1617 1st Ave. N, Billings MT, 59101 | 406-256-0409
Hours: 9am – 5:30pm Monday thru Friday | 9am – 3pm Saturday
We turn your donations of new and gently used home improvement and building materials into homes!
What do we have for you to buy?
Lumber * Molding * Doors * Windows * Appliances * Cabinets * Hardware * Sinks * Electrical/Lighting
Drywall * Plumbing * Latex Paint * Carpet/Vinyl/Laminate * Vinyl Siding* Tile
Habitat launched the Habitat ReStore blog on Earth Day this year, and so far it has been a huge success, reaching thousands of people in the first month. Our posts range from do-it-yourself ideas and home improvement projects to green living tips and reuse possibilities, and we’re a resource for those looking for inspiration or for those just looking for tips on how to live a little greener.
The facts are astounding: Around the world, 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter. More than 100 million people worldwide are homeless. One in 4 lives in conditions that are harmful to health, safety, prosperity and opportunity. Most studies conclude that one-third of homeless people in the U.S. are children.
The prognosis is alarming: By 2030, UN-HABITAT estimates an additional 3 billion people will need access to housing, requiring 96,150 new affordable units every day to meet the need. By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, causing slums and unplanned settlements to swell.
Together, we can make a difference: World Habitat Day was formalized in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly, which set aside the first Monday in October to recognize the basic need for adequate shelter and to encourage all of us to do our part in addressing that need. Habitat for Humanity supports this effort with actions and events that help address the need and bring attention to this important issue.
On Monday, Oct. 6, we will observe World Habitat Day with worldwide activities and messages that focus on the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter. We will advocate for decent housing for all people, declaring that poverty housing is morally and socially unacceptable. In conjunction with these activities, the 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Thousands of Habitat volunteers will come together Oct. 5-11 to build homes and raise awareness.
Locally, you may recall that each autumn Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley celebrates its International Day of Prayer, and World Habitat Day. This year, our Church Relations Committee is planning a Day of Prayer event to take place on Saturday, October 4th, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
The event will begin with a brief prayer service and music, a time of renewed prayer and support for all those in need of decent, affordable shelter, both in our community and around the world. This will be followed by an ice cream social. It will take place inside our ReStore, located at 1617 1st Avenue North here in Billings.
Get down to the ReStore on United Nations World Habitat Day, Monday, October 6th, donate $5 or more, and the ReStore will give you a reusable shopping tote with the World Habitat Day logo on it. Make your donation, use your tote, and let others see that you are working to end poverty housing in our corner of the world!
We hope that you will join us in our Day of Prayer and ice cream social, and come in on Monday, make a modest donation, and get your free tote bag. Thank you for being our partners in support of eliminating poverty housing in Yellowstone County.
We are a home improvement products and building material re-sale store that raises money to help fund home construction for low-income families in Yellowstone County, Montana.
We receive donations of new and used home improvement products and building materials from individuals who are remodeling, contractors who have leftover items and businesses that have unwanted or returned items they can’t use. We sell these items at a fraction of the “new” price.
Our store helps homeowners fix up their houses at a price that is affordable. ReStores also keep tons of items out of the landfill. There are hundreds of Habitat for Humanity ReStores all over the world. Now Billings has one of its very own to help you in your construction needs.