New Habitat ReStore location will celebrate a grand opening weekend this May.
New Port Richey, FL— Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties will be celebrating the grand opening of the New Port Richey ReStore on May 13 and 14, 2022.
It’s Palm Harbor ReStore has relocated to this new location at 6431 US Highway 19, just north of Main Street in the Vanderbilt shopping center. Store hours are 9 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Saturday. The grand opening weekend will feature a ribbon cutting with the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce, a live remote with HITS 106, food trucks, outdoor games, giveaways, and great deals.
WHAT: Habitat ReStore New Port Richey Grand Opening Weekend
WHEN: Friday, May 13 & 14
Friday, May 13 | 11 AM – Ribbon Cutting with the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 14 | 12 PM – 2 PM – Live remote with HITS 106
WHERE: 6431 US Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
“The grand opening of this new location is an exciting milestone for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties”, explains Mike Sutton, president and CEO of the affiliate. “The New Port Richey ReStore location will serve as a hub for shoppers, donors, homeowner candidates and volunteers to engage with the Habitat mission in Pasco County.”
In early 2019, the Pinellas and West Pasco affiliates of Habitat for Humanity merged with the idea to serve more families. The affiliates merged with a common goal to increase affordable homeownership opportunities within Western Pasco County. Since then, the affiliate has been successful in completing 18 homes; raising production an estimated 900%.
“Our work in West Pasco is just beginning… we recently purchased a nearly 5-acre site off of Little Road with plans to develop a 30-unit subdivision”, said Sutton. “Located directly across the street from the new VA Outpatient Center and just a block north of the West Pasco Government Center, we are beyond excited about this opportunity for the residents of Pasco County.”
The New Port Richey ReStore location continue to build this momentum for affordable homeownership opportunities in Pasco County.
The Habitat ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center, is open to the public and sells a variety of new and gently used building materials and home furnishings at discounted prices. Proceeds from the ReStore support the Habitat for Humanity homebuyer program.
“Shoppers can feel good about their purchases – each item sold helps support the home builds of families in the program”, said Sutton. “When a shopper purchases a set of kitchen cabinets or a new couch at the ReStore, they are directly impacting a local family.”
Along with shopping, community members can also donate gently used items to the ReStore. Each year the ReStores keep nearly 800 tons of reusable materials from landfills. Those looking to donate to the ReStore can schedule contactless pick-ups online at habitatpwp.org/restore or via phone at (727) 209-2199. Both the Clearwater and New Port Richey locations accept donations thru the drop-off area as well.
In addition to shopping and donating, volunteer opportunities are also available through the ReStore. Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to assist with processing donations, assisting customers and more. The ReStores offer a great alternative for those who cannot volunteer their time on a build site but want to make a huge impact.
Each year, the Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco ReStores sponsor a deserving family. The most recent ReStore-sponsored homeowner partner, the Pici family, completed the program and celebrated the dedication of their home in New Port Richey April 2022.
For more information, please visit habitatpwp.org/restore.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 940 families and individuals through its new home buyer and exterior repair programs using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their ReStores, home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.