Habitat resale store celebrates five years with open house Saturday

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WARSAW — Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County is celebrating five years of operating the ReSale Outlet, a storefront that accepts and sells donations to raise funds for Habitat’s programs.

The celebration is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, at 3970 Corridor Drive, Warsaw

There will be storewide sales, special items for sale, a silent auction, giveaways and food trucks.

“For five years, this store has grown with the support of the community, and it has become a real blessing to Habitat here locally,” said Ben Logan, director of Habitat. “Our programs are growing and the revenue from the ReSale Outlet has been critical to that growth. We are excited to celebrate the five-year mark and look forward to the next five!”

The ReSale Outlet is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It accepts furniture, cabinetry, appliances, flooring, plumbing, lighting, building materials, home décor and more. Each item is cleaned and tested by volunteers, then sold to raise money for Habitat.

“In 2023, our store sold nearly 30,000 items,” said Stephanie Morris, store manager for the ReSale Outlet. “Those are 30,000 items that avoided the landfill and found a second life. Because of this store, thousands of items each year are reused and repurposed, all while supporting Habitat’s mission.”

The ReSale Outlet will be open for customers during the celebration event. 

Because of the anticipated traffic, those wanting to drop off donations are encouraged to come In Thursday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will not be accepted on Saturday, May 4.

Habitat thanks the businesses who have already donated to the silent auction: Rocksteady, Salvitori’s, Boathouse, Hacienda, The Frog, Ritters, Wings Etc., Circle Disk Golf, Polywood, Rockbottom, Builders Mart, LT Siding, Oak & Alley, Arby’s, Elliot’s Custom Trailers (for additional parking).

To donate items to the silent auction, email steph@kosciuskohabitat.org.

To donate items to the ReSale Outlet, visit kosciuskohabitat.org/donate.

To sign up to volunteer at the ReSale Outlet, visit kosciuskohabitat.org/volunteer.

To get a weekly sneak peak of new items for sale, follow the ReSale Outlet on Facebook.