Habitat for Humanity ReStore in need of donations

Michelle Bair

Habitat for Humanity ReStore is in need of donations because of an unexpected traffic increase that has resulted in low inventory for the Habitat of Portage County fundraiser store.

ReStore is a discount home improvement store that receives and resells new and gently-used home and other building materials.

“We need everything but clothes,” said Jan Bennett, ReStore’s manager. “Everything here is affordable. Delivery is free to Kent students.”

According to Bennett, the money goes towards building homes in Portage County.

Bennett explained that the store runs on donations and volunteers, most of which are Kent students.

“We work a lot with the Kent State Habitat Chapter,” she said. “They are looking to expand and need more volunteers.”

The ReStore is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the Kent State chapter volunteer at ReStore every Friday between 12 – 5 p.m.

The store is located at 1510 South Water Street. Donations are tax deductable.

Contact Michelle Bair at [email protected].