As of Wednesday August 25, 2021 by order of the provincial health officer masks will be required for all customers age 12 years and up. Younger children are encouraged to wear masks, although not required. If you have a medical exemption please speak to a member of our team for further details on how we can continue to serve you.
Thank you for your understanding.
You can download a copy of our updated COVID 19 Protocols here.
The Uptown ReStore – located at 3311 Oak Street between Uptown and Mayfair Mall will re-open on June 2nd, 2020 under the same modified hours and physical distancing rules as the Westshore ReStore which opened May 14th.
In addition we will be resuming residential donation pick-ups from the curbside only.
For booking inquiries call 250-386-7867 or complete our online booking form.
For keen shoppers anxious to get back to finding amazing deals on new and gently used furniture, appliances, building supplies and home accessories, Habitat for Humanity Victoria will start re-opening its ReStores on Thursday, May 14th, 2020. The re-opening will take place in two phases, starting with its Westshore location as follows:
ReStore Westshore – located at 849 Orono Avenue in Langford – will be opening the doors to shoppers and accepting donations with modified hours Tuesday through Saturday 12 noon to 5:00 pm. “The modified hours are designed to allow our staff time to process donations and get online purchases ready to be picked up, clean the store and re-stock,” advised Jim Walker, Director of Retail Operations. “Any new donations we receive will go through a quarantine process followed by cleaning before they are made available for sale.”
The Uptown ReStore – located at 3311 Oak Street – will open later in the month once the new protocols have been put in place. “Customers will notice some changes as we take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe; their patience and kindness is very much appreciated as we work to maintain appropriate physical distancing,” added Jim.
The Tillicum ReStore – located at 50 Burnside Road West – will not be reopening. “This was an incredibly difficult decision for our charity, but amid the uncertainty of the impacts of the current health crisis, we opted to let our lease end,” said Yolanda Meijer, CEO. “We are extremely grateful to all of our staff, volunteers, donors and shoppers in the Gorge Tillicum area who welcomed us into their community and we hope to see them at our other two locations.”
As Habitat for Humanity Victoria continues the work of supporting families, the COVID-19 crisis clearly demonstrates the importance of having a safe and decent place to live. The call to stay home to protect those most vulnerable in our society has meant our ReStores have been closed since March and impacted the fundraising plans for our current builds.
Today is Giving Tuesday Now. A day of global giving and unity when all Canadians are invited to join charitable organizations in demonstrating the power of generosity.
Please join us and donate to Habitat for Humanity Victoria so we can continue to support families in our community in the weeks and months ahead.
$25 helps buy a can of paint
$50 helps buy a box of nails
$250 helps buy a bathtub
$500 helps buy lighting supplies
$1000 helps buy energy efficient windows
$5000 helps buy a roof
Thank You for your caring and generosity! We wish you safe and healthy days ahead. We look forward to welcoming you in our ReStores and celebrating with you at our Build Sites as soon as we are able.
As we each adapt to the conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves adjusting to a new normal where “staying at home” whenever possible is the right thing to do to keep our families and communities safe.
As a charity whose mission is driven by a belief in the benefits of a stable home, we want to reassure our donors that we will continue to support our families, volunteers and staff throughout this crisis.
In response to the impact of COVID-19, and to play our part in ensuring that as many people as possible were able to stay at home to reduce possible exposure to the virus, we temporarily closed all three ReStore locations effective March 20th. You will be aware that, under normal circumstances, our ReStores provide all the funding required to maintain our charity’s operations. Fortunately, thanks to all of you who have supported our organization in myriad ways, we have the financial resources to continue to sustain the charity and the important work we do in the immediate future. However, the loss of revenue from our ReStores will, of course, eventually begin to impact our operational capacity.
Historically, 100% of your financial donations would have been directed into our Build Fund. At this time, we are asking you to consider designating any donations to our charity to instead be directed to “the area of greatest need” as we navigate the road ahead. This flexibility will help us to maintain essential services through these uncertain times.
Again, please be reassured that no Habitat Victoria homeowner families will need to worry about the stability and security of their home during this crisis if they are experiencing financial instability due to job loss.
Thank you for choosing to support Habitat for Humanity Victoria and the local families we serve. Be well! Be safe!
To Our Valued Customers and Donors:
Thank you for shopping and donating at Habitat for Humanity Victoria ReStores, and helping local families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.
In light of the ongoing regional COVID-19 response, we have now taken the decision to temporarily close all ReStore operations. We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks.
The Habitat team is still working under modified conditions and will be here to support you, for details and hours please go to contact us
The Habitat Victoria Team