Gresham ReStore 
The Update

It's exciting to see crews progress toward opening day of the new Gresham ReStore. Right now individual and team volunteers are working on setting up gondola shelving inside, and repairing the loading dock fence outside.

We're also looking for donations of:
- pallet racks
- gondola shelving
If you can help, please contact Joe Connell: 
Volunteers needed: 

Have a bit of spare time? Consider volunteering at The ReStore. There are spots available at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver and setting up our new ReStore in Gresham. Once you register online at, you can sign up for a specific shift - whether it's for a single day, or if you'd like to make it a regular thing (and we hope you do!)

In Gresham, volunteers are needed weekdays from 10 am until 2 pm. 

Pictured:Gresham volunteers, including the Green Team (aka City of Gresham Solid Waste and Recycling).
AN INSIDE VIEW: When it opens, the Gresham ReStore will be our largest area ReStore to date-- with 27,000 sf soon to be filled with furniture, appliances, building materials, housewares and other home goods. Keep tabs on our progress on Facebook and Twitter.
Brieana Weaver:
Gresham manager named

It's sounds romantically trendy to house a Habitat ReStore in an old abandoned winery, but the way Brieana Weaver tells it, it was way more shabby than chic. No electricity, no running water, no plumbing. Plenty of flashlights saw volunteers through at the ReStore where Brieana got her start. Since then she's held just about every job in our stores. Yet once again she's stepping into a new role, a new challenge..This time in Gresham!
City Sprint
Choosing The ReStore

Shoppers discover something new (and used) every day at The ReStore, and thanks to business partner City Sprint that includes over 30 beautiful brand new queen-size bed frames. John Shelley, City Sprint director of operations, said the beds are discontinued inventory from Home Depot. They asked City Sprint to donate the items to the charity of their choice. City Sprint chose Habitat ReStore. 

"We've been using you guys for years," Shelley said. "And you would think being bedroom sets it's kind of a natural fit with Habitat for Humanity."

Along with the bed donation, City Sprint  donated over 30 large vinyl windows and about 140 doors. Shelley explained that everything is custom built to spec, and if--for whatever reason-- a contractor can't use the materials ordered, the items are returned to the warehouse. That can result in a great donation for The ReStore.

Thanks for five plus years of consistently great donations, City Sprint!

Habitat ReStores accept housewares, furniture, home goods and appliances.


No top, no bottom, no problem...for Scott Pitts. Scott, store associate at the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store, gave some purpose to this derelict barrel by adding a table top built from donated 12"  scrap wood pieces. Now it's patio perfect for a spring yard party! 
PIZAZZLED: PDX ReStore volunteer Georgia Clark put her extraordinary skills to work by reupholstering a rather ordinary chair into a designer masterpiece. This time Georgia played up reuse by utilizing a spare drapery panel to redefine the design. Lovely!

FUNCTIONAL FUN! Nothing goes to waste when Pam Israel is at the helm. Pam, who supervised the warehouse at the Clark County Habitat Store for several years, is now the floor supervisor. She repurposed a discarded table top into a whimsical tray using two shades of blue paint, cabinet handles and decals. You can do the same with cabinet doors.

A cabinet door gets a rustic makeover, farmhouse style with scraps and skill from Mark Haley, The ReStore's business relations director.

Mark took a cabinet door, cut out one panel and replaced it with chicken wire, painted the lower panel with chalkboard paint and sanded the rest to reveal wood wear. He trimmed the sides with pieces of barn wood,  added a collection of knobs and hooks then topped it off with a strip of corrugated barn roof metal.  


17 Shades of great! 

Recycled paint even Martha Stewart could love! Starting in mid February our ReStores will begin stocking recycled paint from Green Sheen in 17 decorator-friendly shades.
Green Sheen paint is tested to ensure its quality before it is repackaged for sale, saving our customer 50-75 percent versus buying from traditional retailers. Price: $16/gallon, $68/5-gallon container. Find it at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver -and soon in Gresham!


NEW! Repair Café Clark County is hosting their first event in March at the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store. It's a new group organized by the City of Vancouver, Clark County, area businesses and volunteers. They are currently looking for volunteer fixers for this and subsequent Repair Cafés in Clark County. If you want to find out more, email them at or find them on Facebook. 

PORTLAND/METRO EAST: In January, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East was named by the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s most admired nonprofit organizations.  “Being recognized like this by the peers in our community is a tremendous honor,” said Tor Ostrom, Habitat’s Director of Volunteer Programs and Corporate Engagement. To date, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has served over 1,600 people in Portland and Gresham through new home construction and home repairs. 

SAVE THE DATE for ALMEA Insurance’s Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Evergreen Habitat for Humanity being held Friday, September 15 at Camas Meadows Golf Course. 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Wooden (x107) or Ken Schmidt (x112) at 360-694-7994. For more information or to register, download the registration form here or call ALMEA at 360-694-7994.

In 2016, 97 homeowners paid $206,000 in property taxes to Washington County. In December,  Mark Forker, executive director of Willamette West Habitat for Humanity, presented a symbolic check to the Washington County Board of Commissioners as well as to area city councils to signify how proud Habitat for Humanity homeowners are to contribute their fair share to support public services. 
Be the first to know about  RESTORE  flash sales!
Text "HABITAT" to 555888.
Save even more money! Look for color-coded label discounts in all stores. Price tags reflect the discount.