May 23, 2013
If you are looking for some great finds at great prices for your furniture and décor collection, then mark your calendar for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ Growing in Style Event. This once in a lifetime auction will be in Des Peres on June 6th including some exquisite pieces from from Currey & Company, Elizabeth Marshall, Frederick Cooper, Global Views, John Richard, La Barge, Maitland-Smith, and more. The event will be held in the soon-to-open ReStore Des Peres, which is located behind Sam’s Club on Manchester at 2117 Sams Drive, Des Peres, MO 63108.
Admission is free, but if you want to get a jump on the bidding competition there is a special VIP hour where attendees can have the first chance to purchase items from the unique collection with “buy-it-now” prices. Visit our Growing in Style page for more information and to RSVP for this special event!
May 22, 2013
At least 20 volunteers are needed on May 28 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Volunteers will be assisting in collecting donations for the ReStore from the Bellerive Country Club from the recent PGA Senior Tournament. Tasks will include cutting and removing large pieces of carpet as well as dismantling a large set of stairs to salvage the lumber. For more information on this opportunity please visit our Volunteer Connect page.
May 21, 2013
We would like give a big shout out to all who have helped during the recent break-ins and say THANK YOU!
All of the donations, tweets, Facebook posts, and support have shown that commitment to the Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis mission runs deep within the community. As well as the gracious gifts from individuals, we received substantial donations from Home Depot, Ridgid, and Makita to help replace the stolen tools.
The need for affordable housing is steadily increasing. Your continued support is essential, in order for HFHSL to serve more families. With more than 80 percent of all HFHSL homes built through volunteer labor, we continue to work to increase our efficiencies as we work on multiple projects simultaneously. With that said, there is always a need, a need for more friends, a need for more tools, or a need for more funds. YOU make the difference.
Our partner families and future homebuyers greatly appreciate all that has been done, and are ever grateful for all support that can be provided. Once again, for past and future donations and assistance, thank you!
May 20, 2013
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
Volunteers are needed from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, May 21 at ReStore Des Peres to assist with dismantling pallets. Salvaged wood from the pallets will be used in the lobby design at the entrance to the store. Those interested can register here.
May 10, 2013
On Saturday, May 18th Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will be hosting their second Electronics Recycling Drive in 2013. If you were wondering what to do with that old keyboard that has a bunch of letters missing, then come down to the new ReStore Des Peres, located at 2117 Sam's Drive (behind Sam’s Club), where you can recycle it responsibly. The event will be hosted in conjuction with SpectrumEcycle, a St. Louis based recycling company. A few of the items they can take are listed below, and a full list of items is available on their website. The event will begin at 8:00am and go until 12:00pm.
May 08, 2013
Habitat partner families would not experience the joy and excitment of building and purchasing a new home without many things. One of those things is the tools to build their home. In two separate incidences, thieves broke into both a trailer and a metal roll-off on our build site in Carondelet. Over $13,000 worth of tools, including power tools, was stolen. We suspect the thieves had knowledge of what they taking, as they targeted high-dollar items.
All tools are permanently labeled with either black or silver paint "HFHSL" or "HFHSTL" and "Not for Sale." Because the tools were to be used to build 5 houses, there were multiples of some of the items.
We ask that if neighbors or the public see or hear anything suspicious, or have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
May 07, 2013
We’ve received our initial occupancy permit! It’s an exciting step in getting the new Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStore Des Peres up and running, because now we can begin to set up shelves and start stocking all those great materials you are able to find at ReStore Forest Park. Our staff will be busy these next few weeks painting, installing, and cleaning in preparation for our final occupancy permit. Please note, ReStore Des Peres won’t be able to take donations from the public quite yet, so please continue to take those to ReStore Forest Park.
May 04, 2013