Gresham ReStore 
Accepting donations!

We are now officially accepting donations at the new Gresham ReStore located at 610 NE 181st Ave. Volunteers and staff are stocking the shelves as we complete renovation to offices and bathrooms, upgrade lighting and create store displays. We'll need more staff, too, so make sure to check and share our job listings. Opening date TBD.

Joseph Drushal  
A currency of compassion

He lived a life of a drummer, but all along the way, he was searching for a home that fed his drive to get involved. Joseh Drushal is Gresham ReStore's new assistant manager.

He is intrigued by alternative currency, gift economy,  local activism, electronic music, Settlers of Catan, reuse and, of course, The ReStore. Let us introduce you to  the newest member of our staff!

Gresham ReStore featured

This week the Outlook spotlighted the Gresham ReStore in a terrific article written by Christopher Keizur.  If you missed it, you'll want to read it here.

 (Photo Credit: Gresham Outlook)
Building momentum

We're moving full steam ahead at the Gresham ReStore and we're looking for volunteers to keep the momentum going. Right now, volunteers are very busy painting, building, stocking shelves and putting various finishing touches throughout the store before we can open.

Your help is really needed. To find out about volunteering at Gresham or our other ReStore locations, go to

900 Doors 

Over 900 new interior doors were donated by Inter-Pak Supply, Inc., and here's why:  "We at Inter-Pak Supply Inc, believe that Habitat for Humanity is making an impact not only in affordable housing, but in the very futures of the families that they serve. What a privilege it is to take part in this mission!," said Lisa Corcoran, Inter-Pak general manager.

Thanks, Inter-Pak. Find these doors at all our ReStore locations! 
Rainy day save

When heavy spring rains devastated Rob Hendrickson's State Farm offices last year, his team decided they'd use their own muscle to remodel.  This is how it went down...or up, we should say, but we'll let Rob tell the story:

"Our first stop was always The ReStore as we looked for materials; our favorite finds were the five matching solid-wood doors we used on our interior offices.  They saved us hundreds of dollars and are a very cool talking point.  Additionally, I was advised to have an interior window in my office wall for privacy reasons – literally at the moment the framers were measuring for it – and so I sent my wife to the ReStore where she found exactly the glass I needed and called in the measurements.  The next day it was installed and it looks great!!  All in all we probably saved upwards of a thousand dollars and this was just a small remodel."
As Sgt. Joe Friday might say, there are '8 million' ReStories in the Rose City, and this has been one of them. Want to share yours? Tell us about it HERE.


Out at the Washington County ReStore Raytonia McIntire breathed new life into a couple of discarded bar stools. She used a nice glossy latex paint and coordinating on-trend decorator fabric to do the job. You just have to look at things with new eyes and imagine!


Chloe Wegman won't be outdone. She upcycled this cool and practical hanging rack, adding a pegboard and new caulking to the donation. Use it to hang tools, keys or other items while the hanging bar is great for shop towels, or add some S-hooks and a drill or other small hand or garden tools.


Here's a super fun little project that's easy to do and delivers lots of bling for the buck. We took an old tired stackable chair and painted it with chalk paint (no priming required) then stenciled it using guilding wax. You can't see it here, but the underside is a vibrant red shade and bears a second gilded stencil just for added fun! See this and other DIY projects at the Junk Refunk May 13-14 at the Clackamas County Event Ctr.
We're less than two weeks away from the Junk Refunk Creative Market being held May 13-14 at the Clackamas County Event Center. Bring Mom and make a day of it among over 100 upcycle vendors, creative DIY workshops, Artisan Marketplace, British pub and Downton Abbey-style afternoon tea room.  Of course we hope you'll  stop by The ReStore booth. We'd love to see you! 
Great Gresham giveaway

Remember to enter the great Gresham giveaway to win this cute upcycled cottage shed crafted from 6 doors. The shed is traveling to all of our ReStore locations and wherever it is, there you will find entry forms. No purchase required. We will be giving the cottage shed away at the Gresham ReStore grand opening - exact date TBD. Stay tuned on our homepage and on Facebook and Twitter. Shed schedule details available at 

Who knew? You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your Habitat donation through your employer. Recently Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East launched a new employee matching gift program. Companies like Bank of America, Chase, Fidelity and thousands more participate. Could be your company does, too.  Find out more, GET DETAILS HERE.

This month the Bautista-Reyes family will be getting the keys to their new home! Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is inviting everyone to come out to celebrate the home dedication at McKibbin Commons 5:30pm Thursday, May 18. It's the first dedication of a YouthBuild Vancouver home at the site. YouthBuild Vancouver is a fantastic program that helps at-risk students earn their high school diplomas or GEDs while learning construction skills. McKibbon Commons is located at 1111 SE 77th Ct. in Vancouver. DETAILS HERE


Never been? This year an anonymous donor has pledged to match donations made by first-time donors up to $10,000!

Check in for the breakfast is at 7am, check-in for the lunch is at 11am. Both are being held at Embassy Suites at Washington Square. RSVP by calling 503-844-7606 ext. 101. Details HERE.
Save even more money! Look for color-coded label discounts in all stores. Price tags reflect the discount.