News and HeadlinesIndianapolis Local News


Spring cleaning donations aid Habitat for Humanity's mission

Posted at 3:36 PM, Apr 30, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — If you're doing some spring cleaning, items you find around your house could benefit a good cause.

Many people know about the work done by volunteers to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, but items donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations help provide the funds to pay other expenses that go into building the houses.

"Helping us to have income to be able to provide more homes and preserve more homes for those who are in need," Jim Morris, the president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, said.

ReStore locations are like the home improvement store of thrift stores.

People who are starting their spring cleaning can donate household items and building materials. Donations also come in from people who are remodeling.

"Those things that are currently there your cabinets, sinks, toilets, all that is going to get repurposed often times get thrown away and we say no, don't do that we will take those things," Morris said. "We can resell them and repurpose them."

If you can lift that heavy couch, that's okay.

"We'll come get it," Andy Duncan, ReStore development coordinator, said. "We'll come pick it up. That's really our life blood."

Everything is resold at a discounted price to help support the Habitat for Humanity mission and it all goes right back into the community. This year Habitat for Humanity will build more than 20 homes here in central Indiana thanks to monetary donations and revenue generated by ReStore.