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Honolulu ReStore- Habitat for Humanity

Honolulu ReStore- Habitat for Humanity


Trini: IF YOU LOVE SHOPPING AND LOVE GETTING GREAT DEALS, YOU’LL WANT TO HEAD TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE. THEY’VE GOT IT ALL. AND THE BEST PART U IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. IN THE HEART OF KALIHI IS THIS HIDDEN GEM. IT’S HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S HONOLULU RESTORE, AND WE’RE LEARNING ALL ABOUT IT TODAY. I’M HERE WITH THE STORE MANAGER APRIL. HELLO. GOOD MORNING. Trini: GOOD MORNING. TELL US ABOUT THIS GREAT STORE. THE HONOLULU HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS A HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE AND DONATION RECEIVING CENTER. WE OPERATE IN KALIHI, SERVING THE LARGE COMMUNITY OF OAHU. WE’RE OPENING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. WE OFFER NEW AND GENTLY USED APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, HOME ACCESSORIES AND MORE. Trini: I ADMITS, I LOVE STORES LIKE THIS. I LOVE WHERE YOU CAN BUY USED FURNITURE AND CLEAN IT UP, MAKE YOU HAVE A LOT OF GREAT STUFF. I SEE SOME NEW APPLIANCES WITH THE WRAPPING STILL ON. THANK YOU. WE HAVE SOME PHENOMENAL DONORS. SOME COME WITH A ONE ONE-YEAR WARRANT. HABITAT’S MISSION IS SIMPLE, WE BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO BUILD HOMES, COMMUNITY AND HOPE. WE’RE SUPPORTING THE MISSION IN MANY OTHER WAYS. OUR SHOPPERS HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION. THE PROCEEDS GO TO HOME BUILD. VOLUNTEERS HELP TO BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY AND DONORS GIVE HOPE TO THE NEW HOMEOWNERS. Trini: THERE’S A LOT OF COMPETITION WITH THE BIG BOX RETAILORS BUT WHY SHOULD SOMEONE SHOP HERE? WIN-WIN. EVERYBODY BENEFITS. OUR SHOPPERS GET AMAZING PRODUCTS WELL BELOW RETAIL. OUR VOLUNTEERS DONATE THEIR TIME AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. AND ALL THE DONATIONS ARE KEPT OUT OF THE LANDFILLS. WE ESTIMATE AROUND 220-TONS EACH YEAR, AND IT’S A DIFFERENT MEANING FOR RETAIL THERAPY WHEN IT GOES BACK TO SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE. Trini: I USED TO DO A LOT OF STORIES ON ILLEGAL DUMPING. A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE WANT TO GET RID OF THEIR STUFF. SO THEY LEAVE IT ON THEIR WALKS. HOPING BULKY ITEM WILL PICK IT UP AND SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. SURE. WE’RE HERE TO GIVE A NEW PLACE — A NEW HOME. GIVE NEW LIVE TO THOSE ITEMS. SOMEBODY COULD COME HERE, RESTORE THEM AND BRING THEM BACK TO LIFE. Trini: GREAT. HOW DOES THIS PLACE WORK? SO HERE AT THE HONOLULU RESTORE, WE SEVEN ACCEPT DONATIONS. WE’RE HAPPY TO OFFER PREDONATION PICK UP EVERY MONDAY. WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, CUSTOMERS CAN SHOP WITH US 9:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. WE TAKE THOSE, CLEAN THEM UP, PUT THEM ON OUR SALES FLOOR AND OUR CUSTOMERS CAN SHOP FROM OUR WIDE INVENTORY. Trini: GREAT. SO MONDAY, YOU GUYS WILL PICK UP. TUESDAY YOUR RECEIVING CENTER IS OPEN, AND PEOPLE SHOP WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. I LIKE THAT. I CAN REMEMBER THAT. IF PEOPLE WANT TO HELP THE RESTORE OR VOLUNTEER OR GET INVOLVED IN SOME WAY, HOW CAN THEY DO THAT? SURE, THERE’S GREAT WAYS TO GET INVOLVED. ONE WAY IS TO SHOP WITH US. BY SHOPPING AT THE RESTORE, YOU’RE SUPPORTING OUR CAUSE AND GETTING GREAT PRICES. YOU CAN VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME. WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS. WE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT THEM. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU CAN DONATE. WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE ACCEPT IN KNOWN DAYSES THAT WE OFFER HERE AND WE’RE HAPPY TO PICK THOSE UP FROM THE APPLIANCES, HOUSEWAY AND SO MUCH MORE. CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT WWW.HONOLULU HABITAT.ORG. Trini: APRIL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ALL THAT BUT IT’S TIME FOR ME TO START HELPING. HOW ABOUT WE GO SHOPPING. LET’S GO. TAIZO: YOU DID SPEND TIME THERE. TRINI: I DID. I WAS SHOCKED I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS PLACE. AS YOU KNOW, I LOVE SHOPPING FOR HOME STUFF. I THOUGHT THAT I KNEW EVERY STORE OUT THERE. THERE WAS A COUPLE OF RENTALS I WAS HAVING TO FURNISH, AND I LOVE GOING TO PLACES LIKE THAT. YOU FIND THE BEST DEALS, AND GREAT STUFF. THE THING IS, THEY GET NEW STUFF ALL THE TIME. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP VISITING. TAIZO: I’M GLAD YOU SHOT A GOT THERE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF PAINT. YOU HAVE ONE ROOM, YOU DON’T NEED A WHOLE BUNCH. THE PRICES ARE AMAZING.

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