Vail Today: Hotel furnishings fill Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley’s ReStore locations (video)
November 3, 2017
Due to two large and very generous donations from area hotels, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is bursting at the seams with home furnishings — so much so that they added a pop-up location in Edwards to accommodate the large loads of items coming in.
The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera and the Residences at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek donated everything from couches to coffee makers and filled semi-trailers and moving trucks to the brim. The team at the local affiliate has been working around the clock to get items into their original ReStore location in Eagle and their new pop-up shop in the Edwards Commercial Park.
"These hotels could have decided to throw this furniture away or sell at an auction, so we are really honored that we were able to work with them," said Julie Kapala, communications and events manager for Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. "Once we figured out how we were going to execute it all we were really excited about the opportunity and what this means for Habitat for Humanity."
Proceeds generated by the Habitat ReStore are used to help build homes in Eagle County. Currently, they are working on six homes in the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum.
Along with the basic homegoods, some items hold sentimental value.
"One couple who got married at Cordillera found out about our sale and wanted to purchase two large pieces of art that they remembered from their wedding, so we were able to work with them to make it happen,” Kapala said. “They felt good about not only getting the art, but also knowing the money to purchase that art was going to Habitat for Humanity."
The inventory will change weekly. The pop-up shop’s grand opening is at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3. The shop will be open Fridays and Saturdays through November, while the Eagle store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Visit http://www.habitatvailvalley.org; photos of sale inventory will also be available online through the Habitat ReStore Vail Valley Facebook page.