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Habitat for Humanity ReStores reopen next week

The stores accept gently used or new furniture and resell it at a fraction of the price
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You can go shopping for environmentally-conscious, budget-conscious furniture once again -- as all Habitat for Humanity ReStores will be reopening on Tuesday.

CEO Karen Coviello told the Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS there will be physical distancing measures in place at all restores.

"We're asking folks to come on their own and don't come in as part of a group. We are asking folks to sanitize as they come in. There will be sanitation stations there. We'll be wearing masks, but they will be colourful and welcoming because I didn't want them to look intimidating or industrial."

She said they will be adding to their staff this summer to make sure everything is in order.

"We just came out of a training session with all of our new protocols, our health and safety protocols, our PPE, our sanitizing, the physical changes that are going to be made to the store, including plexiglass around the cashier -- lots of things, lots of things that we're really optimistic about."

Coviello said they started by opening up an online store, which they've been running for a couple of months.

"Then we switched gears into a health and safety lens to make sure that when we open our stores, we are following the best protocols that we can possibly follow, to make sure that our staff, our customers, our donors and anyone who interacts with our ReStores in Cambridge and Waterloo are safe and sound."

Habitat for Humanity ReStores accept gently used or new furniture and resells it at a fraction of the price.

All profits go to help building homes within our communities.




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