Why a New ReStore?
According to Lindsay Hannah, director of development for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne, the ReStore’s is not able to reach its full potential in their current location on Wells street.
“It is not a high-traffic area, it is not easily accessible, the parking is limited, donation drop-off and pick-up was not convenient for customers and the sales floor size limited our ability to properly display all the great items we’re trying to sell.”
With their new location on Lima Road near Glenbrook mall, all of these issues will be resolved and Hannah said Habitat can expect to grow their annual ReStore revenue from $750,00 to $1.5 million within the first few years.
“Doubling our revenue at the ReStore would cover Habitat’s annual operating costs, allowing us to commit 100 percent of donations to families in need of affordable homeownership.”
Why is this so important?
Habitat’s vision is, “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Right now there are more than 1,000 people in Fort Wayne on the waiting list to apply for Habitat’s affordable homeownership program.
The predicted increase in revenue from the new ReStore will support their vision by providing a 300% annual increase in the number of families served through Habitat for Humanity in Fort Wayne. Now that is something to celebrate!
With champagne and local cuisine, the ReStore Your Passion event will cheers to the upcoming grand opening of the new ReStore and benefit Habitat’s Women’s Build. Tickets cost $40 for single attendees, $70 for couples and $25 for groups of at least four people.