Meet the ReStore team of volunteers, be inspired by upcycling projects, have a go and see how easy it is to repurpose common household items and give them a new lease of life. Find out how you can donate anything from your leftover paint to your old kitchen.
Meet the volunteers
Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be at the show all weekend. We will teach you how to do a simple upcycle and give you ideas on how we can reuse all sorts of different materials in our homes.
Find out more at https://www.habitatireland.org/
The key community benefits are:
Low income families have access to low cost home improvement materials
Opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to learn new skills, build positive relationships and improve well being
Tons of material diverted from landfill protecting the environment
ReStore is a unique, holistic workplace; where everybody has something to contribute and something to gain from serving the wider community.
Since opening the first ReStore in Europe over 10 years ago in Lisburn, there are now 4 stores in Northern Ireland with a 5th opening in Belfast in Spring 2023. Last year Habitat opened the first ReStore in the Republic of Ireland in Drogheda. ReStores have a significant impact for local people and the wider community.
The government has key targets for recycling and waste reduction; ReStore provides an opportunity to deliver on the ‘Green agenda’ and advocate for a more sustainable future. ReStore provides a platform for companies to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Materials donated are not further processed, but reused, which is a significant advantage for the environment.