Community DIY Event with Special Guest Johnathan Brewer II

Learn How to DIY with an Expert!

Have you ever watched a home improvement show and wished that you could bring that TV magic into your own home? Do you want the as-seen-on-TV look, but need it on a budget? Get pro-tips for your project at our upcoming Community Event, featuring General Contractor and DIY Expert Johnathan Brewer II of OWN’s “Home Made Simple.”

This free and family-friendly event will be hosted in our Oakland ReStore at 9235 San Leandro Street on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 11:00am. Join us for a meet and greet with refreshments, followed by a screening of one of Johnathan’s favorite episodes of “Home Made Simple.” Afterwards, Johnathan will show us how to repurpose our favorite ReStore finds in a live DIY demonstration!

For those who don’t know Johnathan Brewer II, he’s an Oakland Firefighter, a Licensed General Contractor, and an Oakland local. His construction firm, Brewer Builds, specializes in kitchen, bathroom and home remodels, and he’s appeared on HGTV and the DIY Network. Johnathan is also the on-air carpenter opposite Laila Ali on Daytime Emmy Award-Winning “Home Made Simple,” which empowers viewers to take on simple do it yourself household projects with confidence.

RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite today and catch “Home Made Simple” airing Saturdays on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

See some of Johnathan’s incredible work here!

Learn more about our Event Partner, The Family Handyman Magazine here!

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Spring Cleaning – 7 Things the ReStore Will Pick Up for Free!

The post-holiday mess doesn’t seem to be clearing itself, and free weekends to shove everything back into the garage are few and far between. But this year could be different. Instead of keeping the clutter, hording the decor, and maintaining the mess, you could put all that unwanted stuff to good use. No need for a time-consuming yard sale, or an expensive junk hauler – do your spring cleaning with the ReStore! We pick up for free, and you’ll always be sure that your donations are going towards a great cause: affordable housing in the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

Just give us a call at (800) 746 7090, or click here to request a pick-up online.

If you aren’t sure what’s worth keeping, here are some spring cleaning suggestions!

Spring Cleaning


If your resolution for the New Year is to eat healthier, putting your microwave in the past is an essential step. But since it won’t fit in the trash can, give us a call and we will gladly pick it up for you!


Hand tools and power tools always seem to sit around, becoming duplicates when you get a new set, but staying on the shelf for nostalgia. If you’re stocking up on jigsaws and sanders, consider donating the extras in your collection. We accept drop offs at all of our four locations in Oakland, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Concord!


Chairs, couches, and tables – if they’re sitting in a basement, garage, or storage unit, you might consider putting them to better use. ReStore will pick them up, wherever they are, sell them at discounted prices, and use the proceeds from those sales to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.


Sometimes the cabinets that come with the house don’t fit with your culinary style. It can be years before we decide it’s time for a change, and it doesn’t help that they can be costly to haul off. But if you can take them off the wall, we’ll take them off your hands free of charge.

Exercise Equipment

Maybe it’s time for an upgrade, or maybe you realized that you’d rather get some fresh air while you work out. Either way, we’ll take the treadmills, stationary bicycles, and elliptical machines that you’re not using and free up that space for something new!

Light Fixtures

If you take spring cleaning as an opportunity to redecorate, remember that the ReStore will gladly take your used lights, lamps, sconces, and chandeliers, as long as they are in good condition.


When the paper clutter piles up, it might be time for more drawer space in your desk. If spring cleaning leaves you with piles of manila folders and nowhere to put them, consider buying a better desk at the ReStore. And when you get rid of the old one, just let us know and we’ll send a truck to pick it up!

Don’t forget – everything you donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is used to build homes, communities, and hope in East Bay and Silicon Valley. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability and affordable housing in the Bay Area here.

The ReStore does not accept items that are:

  • Damaged
  • Broken
  • Not working
  • Missing parts
  • Rusted
  • Rotting
  • Splintered

See our full list of donation criteria here.

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$100 ReStore Giftcard Raffle!

Enter the ReStore Raffle to win a $100 Giftcard when you take our Customer Survey!

We are always working to improve our services and reach out to our current and future customers. The more people we reach, the more we can contribute to Habitat for Humanity in our effort to build homes, communities and hope in the Bay Area.

Help us learn more about the communities we serve by telling us a little bit about yourself in our ReStore Customer Survey. Take the survey in Spanish here.

Thanks to all our customers for helping us to provide affordable housing in East Bay and Silicon Valley!

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Make the Most of Your Budget With Discount Home Improvement Supplies

Are you ready to tackle the next big project in your fixer-upper? Or maybe you just need a new kitchen table? Whether you’re on the lookout for a door, flooring, piece of furniture, appliance or all of the discount home improvement supplies for your next big project, chances are, we have what you need at your nearest Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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12 Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorations

Your family is coming over for the holidays and you haven’t gotten around to decorating just yet. Or maybe you’re looking for one more piece to pull all of your other decorations together. Whatever your situation, there’s no need to spend money on hokey holiday decorations that your family has already seen. ‘Tis the season to get crafty.

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ReStore Holiday Hours

ReStore Holiday Hours 2017


Christmas Eve 12/24/2017 – CLOSED

Christmas Day 12/25/2017 – CLOSED

New Year’s Eve 12/31/2017 – CLOSED

New Year’s Day 1/1/2018 – CLOSED


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