FAQs | ReStore by Habitat for Humanity | Omaha, Neb.

FAQs

Is Habitat ReStore open to the public?

Yes, everyone is welcome to shop, donate or volunteer at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore locations. 

Why shop at the Omaha ReStore?

When you visit one of our Omaha ReStore locations, you will find unique furniture and home improvement items at a reasonable price. 

Many people use the ReStores to find items that they can’t find at other stores. From vintage pieces, items to upcycle/repurpose to DIY projects, home and commercial renovations. Every item that we can rehome, is an item kept out of landfills. 

What is the Omaha ReStore’s Goal?

Our goal is simple. We aim to earn revenue for Habitat for Humanity of Omaha so we can in turn help more working families in need of affordable housing in our local community. Every dollar earned after operational expenses goes directly into our Affordable Homeownership Program. 

How does the Omaha ReStore price items?

We understand that price can be an important factor when you shop at either of our Omaha ReStores, which is why we strive for competitive pricing. 

Typically, our pricing is 40%-70% lower than the current retail market for donated items. As the retail market prices shift, our pricing will reflect those current retail trends. 

Items brought into the ReStore Market are priced by that Market Vendor, who receive the majority of the profit with a portion donated to Habitat.

What is the Omaha ReStore’s pricing assessment process?

  • Assess the condition of the item(s) we receive to ensure it meets the guidelines of items that go onto our floor. 
  • Research & appraise the item(s) and/or what an equivalent item(s) sells for at other retailers. 
  • Determine pricing based on initial assessment, volume and demand while factoring the reduced cost of typically 40%-70% less than what other retailers are selling this item for. 

If you have any questions about our pricing, please talk to one of our Habitat Omaha ReStore staff. 

How often do Omaha’s Habitat ReStore outlets get new merchandise?

Donations come in on a daily basis, meaning both Habitat ReStore locations consistently have new merchandise for sale. Some items, such as paint and flooring, are always in stock. 

Where are Omaha’s Habitat ReStore’s located?

South Habitat ReStore: 1003 S. 24th St., Omaha, NE 68108 (One block south of Leavenworth St.) 
West Habitat ReStore: 10910 Emmet St., Omaha, NE 68164 (Northwest of 108th and Maple Streets) 

What are the store hours?

South Habitat ReStore: Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday: Closed
West Habitat ReStore: Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday: Closed 

eStore: shop online 24/7! Click here 

Where does the merchandise come from?

Merchandise comes from donations from private individuals, local contractors and businesses as well as purchased new from wholesalers like other retail stores. Items in the ReStore Market are brought in and curated by the Market Vendors.

How do I donate to Habitat ReStore?

You can drop off your items at our donation centers during regular business hours or schedule a pickup for larger items. Pickups are scheduled based on zip code and are available Monday – Friday. For questions about accepted items, please visit our donations page. For any further questions or to inquire about scheduling a pickup, please call at (402) 934-1033. 

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes, you will be given a tax receipt that can be used for deduction purposes. 

Does Habitat ReStore place a value for tax purposes on donated items?

No, the value is determined by you and your accountant. 

How can my business get involved?

Businesses can donate surplus inventory, reusable leftover material or a supply of incorrectly ordered material. Please call our donation line at (402) 934-1033 with any questions. 

How can I get involved?

There are three ways to get involved with Habitat ReStore—donating, shopping and volunteering. There are a number of service opportunities at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore outlets. Volunteers do everything from accepting and loading donations to answering the phone and working with customers. If you’re interested in donating, please call (402) 934-1033. To find out more about volunteering at Habitat ReStore, visit our volunteer page. 

When you shop at Omaha Habitat ReStore, you support Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, the families we serve and the environment. It’s a win-win!