SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — A local organization is opening its doors to volunteers to help recycle worn household items.
Habitat for Humanity functions off of donations. That money is used as part of a global initiative building homes for people in need.
The restore is a donation center that accepts new and gently used household items to resell for profit. The merchandise includes items like couches, tables, chairs and drawers. The items donated aren't always in the best condition. Volunteers come in, refurbish and often times recreate worn goods. Staff say it allows them to effectively recycle without having to toss it out.
"After they're done, we put it on the floor and sell it for a profit. That money goes to the houses," said ReStore Director Lance Morgan.
The ReStore gives volunteers all the resources they need to get the job done from paint to saws and other products. Staff say they're always looking for crafty volunteers willing to lend a helping hand. They also say there's always merchandise needing to be repaired.
Click here for the volunteer application.