This week New Orleans Habitat ReStore is shining a thankful light on PEMBA Lighting, Electrical, & Automation, a new donor that recently sent a collection of high quality Murray Feiss lighting fixtures our way.
PEMBA, which is an acronym for Professional Engineering Masters of Better Automation, is a woman-owned business with a lighting showroom in Belle Chase. Owner Patricia Smith began the business in 1997 and ran it out of her home office until 2006 when she moved the company into its current... Read More »
For the past five years, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore has been proud to work with Jefferson Door, a local company whose generous in-kind donations and homegrown heritage make them perfect partners in our mission to build homes, communities, and hope.
Jefferson Door is a full-service millwork company that distributes doors, windows, columns and other wood fixtures necessary to furnish houses. Now in its third generation of family ownership, the business got its start in 1959... Read More »
George Kellett & Sons is what Vice President CJ Wallace likes to jokingly call a “startup company.” Established in 1896, George Kellett & Sons is anything but: it’s a deeply rooted, family-owned building products company that has been serving the Greater New Orleans community for over a hundred years. As members of the U.S. Green Building Council, they’re equally dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future through conservation and green building practices.
For the... Read More »
In 2012, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore and affiliate office joined LifeCity and its members to help strengthen the "green movement" in New Orleans. LifeCity, a local green organization, is dedicated to their mission to facilitate a citywide network of environmentally positive organizations in order to accelerate the Impact Economy and creating incentives for people to support the businesses in this network through their Green Card. Not only does LifeCity focus on promoting certified... Read More »
Over the course of the last year, NOAHH has formed a bountiful partnership with Lambeth House, who lay claim to the title “New Orleans’ premier retirement living community.” Since NOAHH reached out to Lambeth House, they have provided NOAHH's ReStore with an estimated $30,000 in donated merchandise over the course of more than 20 donations. What started out as a mutually beneficial series of moderate donations has grown, with careful nurturing and enthusiasm on both sides, into... Read More »
Carmel Guitterez began volunteering for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity a few months ago, but her 10 years with Habitat for Humanity started with simple curiosity.
“I heard about the organization, and it meant so much to me,” Guitterez said. “I just like the concept. The fact that people were buying homes with no-interest loans and they were able to get out of situations that were really very negative.”
Without fail, Guitterez volunteers for the ReStore once... Read More »
One thing we always have a lot of at the ReStore are sturdy, cheap chairs that we receive as donations. Usually they aren't perfect, but that doesn't mean they lack potential!
We saw this old rocking chair, perfect for a child, but it looked like it was in need of some new paint. So, we thought we would get crafty on it and see how we could transform it to be something any kid would love to have! We knew it wouldn't cost much to turn this lackluster rocker into the perfect addition to somebody's... Read More »
Recently we received a very exciting e-mail from one of our customers who came in a while ago and bought a table top. That table top is now a beautiful new island in her kitchen surrounding her stove top! This was one step in the remodeling of her kitchen. We thought we’d share with you all some pictures from the process for inspiration. Thanks Emily for sharing your work with us!!
Of course, we always have an abundance of tables and other materials that work for DIY projects like these in... Read More »
Currently the ReStore has cases and cases of Ball Jars in all sizes! It got us thinking of creative uses for them, besides just canning or preserving. However, if you are interested in canning, we’ve got plenty of other useful materials for that as well at the moment! In the end, we decided we liked the idea of a Ball jar terrarium the best –it’s cheap, easy, and pretty cool to look at it! Plus, having plants in your house and not having to worry about the mess of a pot is great!... Read More »
After a decade on Royal Street, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity's
ReStore will relocate to a more-modern facility centrally located on
Elysian Fields between I-10 and I-610. The new 15,000 square foot
facility will offer an enhanced shopping experience for locals with an
expanded inventory of building materials and furniture along with
convenient parking opportunities.
The building on Elysian Fields was most recently a mini-storage and cabinet dealer retail store. The facility... Read More »