Habitat Kansas City ReStore was founded in June 2000. We accept donations of new and used building materials and furniture from individuals, contractors and retailers. The materials are then made available to the public in our stores at discounted prices.
ReStore operates on a Triple Bottom Line philosophy: "People, Planet and Profit." People seeking building supplies can find what they need at ReStore. ReStore seeks to be a good steward of natural resources and energy provided by our planet, Earth. Thousands of tons of useable building materials are diverted from landfills each year by our ReStore. Finally, ReStore profits are transferred to our Habitat for Humanity Kansas City affiliate to further its mission to give low income families decent, affordable homes to own. Through this Triple Bottom Line philosophy, the Habitat Kansas City ReStore has experienced phenomenal success and serves as a model of sustainability to the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area.
As of December 2012, in addition to traditional development dollars raised, Habitat for Humanity Kansas City ReStore has generated more than $4 million to further the mission of building homes in the urban core of Jackson County, MO and diverted more than 25,000 TONS of building materials from the KC waste stream!
ReStore also undertakes several environmental initiatives such as creating a rain garden, utilizing used motor oil to heat our warehouse, recycling materials, like scrap metal and unpainted wood, and using fuel additives in our truck fleet to increase fuel mileage and reduce emissions.
Habitat KC ReStore represents a collaborative effort that includes local government, the private sector, non-profit organizations, the faith-based community, environmental organizations and other diverse groups with the purpose of establishing a building supplies resource for the Kansas City community.