Habitat ReStore to hold big sale, remodel store

The Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity ReStore announces new hours and a hold on accepting most donations, along with a big sale to reduce inventory.

These changes are part of a larger plan to remodel the current thrift store and increase revenue to help build more affordable homes on Kaua‘i.

The ReStore, located at 1-3410 Kaumuali‘i Highway in Hanapepe at the turn-off to Salt Pond beach, will be open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

To expand room for donations of building supplies the ReStore will temporarily stop accepting donations of all household and office items, furniture, appliances and clothing. The Salvation Army and other thrift stores on Kaua‘i are accepting these items.

Beginning Tuesday, the ReStore is offering a 50 percent off sale on almost all items.

“These changes are part of an overall plan to remodel our ReStore facility to create a better shopping experience and to generate additional revenue for our affordable housing mission,” said Stephen Spears, executive director.

Earlier this year, the organization received a Planning Grant from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to begin a strategic plan to upgrade business operations and increase store revenue. Spears said that with Habitat’s ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision project coming up, they need to improve all revenue streams to support their work of building 107 more affordable homes on 24 acres of land.

“The Planning Grant from HCF has helped us chart a new course for our ReStore operations,” he said. “The store is a valuable source of revenue for us, as well as a good source of bargains for the people of Kaua‘i.”

Last year the Kaua‘i Habitat Restore netted close to $100,000, found new uses for building materials and household items, keeping over 17 tons of materials from going into the Kaua‘i waste stream, a news release states.

The ReStore may close temporarily later this year to finish some major remodeling.

For more information visit www.kauaihabitat.org.

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