We hope you’ve had a chance to visit the ReStore. It changes weekly and is becoming a regular stop for do-it-yourselfers and treasure hunters.
In order to accommodate a vacation commitment, we need some volunteers to staff the ReStore in October. Days that we need assistance are: 10/1, 10/2, 10/7-9 and 10/14-16. Call the office at 970 367 5127 to sign up.
What’s New With Other Affiliates?
If you just can’t wait to build in Summit County, there’s several options available to you. The Chaffee County affiliate is building in Salida. Call them at 719 395 0482 for information on their build. The Eagle/Lake County affiliate’s busy building in Edwards and is also working on putting together a building trip to Paraguay later this fall.
The Metro Denver affiliate is busy with their Bails Townhouse project. A fundraiser for their Women Build! program that involves a large number of Legos and in Denver, the newest way to meet unattached members of the opposite sex is to participate in their Singles Build! program. Details can be found at habitatmetrodenver.org.
Upcoming Fund Raiser
Plans for a fall fundraiser are underway. We’re looking forward to celebrating with a “Harvest Hoe-Down”, featuring some great bluegrass music, food and family-friendly games. Try your hand at bean bag toss and Bozo Buckets.
The fundraiser is scheduled at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, Friday October 22nd. This is going to be a very special fundraiser – we’re working with High Country Conservation Center on this event to spread the word about the ReStore.
We need volunteers for games, ticket takers and ushers, along with help spreading the word about the fundraiser. Call the office at 970 367 5127 or e-mail us at email@example.com for more information.
DONATING TO HABITAT?
We love donations from the community. Items that are donated, however, need to be clean, in working order and relatively new. A donation of a 20 year old microwave may be well intentioned, but it’s not something that we find we can sell. Before you donate, please call the office at 970 367 5127 to find out if what you’d like to give us is on our “most wanted” list. Donation pick up is available for a nominal charge.
Right now we cannot accept mattresses, TVs, computers and other electronics along with appliances over 10 years old.
If you are able, bring your items to the Habitat ReStore yourself, on days the store is open. We can take your donation between 10AM and 4PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please do not dump your items in back of the Restore. If you do this, you make it extremely difficult for other businesses in our complex to function. In addition, individuals have been dumping items off, only to have them ruined by the rain. This has happened to cabinets, sofas and appliances.
Items that have to be taken to recycling and require a recycling fee are also being left (TV’s for example). This means Habitat for Humanity must take money out of the building fund to pay for this – something we cannot afford to do.
Please, don’t dump. Dumping is illegal. The property is posted “No Dumping”. You don’t want to end up explaining your actions to a member of John Minor’s office.
WHAT IS COMING UP?
On August 26, we are clearing out all the inventory for a “tent” sale. At the same time, we’re having a work session at the ReStore. We have a balcony that needs some reinforcement work. If you’d like to volunteer to work in the store or on the project, call 970 367 5127. We need volunteers for the store, for moving inventory in and out and to do the ever important carpentry work. We’ll also need individuals to circulate signs and posters throughout the county before the sale. In usual Habitat style, catering will be done by Daylight Donuts in the morning,
October 4th is World Habitat Day. This is a time for us to tell the Habitat story. One of the Denver Area affiliates has developed a DVD that follows the story of a family as they work to become Habitat homeowners. It traces them through the process, from application to house dedication. If anyone has any ideas on how to use this to spread the word on World Habitat Day, please call me at 970 367 5127 and we’ll see what we can come up with.
As you can see, we’re busy here at the ReStore.
Stop by during regular store hours when we are definitely open, or call ahead and see if anyone’s working in the office that day. We’d love to show you around and have you join us as we work to build hope AND houses here in Summit County.
There’s an unusual collection of items and customers that come in and out of the ReStore on a regular basis. We’re working with someone building a cement block house and who’s determined to reuse and recycle as much as possible. Another couple is renovating a house just over Boreas Pass in Como and we’ve become one of their favorite suppliers. Landlords have discovered us as a way to renovate or repair their rental properties for the upcoming season.
The most interesting one was the individual who called the ReStore about five minutes before closing and was desperate to find a toilet. How many other stores would stay open until he got there so he could get what he needed?
The ReStore has also been able to invest in a truck to use for picking up donated items. A donation (tax deductible) is requested to cover the costs of this service and averages about $40.00 a pick up. The charge is $20 per work hour. If we send two individuals to your house to pick something up and bring it to the ReStore, and they spend an hour doing that, we would ask for a $40.00 donation. One work hour per person is a total of 2 work hours. Then, 2 work hours times $20 an hour is $40.00.
Asking for donations to cover the cost enables us to make sure that sales proceeds go into the building fund. You can always deliver your own donations to the ReStore during store hours (10am to 5pm) on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Call us at 970 367 5127 to set up a time for other days.
We are still NOT able to accept donations of electronics (TVs, computers, printers) and mattresses. If you have any questions about what we can take, call the ReStore during store hours.
This month we need you to…….
Visit us at the Restore, make a donation and join us on October 22 for our Harvest Hoe-Down.
PS. A quick up date on the challenge grant from The Summit Foundation.
We’re closing in on our goal of $5,000. As of the beginning of September, we had deposited $3,000 into the designated donation account. Donations have ranged in size from pocket change to substantial amounts. Together, these are adding up to meet that challenge.
You can send a donation to Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 4330, Breckenridge 80424 or drop it off on your next visit to the ReStore. Thank you for supporting Habitat.
Our Corporate Sponsors
Hearthstone Restaurant/Storm Restaurants. This company has supported us by providing us with meals and meeting space at a reduced rate.
Harvest Catering. While we were doing some building in the ReStore, they provided us with a tent to use for temporary selling space. They’ll also be working with us on food for the October 22 fundraiser.
We are very thankful to Airport Road Auto Repair who have volunteered to maintain our new truck for their cost. This very generous offer has allowed us to greatly improve our service to our generous donors without dipping into ReStore revenues.
Airport Road Auto Repair is helping build houses in Summit County.