This past weekend, MidAmerica Plastic Surgery was able to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a global non-profit housing organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. The site we worked at will not become a house for a family. Instead, we worked in the Orchards Shopping Center in Collinsville to help prepare for the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
We had many from our team able to make it out and there were jobs for every capability. We broke up into groups and some went outside to pick up some trash around the building. Others sorted cabinets to be set up in a way that buyers could see what was available. Some were even able to demo an old barber shop by taking down some paneling and an extra wall.
The ReStore is a type of resale store where the proceeds go back to Habitat for Humanity to help fund future homes. The ReStore accepts donations of many home related items including, furniture, cabinets, door frames, appliances, dishes, lighting, decorations, etc. Because they accept donations of such variety, this means you can also buy many different items as well. Each store location will have unique inventory and many items change daily.
You can find more information about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, including how to find your closest location here: https://www.habitat.org/restores. The ReStore in the Orchards Shopping Center is set to open later this fall. If you are interested in volunteering with the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon chapter of Habitat for Humanity, please reach out to 618-978-7863.
Also, MidAmerica Plastic Surgery is planning on volunteering more in the community so if you know of any groups who need some help, please let us know!