We’ll still be here when you feel better, ready to help you find that perfect dresser drawer or lighting accessory.

We couldn’t end this without reminding all our donors and ReStore shoppers how important they are. To find out how to make a donation to support your local Habitat and Habitat ReStore, we encourage you click here to find your local Habitat and contact them directly.

What are Habitat ReStores and how do they help my community?

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

Seems like a great idea!

It is, and it’s a Canadian idea. Five volunteers from Winnipeg, Manitoba opened Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever ReStore in 1991. Today, there are over 100 Habitat ReStores across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide, all raising funds to enable more families to partner with us and access affordable homeownership.

Every Habitat ReStore is different, offering a unique shopping experience for those looking to add something new to their homes. The inventory is always changing, as new items are donated by local residents and businesses daily. Consumers can expect to find items such as windows, doors, paint, hardware, lumber, tools, lighting fixtures, furniture and appliances.

Donate to a Habitat ReStore

Moving or downsizing and have items you no longer need? Planning a home renovation or is it just time to de-clutter and renew your space? Instead of tossing your unwanted household items, donate them to Habitat ReStore.