Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County Opening Second ReStore in Simi Valley
On Sunday, April 22nd, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will be hosting the grand opening of its second Habitat ReStore, a Discount Home Improvement Center. This 19,000 sq. ft. retail outlet is located 1293-A E. Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley (corner of First Street; between RiteAid and 99¢ Only Store). The ReStore will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with grand opening activities running throughout the day.
The Habitat ReStore in Simi Valley – an ideal location for East County residents and businesses – will be open to the public six days a week for donations, shopping, and volunteer opportunities. The new store will provide new and used merchandise that is 100 percent donated – from furniture, appliances, and hardware to home goods and building materials.
“Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is thrilled to open a new Habitat ReStore in East Ventura County location,” said Stacy Swanson, Executive Director. “Our second ReStore in Simi Valley will enhance the sustainable funding stream already in place with our store at 121 S. Rice Avenue in Oxnard and will allow Habitat for Humanity to continue to expand on the work we are doing throughout Ventura County to help low-income families realize the dream of homeownership. Funding from the Habitat ReStore is playing an ever-larger role in Habitat’s ability to build and repair homes in Ventura County
Giving back takes on a whole new meaning at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Whether you’re a home owner, business, contractor, or builder, it begins when surplus and used merchandise is donated to Habitat. Donations are tax-deductible and merchandise is resold at affordable prices far below retail. The Habitat ReStore also provides an environmentally responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of local landfills. Donors may drop-off donations from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Pickups may be scheduled for larger items by calling (805) 981-2268 or (805) 520-7719 after April 14.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing organization that builds homes in partnership with people in need of adequate shelter. Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay a zero-interest, no-profit loan, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Because Habitat’s loans are no-profit, they are affordable for low-income family partners. Homeowners’ mortgage payments build additional houses through the Fund for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has provided homeownership opportunities for 54 Ventura County families and repaired over 500 homes since 1983. Habitat offers a “hand up” … not a hand out. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live. We empower families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable, zero interest mortgage.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, please visit www.habitatventura.org.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores
Habitat’s ReStore resale outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public. While every ReStore outlet is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances. ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.