Habitat for Humanity to close local ReStore locations

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Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County (Website) has just announced their intention to close their two ReStore locations and to discontinue their retail line in order to focus on providing affordable housing, effective January 31, 2019.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are essentially nonprofit home improvement retail that sell new and used furniture, appliances, home decor, and building materials that have been donated to them. The proceeds from the stores support the work of their local Habitat for Humanity organizations.

According to a release, the decision was made so they could “… maximize the impact of our mission and best serve our community.”

Big sales on remaining stock start Thursday, December 6 and will continue through closing.

The aforementioned ReStore locations can be found:

  1. Habitat for Humanity ReStore Baldwin Park, 4835 E. Colonial Drive [GMap]
  2. Habitat for Humanity ReStore Florida Mall, 1649 Florida Mall Avenue [GMap]

The manager of the Casselberry location told Bungalower that they will continue to operate and take donations, which in turn aids in their fundraising efforts to build more homes. They are still formulating plans on how to deal with the closure of the stores in Orange County and trying to predict how it will affect their operations.

Dr. Phillips Charities purchased the OBT ReStore building back in 2016 to incorporate it into their Packing District Development. We wrote about that purchase and subsequent store closing HERE.

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