Festivities Kick-Off With New Retail Campaign, Luxury Red Carpet Sections and More To Showcase Habitat ReStores’ Recent Restoration, Refreshment, Reorganization, Refashioning As A Home Goods & DIY Retailer

BOCA RATON/DELRAY BEACH (September 13, 2017) – Hurricane IRMA may have dampened original dates for the planned grand re-opening festivities this past week, but the same $1.3 million worth of brand new furniture will await shoppers at Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s three Boca Raton and Delray ReStore locations on September 23, 25 and 26.

Sending a resounding transformational retail message to “rethink thrift℠” when shopping at Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County ReStores, the collection of home goods centers will launch its Grand Re-Opening marketing initiative with newly established “red carpet” sections and brand new sofas, wall units, dining room tables and chairs, bedroom and patio sets, plus occasional tables, end tables, area rugs, silk plants and artwork donated by Ethan Allen.

VIP Magic Hours Are Now On Sale For Exclusive “Early Bird” Shopping;
Proceeds Underwrite Construction Costs Of Habitat Home Building And Neighborhood Revitalization

Shoppers can purchase $25 “VIP Magic Hours” tickets via www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org for the opportunity to be first in-store “before open-to-the-regular public hours” to have their “early bird” pick of the Ethan Allen inventory that will be shared between stores. VIP Magic Hours admission — which includes breakfast bagels and beverages or wine/beer and light bites — helps fund HFHSPBC’s mission of bringing people together to build homes for hard-working families, communities and hope and helping HFHSPBC respond to its community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

ReStore Launches Live Large For Less Retail Campaign With Grand Re-Opening

“Many do not realize that our ReStores are not solely ‘discard’ stores, and this grand re-opening initiative, with the generous Ethan Allen’s donation, the new tagline ‘Live Large For Less℠’, creation of separate ReStore Facebook pages dedicated to each location, themed hashtags and an ad campaign demonstrates just that,” notes HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen.  “To make it easier for shoppers to find our brand new and quality high-end products, art and accessories, we are reorganizing our ReStores to feature the Red Carpet section front-and-center. Our new Facebook pages will share ‘just in finds’ at each ReStore since all locations feature different merchandise that rotates out as items are sold.”

Oeltjen adds that the grand re-opening initiative reinforces that the ReStores feature not only gently used items from individuals, but also new designer furniture, accessories and artwork from retailers and housing supply manufacturers. This includes high-end lighting chandeliers and fixtures and tile flooring from warehouse overstocks and floor models to make room for their new incoming merchandise.

Habitat ReStores Restored, Refreshed, Reorganized, Refashioned As Home Goods & DIY Retailer

“We are unveiling our restored, refreshed, reorganized, refashioned, reloaded ReStores that will be helping to restart futures of Habitat homeowners,” reports HFHSPBC CEO Randy Nobles.  “This opportunity – to get and give – is perfect for young couples, relocating empty nesters, new college grads, DIY home renovators and those moving into urban Downtown locales.”

Just as national retailers Home Goods, Marshall’s and Steinmart sell random arrays of “great finds”, Nobles reports that on any given day ReStore-goers shoppers will find new one-of-a-kind living room, dining room, bedroom and patio furniture; home entertaining bars and theater/family room wall units; dishes and appliances (even sub-zero refrigerators, front-loading high-efficiency washing machines) and lighting fixtures and bulbs. There are even solid wood kitchen and bathroom cabinets, granite countertops and closet shelving HFH has harvested from luxury condos on Ocean Boulevard and homes in gated country club communities. Families can find children’s bikes, best-selling books, holiday décor; recreation lovers can find golf clubs, helmets and other sports gear, fitness equipment and more.

The new Ethan Allen merchandise will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis with no “holds” or “lay-away” as each store features different items that are restocked with new offerings as items are sold. To make room for new items, the ReStores have a list of approved vendors on-site for the Grand Re-Opening to schedule immediate home or office deliveries of furniture purchases.

Re-Grand Opening Customers Won’t Just Be Shopping…They’ll Be Making Their Community Stronger
During New ReScheduled Festivities Dates

Each safe, affordable Habitat home costs approximately $150,000 to build and ReStore purchases during the grand reopening and beyond will help fund the nonprofit’s “hand up, not a hand out” homeownership program.  Since Habitat Homeowners become taxpayers and engaged citizens who strengthen our community, the public is invited and encouraged to shop lively!


  • Delray Beach:1900 North Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Grand Re-Opening Festivities: Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

VIP Magic Hours: 9 a.m. -11 a.m. (includes Bagels & Breakfast Beverages)

Regular Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m; Sundays – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For Latest Merchandise: Follow on Facebook:
Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County ReStore – Delray Beach

Store Manager: Wendy Deslauriers     Phone: 561-455-4441

  • East Boca Raton: 272 South Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Grand Re-Opening Festivities: Monday, September 25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

VIP Magic Hours: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (includes ribbon-cutting ceremony, cocktails and light bites)

Regular Hours: Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

For Latest Merchandise: Follow on Facebook:
Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County ReStore – Boca Raton
Store Manager: Alex Chernoff     Phone: 561-362-7284


  • West Boca Raton:10055 Yamato Road, Boca Raton FL 33498

Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 561-757-6190
Grand Re-Opening Festivities: Tuesday, September 26, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

VIP Magic Hours: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (includes ribbon-cutting ceremony, cocktails and light bites)

Regular Hours: Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

For Latest Merchandise: Follow on Facebook:
Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County ReStore – West Boca

Store Manager: Matt Carter     Phone: 561-757-6190

ReStores Re-store Hope; Proceeds Help To Break Challenging Economic Cycles


Proceeds from HFHSPBC’s ReStores help fund the permitting and construction and neighborhood revitalization operations that build and improve affordable homes for hard-working families in the South Palm Beach County community who cannot seem to get ahead and qualify for traditional bank mortgages. Habitat homeowners earn their homes through sweat equity programs and qualify for interest-free mortgages to help break the poverty cycle and change the trajectory of entire families for generations. ReStore proceeds also support increased programming and education scholarships for children of homeowners to restore hope by breaking challenging economic cycles.

“Thrift Lifts℠ both your home environs and the future of low-income families who deserve a safe and affordable home,” shares HFHSPBC ReStore Director Tom Livoti. “We are so especially excited to launch our ReStore grand reopening with Ethan Allen’s generous national commitment as the respected All-American furniture brand that makes quality furniture to last generations of American families and we at HFHSPBC make quality homes to do the same.”


Livoti also recognized Jamie Danburg and Danburg Management and Arthur Canter and Distinctive Kitchens and Baths and Eurocraft Cabinets for donating warehouse bay space for storing the Ethan Allen merchandise until the inventory is sold out. “It is due to the generosity of months of space donations by these community-minded business partners that Habitat can benefit 100% from each merchandise purchase.”


About Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County

The HFHSPBC nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization brings people together to build homes, community and hope in the cities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida. The nonprofit depends upon volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, materials, services and property to fulfill its mission. To learn more about HFHSPBC, its home build sponsorship, home dedications, events and activities, and year ‘round volunteer opportunities as well as donating to or shopping its home improvement center thrift shop ReStores in East and West Boca Raton and Delray Beach, visit www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org and become a fan on Facebook.