Boone County will see the opening of its first Habitat for Humanity Restore this week.
The grand opening runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The ReStore is at 10650 Andrade Dr., Zionsville, and will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Liz Qua, executive director of Boone County Habitat for Humanity, said, "The ReStore is a retail shop that sells building supplies, home goods, donated goods, similar to Goodwill."
It's a place to find items such as lights, appliances, furniture, cabinets, etc.
The idea is for the restore to provide a “funding stream to build more homes in Boone County,” Qua said. This is possible due to the items that they sell being donated. This allows for them to make a profit that benefits Boone County residents.
Natalee Baker, the ReStore manager, said 100 percent of the proceeds go back into building houses.
As far as gathering donations, Baker said the ReStore opening has been in process for about a year. However, in mid-September, they started increasing their donation pickups to twice a week. They will come pick up your items and bring it to the store.
So far, everything in the store is donated from local residents. In the future, the ReStore is looking to partner with big box stores, home improvement stores, and local contractors, Baker said.
The locals and their donations made this ReStore opening possible, she added.
The store carries just about anything related to remodeling, building or furnishing a home.