Collier County ReStores now offer brand new open-box items from the online retailer

Naples, FL (June 28, 2016) — Habitat for Humanity of Collier County ReStores have teamed up with online home improvement retailer Build.com to provide their customers with a selection of new and open-box merchandise at discounted prices. Instead of sending customer returned items back to the manufacturer, Build.com has committed to donating customer returns to one of ten select Habitat ReStores across the country, including those operated by Habitat Collier. The partnership kicked off at the beginning of 2017 and will last for one year.

Habitat Collier’s ReStore Home Improvement Center, located at 5430 Yahl Street in Naples, is well-known locally as a place to find quality, gently-used appliances, fixtures and home remodeling items at discounted prices. The partnership with Build.com provides an inventory of new items for shoppers to browse, including brand-name items from manufacturers like Kohler, American Standard, Savoy House and more.

“The quality of the items we’ve received from Build.com has been top notch” said Director of ReStore Operations, Mara Foley. “Since January, we’ve received a huge variety of merchandise, about 175 items total. We’ve gotten lighting, kitchen and bath fixtures, and even a chandelier valued at $2,400.”

So far, purchases of items donated through the partnership total about $15,000. A number of items are currently available for purchase in the ReStore and include vanity lighting, sinks, a tub, faucets and hardware. Like all items available at Habitat Collier ReStores, the Build.com items are sold at a substantial discount from their retail prices and all profits go directly towards the construction of affordable housing for families in need.

About Habitat Collier ReStores
For more than 14 years, the Habitat Collier Home Furnishings Store has provided the community with opportunities to make tax deductible donations of unwanted items, reducing the amount of waste entering local landfills and helping to support the construction of affordable housing. It provides customers with an ever-changing collection of new and gently-used furniture, housewares, and more at a fraction of the cost of buying new. In December, 2015, Habitat Collier opened a second ReStore, a Discount Home Improvement Center to provide the public with a greater selection of home improvement materials and appliances. Donations are accepted at either location. For general questions about stores or to schedule a free donation pickup, call 239-732-6388.

About Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Since 1978, Habitat Collier has built more than 1,900 homes in the Naples and Immokalee areas. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. The organization’s goal is to empower struggling families to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Prospective home buyers go through an extensive financial screening, must volunteer sweat equity hours building homes and attend classes to learn about home maintenance, budgeting and community living. Habitat Collier is one of the oldest and most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the world. To volunteer, donate, or learn more, call 239-775-0036.

About Build
From inspiration to installation, Build.com brings together a truly personalized and consultative customer service with endless choices and the convenience of online shopping, enabling anyone to turn their home design dreams into reality. Based in Chico, Calif., Build.com is the third-largest online home improvement retailer with an extensive network of online specialty sites providing expertise in plumbing, lighting, door hardware and ventilation. A trusted partner for professionals and customers alike, Build.com helps take the guess work out of any home improvement experience. For more information on Build.com, visit www.build.com.