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ReStore: Did You Know

    Did You know?

    Our mission at Cape ReStore is to help communities by taking donated items and reselling those items to support our Habitat for Humanity in building affordable housing hard-working, low-income families.

    Why ReStore?

    The Cape Habitat for Humanity helps us build Community by:

    • Generating revenue that is put directly back into Cape Habitat for Humanity programs and services
    •  Offering affordably priced and diverse selection of home improvement materials
    •  Supporting community development by offering affordable material and hosting community events

    The Cape Habitat ReStore inventory changes every day thank to your donations. Drop off, used or new building materials, furniture, appliances, etc. at our ReStore Donation Center (2365 Rust Ave., Cape Girardeau) or call for pick up service at 573-651-9080.

    Shop the store that helps build homes! You never know what you’re going to find for the selection varies depending on what has been donated. Every trip is different. What you see is not always what you end up with. Many shop at the ReStore to find items they can upcycle and transform into something new.

    Want To Volunteer?

    Anyone and everyone willing to dedicate their time in our projects can volunteer with us. We welcome volunteers in any form; be it individual, group, corporate, or in a form of community services and internships. Please contact our office for details. We can't do it without you.

    We strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to our community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure Cape Habitat ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers.

    Volunteers provide support in a wide variety of ways, such as:

    • Customer service
    • Stocking store shelves
    • Unloading trucks
    •  Furniture repair and refurbishing
    •  Cashier

    Office Address:
    Store Entrance:
    Office Phone:

    2365 Rust Avenue Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
    Commercial Street
    Thursday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    The Groundbreaking

    Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, hosted the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 to launch a new Habitat home construction in Jackson at the home site on James Street. The Boyd family was finally ready to break ground; taking the first step of their journey.

    The groundbreaking began at 12 p.m. at the lot. Many people from community joined the groundbreaking.

    After a long wait, involving a tremendous community effort to help raise funds, the event commenced.

    The Boyd family broke ground, their smiles of anticipation for the future crossed their faces. Not even the bleak winter atmosphere could not dull the excitement. Applauds resounded in congratulations.

    A very special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for all the hard work they put into this project. This groundbreaking ceremony was truly a huge success. 

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    Meet Jennifer
    Meet JenniferJennifer is a remarkable woman.  At an early age, she made the decision that she did not want children.  However, life rarely unfolds as we have it planned out.  In those following years, Jennifer would watch a movie that would forever change her life and lead her to consider adoption as an option.  Today, the lady who didn't want children is a wonderful mother. Jennifer has six foster children whom she is in the process of adopting.  A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, hard-working, determined and focused all describe Jennifer. 

    When Jennifer heard about Habitat for Humanity from a cousin, she thought that this would provide her with the perfect opportunity to provide a home for her family.  Jennifer has a steady income. She fell within Habitat's income guidelines and not only was she willing and able to partner with Habitat to build up her sweat equity hours, she may well have reached those needed hours in record time.  Perhaps you had the chance to meet Jennifer as she achieved a number of her hours volunteering at Habitat's Restore.

    Jennifer exemplifies one of Habitat's core beliefs, it's not about giving a hand out, it is all about giving a hand up.  In this case, a hand up to a woman who has made an incredible difference in the lives of six young children.  Six children, who without Jennifer would still likely be in the foster system.  Six young children who, thanks to your support, will soon call a Habitat house ... Home!
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    When you hear about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, the first thought that might come to mind is a hammer and nails.  While our volunteers that help with the actual construction of our homes are invaluable, so are the countless volunteers that help our organization in other ways as well.

    Meet Mike Baughman.  Mike, a truck driver from Perryville, MO, injured his back on the job.  After a great deal of therapy, he was cleared to perform light duty work prior to being able to return to the rigors of his old job.  Mike drives down from Perryville 4 days a week and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity's Cape Girardeau Restore.  Here, you'll find him opening boxes, pricing items, placing items for sale on the store's shelves, organizing items and more.  Mike Baughman has been a great asset and an invaluable volunteer.

    The Habitat vision sees a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.  Our mission seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  We can only accomplish that mission with the help and support of caring volunteers that serve in a myriad of ways.

    So, in the future, when you hear about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, know that opportunities abound.  Would you like to volunteer?  Whether you pick up a hammer or a pricing gun, nails or pricing labels, a sheet of plywood or a mop, know that your willingness to serve as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity makes a very real difference!
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    Jim Plassman is a retired parole officer who started to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Cape Area for past few years. He has worked on three houses built in Cape and Jackson neighborhood so far. He eagerly looks forward to work on the next three houses scheduled to build this year in Cape and Jackson area.

    Along with helping build the houses, Jim has been a great asset for Habitat for Humanity ReStore as well. He has been giving ReStore his valuable time and skills to improve store layout in more than one ways. He took the lead in building the processing area wall, building shelves and creating more floor space for different big items as doors, bathroom accessories sinks etc. He also took part in three deconstruction projects we have had this year.

    Jim always spreads positivity with his smile and energy. We feel blessed to have him as a volunteer!

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    Habitat for Humanity ReStore has hosted many DIY projects in the past few months, the most recent being the Shimmering Wall Art project. This fun and easy project was led by Sandra Croule from Ipseity Creative. 

    This DIY theme was to create a wall decoration out of shims and mirrors (Sandra added another quick DIY of making trays out of the shims as well). We had about 12 kids aged 5-12 who participated in this workshop. According to the kids, painting the shims in different colors and placing them around the mirror was their favorite part of the project!

    This project was as much fun to the parents and guardians as it was for the kids. Many shoppers who came with their kids later wanted to join the workshop and enjoyed it as well! The workshop was initially $10, included all materials needed and the kids were able to take the finish product with them. 

    We have held few other workshops in the past, and we are willing to host more workshops at ReStore if anyone is willing to volunteer with new ideas and creativity. We always have so many materials that can be repurposed or redesigned for better use!
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