Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s ReStore offers a unique and significant opportunity for the organization to increase revenue and, in turn, build and repair more homes for Philadelphians living in poverty. Despite a strong business model and success in other cities, the local ReStore had struggled financially. Determined to diagnose the problem and turn the fledgling business around, Habitat enlisted professional counsel on retail management and real estate and determined that the store’s location was dramatically hindering its potential.
By Pat Loeb, CBS Philly
A Habitat for Humanity store opened its doors in South Philadelphia, with the proceeds going towards building homes for people in need. (WPVI)
Angelly Carrion, Philadelphia Magazine
The corridor is growing slowly, but surely.
The Philadelphia Eagles defensive linemen Brandon Bair, Fletcher Cox, Taylor Hart, Bennie Logan and quarterback Mark Sanchez volunteered their time this week at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to refurbish furniture, stock shelves, load fixtures onto trucks, tag supplies and much more. The ReStore accepts these new and gently-used home goods, fixtures and building supplies in an effort to build and repair homes in partnership with families in need.