BRG | Feb 1, 2024 | 0
A fun place to shop, save & give back, Beaverton ReStore, voted #1
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Store Manager Melissa Salvia knows what draws people to the shop at Cedar Hills Crossing.
“It’s hard to have a bad day at the Beaverton ReStore,” she said. “We’re always so excited to see our regular customers and talk to the team, and I think that’s really special.”
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are donation centers for new and gently used building materials, lighting, furniture, appliances, home décor, and other items, sold at discounted prices. Every donated item and every purchase from the Beaverton ReStore supports Habitat for Humanity Portland Region in its work to preserve and build affordable homes.
As a volunteer-driven organization, the ReStore relies on about 50 regular volunteers, who put in nearly 1,400 volunteer hours every month. The store receives about 50 donations of products daily, swelling to more than 100 a day on sunny weekends. That donor support keeps the store filled with building supplies and one-of-a-kind treasures for the hundreds of customers who pass through the store each day.
“People might have come in looking for something, but they really enjoy just searching the store and seeing what treasures are hiding,” Melissa said, adding that the store is particularly known for its furniture selection.
“The quality of furniture that we are able to see here is really, really incredible,” Melissa said.
Shirley Yancey discovered the Beaverton ReStore about three years ago, and now shops there regularly, for the furniture and Habitat’s mission.
“I know that all the money goes for a very amazing purpose of helping people have homes,” Shirley said. “What Habitat does is wonderful.”
Habitat for Humanity has built 67 homes across Beaverton in recent years, including the recently completed 16-home community Denney Gardens on Denney Boulevard. Support for Habitat also goes toward its home repair program to help homeowners make needed safety repairs to their existing homes and allow seniors to age in place.
“It’s just overall such a good experience when people feel like, ‘OK, I’ve purchased something and given it new life and I know that my money is going toward Habitat.’”
The ReStore in Beaverton is located at 13475 SW Millikan Way. Call us at 503-906-3823. We are open every day except Tuesdays, 10am – 6pm (for drop offs, please arrive by 5:45)