Habitat for Humanity volunteer Beth Baum showcases gently used furniture that will be marked down at ReStore’s year end sale in Martin City. Photo by Kathy Feist.
ReStore Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City to host its bi-annual sale
By Christina McDonough Hunt
Restore Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is celebrating the upcoming new year with its bi-annual sale on Saturday, December 28th.
“We have two sales every year,” said David Krumbholz, Vice President ReStore Habitat for Humanity. “One is our anniversary sale in June, and then the end of the year sale, which is our biggest.”
The goal for this year is to raise a combined revenue of $50,000 total from all the stores for the day.
“Think about that,” Krumbholz commented. “These are all items that were donated to us. That’s $50,000 in items that would otherwise be thrown in a landfill. This is huge!”
To date, ReStore has deferred over 6 million pounds of landfill waste through their business concept that takes donated items and sells them to customers at a low price.
The store in Martin City is ReStore’s largest store. You can find a variety of donated items such as furniture, windows, kitchen & bathroom cabinets, appliances, and more.
“The Martin City location is a great store! Being next to areas like Leawood and Loch Lloyd, we get really nice stuff,” Krumbholz said. “The only issue is that we do not have a consistent inventory, and it may not be here tomorrow. So, you can’t wait to purchase if you see something you want!”
This year, the company is celebrating multiple milestones including the 40th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of KC, and earlier this year in October, ReStore achieved $1 million in revenue.
ReStore is a fundraising arm for Habitat for Humanity. Half of the purchase goes to building homes here in Kansas City. These homes go to people who would otherwise not be able to obtain a house for one reason or another.
“We are a hand up, not a hand out,” Krumbholz said. “We provide homes at $0 interest to the buyer, but sweat equity is also involved. Home buyers are required to help us by working at the stores, helping to build homes, etc.”
ReStore operates on 13 cents of every dollar with the remainder helping those in need in KC.
ReStore’s sale will feature 25% off everything in the store and store hours are from 9am – 5pm.
Krumbholz wants to encourage everyone to show up on Saturday and check out the treasures that ReStore may have in store for you.
“It’s irregular for us to have a sale since our prices are already so low, so we’d love to have everybody out!” Krumbholz said with a smile. “You never know what you will find.”
If you are interested in donating items, you may drop off donations Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9am – 4pm at the Martin City location at 13531 Wyandotte St.. You may also call 816-231-6889 or visit habitatkc.org/restore to schedule a free pickup.