Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Opens New ReStore on SR 70

Bradenton, FL (September 6, 2018)- Over one hundred and fifty customers were lined up at the front door of Manatee Habitat’s new ReStore on Saturday, August 18th. Anxious customers who had been checking regularly to see when the new ReStore would open lined up to be the first ones in at 9:00am. Customers could enjoy fun activities like a bounce house, hourly prize drawings, popcorn and cotton candy to celebrate the Grand Opening. The ReStore has much to offer everyone and plays a critical role in raising revenue needed to help build and affordable housing for working families in Manatee County.

The Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The Habitat ReStores located on Hardin Ave. and Cortez Rd. have merged into the new ReStore on SR 70, bringing all the best deals into one convenient location of over 30,000 square feet. By the end of the first day, an estimated 5,000 customer had stopped in. The successful open is credited to the planning of the staff and the 40 volunteers who helped out for the Grand Opening. The successful launch of the new ReStore is just the first step in a plan to see the ReStore exceed expectations and have a bigger impact on Manatee Habitat’s mission. Manatee Habitat for Humanity was recently selected to take part in an entrepreneurial initiative program to increase the earned income capability of the ReStore.

Margin & Mission Ignition 2018 is an initiative of The Patterson Foundation designed to strengthen entrepreneurial capacity and increase nonprofit mission impact through the development and implementation of earned income strategies. Manatee Habitat will participate in the 30-month consulting process with No Margin, No Mission. They are a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation. “We are thrilled to have been selected for this Initiative and look forward to working alongside our consultants to help take our organization to a new level, “said Diana Shoemaker, Executive Director of Manatee Habitat.

The Manatee Habitat ReStore is located at 5108 15th St. E. in Bradenton, on State Road 70. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9am-7pm. Donations of gently used items can be dropped off at the ReStore or call Manatee Habitat to schedule a free pickup at (941) 355-7082.

Manatee Habitat is actively recruiting volunteers to help in the ReStore. Activities range from customer services to helping process donations. Contact Manatee Habitat to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the ReStore, build sites, or community outreach.

MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with the mission to develop resources, educate and mobilize people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in Manatee County. For more information about Manatee Habitat visit www.manateehabitat.org.

About Margin & Mission Ignition 2018
An initiative of The Patterson Foundation, Margin & Mission Ignition 2018 is an opportunity for local nonprofits in our region to develop and implement earned-income strategies to strengthen mission impact. For more information about The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org or join the conversation using #TPFMarginMission on social media.

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