In the past year (2018-2019), thanks to generous donations from individuals and community businesses, the HabiStore was able to divert 1,040 tons of building materials, appliances, new and gently used furniture, and home accessories from the local landfill. That’s more than double the tonnage the HabiStore saved from the landfill in previous years!
The HabiStore serves as a recycling hub that helps keep usable household items out of landfills. All sales generated by the HabiStore directly support the building of additional energy-efficient, affordable homes in the Tucson community.
“Everything we do here helps build their house,” HabiStore volunteer Herb said. “Habitat’s mission here is phenomenal. The money we raise for that is amazing.”
The HabiStore was also able to recycle over 50 cars through our Cars for Homes program. A program that takes old cars off the road and turn the proceeds into homes in our local community. We accept all kinds of vehicles, including: cars, trucks, RV’s, vans, SUV’s, boats and motorcycles whether they are running or not. Towing is free!
1,040 tons saved from the landfill last year thanks to donations to the HabiStore
The HabiStore is Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s home improvement outlet where you’ll discover something new and used every day.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The HabiStore serves as a recycling hub that helps people keep working, useable household items out of landfills.
All sales directly support the building of additional energy-efficient homes in the community. The store utilizes photovoltaic systems and high-efficiency lighting to reduce electricity costs by 50%.
The HabiStore is the ultimate leader in recycling practices by selling used goods. The store also recycles metal materials from unsalable items.
It’s good for you and the environment.
Habitat Tucson accepts vehicle donations, which allow them to continue purchasing the needed building materials for future homes. It is a great way to recycle, as old cars can be a strain on the environment.
Habitat for Humanity Tucson strongly believes that sustainability is a necessary component to creating a lasting impact and partnership with the community. Habitat Tucson is committed to building homes, community and hope. It offers an innovative solution to the problem of poverty in local neighborhoods by offering a hand up.
Habitat Tucson continues to innovate and build homes that meet and exceed community and national standards. By incorporating the newest technologies – LED lighting, high-efficiency and recycled insulation product, smart thermostats and appliances – Habitat Tucson remains a forerunner in the fight to protect local and communal environments. We continue to improve building strategies that more efficiently use materials to further reduce waste. Habitat also provides opportunities to educate homeowners on the importance of stewardship in their neighborhoods and encourages the use of gray water and rainwater harvesting.
In 2015, Habitat Tucson won the BrightEE Award from Tucson Electric Power in the nonprofit category for adopting significant energy saving measures. TEP has also partnered with Habitat in an effort to provide new homes with solar arrays.
Additionally, Habitat homes are Energy Star rated, with Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense certifications – the EPA trifecta of high-efficiency building. Going green isn’t just something that Habitat for Humanity Tucson strives for, it’s part of our core philosophies.
We sell new and used building materials, appliances, furniture and other home goods at deeply discounted prices. All sales help fund home building and repair projects right here in our community.
We accept a variety of new and reclaimed building materials, furniture and appliances in good working condition. Please see our donation guide for details on what we can an cannot accept.
Our volunteers have a lot of roles to fill — from providing helpful customer service to creating DIY projects and displays, repairing furniture, and organizing stock. We’ll find a place where you’ll fit in and a role that interests you.