ReStore CORPORATE Donation FAQ

Your donations make a difference!

If you have unwanted building materials, furniture, appliances or housewares, you can donate them to us instead of simply throwing them away. Similarly, if you work for a business, construction or building company, you may be looking to donate some building materials that your company would otherwise treat as waste to be recycled or thrown out.

Habitat ReStore locations in Brantford and Simcoe offer a simple solution for individuals, local businesses, and corporations to donate home furnishings and building materials to a good cause. Whether you’re moving, downsizing, planning a renovation or just have items you no longer need, your contribution goes a long way.


3 great reasons why businesses should donate to Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter ReStore:

1. It’s good for your bottom line: Many retailers rely on Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a product solution for imperfections (which are often perfect for us), as well as overstocked items or as a reverse logistics solution for your returns. It’s win-win, as your donations turn into dollars to help build more affordable homes for families in need of housing.

2. It’s green! Every year, Habitat ReStores across Canada help divert thousands of tonnes of quality material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

3. Donating is quick and easy – all businesses have to do is pick up the phone and call 519-759-8600 ext. 523 or email mmcmullen@habitatbn.org. Matt McMullen, Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter`s Procurement Manager, will walk them through the process and make donating to the ReStores a breeze. Items can also be dropped off at local ReStore locations in Brantford (80 Morton Ave E), or Simcoe (29 Park Rd).

What are you waiting for? Spread the word and help Habitat change the lives of local families in need through corporate donations.
Call Matt at 519-759-8600 or email mmcmullen@habitatbn.org for more information.


What does shopping at the ReStore accomplish?

Research tells us that owning a home provides substantial benefits to the individuals, families and community. And, all we have to do is ask ourselves, “What does home mean to me” to understand the benefits that home ownership provides.

For every $1 invested in a Habitat build development, there is a $4 benefit to society: as stated in a Boston Consulting Group Study “Transforming Lives, The Social Return of Habitat’s Work in Canada” published in 2015.

Families have reported increased employment quality (able to work stable hours across fewer jobs and earn more income), a reduction in the use of food banks by 60 per cent, improved health behaviors (reduction in smoking, higher physical activity), greater engagement in their community (voting and volunteering), and a better educational outlook (lower dropout rates, higher post-secondary enrollment).


If you have any questions we have not answered here, please send us an email at brantford.restore@habitatbn.org and we will respond as soon as we can.

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