CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2020) – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee (HFHMCTN) has launched an online retail store to sell donated items, focusing on home goods, furniture, and building supplies.
The Clarksville ReStore is a critical revenue source for the Clarksville-based housing ministry. Since closing in March due to COVID-19, Habitat developed the online platform to fund its homebuilding programs for low-income families in Clarksville-Montgomery County.
“2020 started out as a milestone year with funding secured for three new homes in our first three months, then coronavirus hit,” HFHMCTN Executive Director Rob Selkow said. “It’s our hope that shoppers will use and share our online store to help make up the shortfall and maintain all programs and projects.”
By visiting shopclarksvillerestore.org, buyers can shop by category or browse the available inventory as items are added daily. Categories include cabinets, flooring, furniture, home decor, lawn and garden, lighting, and miscellaneous.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, items sold in the online store are available for pickup by appointment only. Once an item is purchased online, staff will contact the buyer to schedule an appointment. Customers must be able to load their own items. Items are sold as is and returns will not be accepted once the buyer picks up the item. Deliveries and shipping are not currently available.
Donations are encouraged. All items for sale through ReStore have been donated by individuals, businesses, and churches and the need for donations has never been greater.
“We are accepting donations, though we cannot assist with unloading due to limited staff availability,” Selkow said. “We ask that donations be left in view of our security cameras, because we have experienced periodic theft of donations during the pandemic.”
Donations should be dropped off at the rear loading dock at 404 Madison Street in downtown Clarksville.
The physical location remains closed through the end of April, and an official reopening date has not yet been announced. Follow Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County and the Clarksville ReStore on Facebook or sign up for the e-newsletter for updates.