January Specials
 
 
 
 
 

Bag It Forward
Fiber Fab delivers big!
Habitat homes on the move
Glisan Gardens Dedication
The ReStore is recruiting
DAG prepares
Coat drive coming

Jan. Specials

 
 
 
 
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Making it better
Demarcus Stephens

Before his ReStore job interview, Demarcus Stephens hadn’t known anything about the place – or about Habitat for Humanity, but right off the bat something clicked.

At other jobs you clock in, do the work, and clock out. "But here we care about each other," he said. It makes a difference. What's it like on the ReStore dock? Find out...
 
 
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We're on the ballot!
Bag It Forward

New Seasons customers will soon be able donate their 5¢ reusable bag credit to a local non-profit. But first they’re putting it to a vote. 

Through their new “Bag It Forward” program, customers can elect to support a non-profit that embodies one of the three New Seasons tenets: fighting hunger, supporting K-12 schools and promoting environmental conservation.

Find out how you can vote for The ReStore!
 
 
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Suddenly it's a house!
Moving day arrives
Today is moving day for two new Evergreen Habitat homes built by 40 Evergreen High School students and 65 Mountain View High School students working with Habitat volunteers. The  two homes will hit the road Wednesday morning and should arrive at their destinations, 913 Winchell Ave. and 917 Winchell Ave, by around noon. Due its large size, the Mountain View house had to be split in half prior to transport. But it will be put to rights soon enough.

Curious about the process? Take a look at Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and Evergreen School District’s “Math in Construction” 2012 time lapse video.
 
 
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Showers and tubs, oh my!
Fiber-Fab delivers
Big and beautiful new fiberglass tub and shower units have been rolling in to the ReStore, thanks to business partner Walt Mulvey, president of Fiber-Fab. These brand new units come invarious sizes and with different features, like the ADA-compliant standup showers with stainless steel handrails running the width. Left and right hand plumbing and center drains are also available.
With 468 units to distribute, Watt is spreading the love to ReStores in Portland, Clark County, Washington County, Tacoma, Longview, Woodburn, Albany, Salem, Covallis, Eugene and The Dalles. Deliveries are also being planned for ReStores in Aberdeen, Olympia, Seattle and along the Oregon Coast.

Walt sent out a challenge to other manufacturers of building products to do the same thing. What an inspired idea! Thanks, Walt Mulvey and Fiber-Fab!
 
 
 
 

Glisan Gardens Home Dedication
January 9

Hooray!!! We're celebrating the completion of 12 new Habitat homes in the Rockwood neighborhood.

We'll be congratulating the new Glisan Gardens residents at their home dedications
3 pm Saturday, January 9. The ReStore and Gist Brands cosponsored the Lal/Kim home at Glisan Gardens, located at 411 NE 175th Avenue, so we're particularly excited!

Current construction continues on Phase 2 of this home building project, which will eventually house 13 additional Habitat families.
 
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You're the one that we want
We're recruiting!

We'd like to put your know-how to work! The ReStore is recruiting business-savvy people who share our passion for Habitat and our passion for reuse.  This new team of volunteers will build and expand our current ReStore business partner donor base.

Join our Business Outreach team, making connections for The ReStore. We're building Habitat homes with every sale!
 
 
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Decon incentives to be evaluated 
A DAG Update
Last fall the city began offering grants to foster the education, training and awareness of deconstruction methods and practices. Just how effective those incentives were is now up for discussion. Metro's Deconstruction Advisory Group (DAG) is working to bring an update to City Council during their meeting this month.
 
 
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Salvaged materials keep on giving
Thanks, Multnomah County!

The call came in a couple of years ago. Multnomah County was moving some portable shop facilites and they  wondered if we would be interested in salvaging the attached ADA-compliant ramps. Mark Haley, The ReStores business relations director and several Evergreen Habitat for Humanity site volunteers went to work pulling apart the structures and storing the lumber for future projects.

That was in 2013. The lumber and handrails, which were ADA specific, were used in at least six Habitat home projects in the Vancouver area. The last of the materials was used in building a deck for a Battleground school teacher diagnosed with cancer.  The timber salvaged two years ago just kept on giving and improving the lives. We just want to say thank you to donors like Multnomah County who understand the long-lasting impact of sharing.
 
 
 
 
 
Lay 'em on us!
ReStore coat drive Jan. 18-30

We’re planning a coat drive at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver. Bring gently worn coats in all sizes to all locations from January 18-30. Our trucks will also collect coats along with their large donation pickups scheduled during that period. Coats will be distributed to the Portland Rescue Mission and Ellsworth Elementary in Vancouver.
 
 
 
 
 
We're looking for new digs
ReStores to expand in 2016

Are you keeping an eye out for the perfect new ReStore? Joe Connell, our VP of Retail Operations, is hoping to open a fourth ReStore  this year. He's scouting locations now. So if you know of something opening up, please contact Joe. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IN-STORE SPECIALS  

Portland
  • 50% off all items displayed outside
  • 25% off all carpet squares

Washington County
  • 50% off sheet goods
  • 50% off all office furniture
  • 50% off used cabinets

Clark County
  • Toilets: $10 each
  • Carpet Squares: $0.50/each

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MLK Day Sale January 18
25% off all regular priced merchandise (Look for the green tags.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All stores open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday  
Donations accepted until 4:30 p.m.
 
 
                  
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