$206,000 and counting: the power of small change

Shelby Chandler | June 4, 2024


Our ReStore teams put operations on pause throughout May to roll up their sleeves and build the next ReStore Round-Up House, all thanks to your generous donations at the register.  We raised $206,000 across our 10 Restores to fund another home in Old Poole Place!

If you’ve shopped at one of the Triangle ReStores, you’ve probably been asked if you want to round up your purchase. Did you know the roundups go directly toward building a house in the Triangle?

For the past three years, we’ve set an annual goal to raise up to $180,000 to fund a house solely through donations at the register. Thanks to your generosity, we’ve both met and exceeded that goal every single year! Our ReStore Round-Up program has fully funded three Habitat homes and counting.

“The program is successful because people feel they are a part of something real, local and tangible,” said Jason Nesler, director of Triangle ReStores. “We support this in stores with our round-up house sign; a real-time countdown that engages our customer and donor base and helps keep folks in tune with the current status of the campaign at any given time.”

Although the ReStores are operated by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, profits are shared with Habitat for Humanity of Orange and Durham counties. This partnership expands reach, allowing us to serve more families and build more homes in surrounding communities. When you round up your purchase, you can feel confident knowing that your money is directly supporting a local family.

This achievement wouldn’t be possible without our ReStore shoppers. Thank you for making a tangible difference in the lives of families in our community!

You can be a part of this initiative by shopping at one of our 10 ReStore locations and rounding up your purchase to the nearest dollar. Small change adds up!


ReStore Round-Up House Staff Build Days