12 Facts About the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Williamsburg and Newport News

We love our ReStores at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg.

What’s not to love?

Not only are they fun places to shop, they also support our mission of building homes, communities and hope right here in the communities we serve.

In case you’re not as familiar with the ReStores as us, here are a few of our favorite factoids. We did narrow it down to 12, but there is so much more.


The Williamsburg and Newport News ReStores are sister stores that are part of the Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg affiliate. Learn more about the affiliate here.


100% of the profits from ReStore sales are used to build homes for local families in need. That’s 100%. All of it. 100% stays local. It’s our mission.


Each of the 900-plus ReStores nationwide is operated by a unique Habitat affiliate. The Newport News and Williamsburg ReStores are run by the Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg affiliate, which services the communities from the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to New Kent.


The ReStores’ 2021 Round Up to the Next Dollar campaign generated enough money to fund a Habitat house that will be built in Hampton in 2022. The ReStores started a new Round Up to the Next Dollar campaign in 2022 that will go toward funding another Habitat house. It proves that your change makes change. Learn about the Round Up campaign here.


New and used items donated to the ReStore keep thousands of tons of items out of landfills every year. Wondering what you can donate and keep out of those landfills? Click here for a complete list.


Scrap metal donations help, too. We recycle scrap metal donated to the Newport News ReStore and use those proceeds to help build homes.


While you cannot donate a car at the ReStore, we accept donations through the  Cars for Homes program. The vehicle does not have to even operational! The Cars for Homes program also accepts boats, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, recreational vehicles, snowmobiles, farm and construction equipment and more.


It’s not just gently used items here. You can often find high dollar/high quality/new in-box items for sale at the ReStore. We even get the opportunity to purchase closeouts and liquidations to sell in our ReStores.


The ReStore prices items usually 30-90% OFF retail. Selection varies daily as the ReStores accept donations six days a week (Monday through Saturday in Newport News and Tuesday through Saturday in Williamsburg).


You can call for a FREE pickup of your donations. Call the donation hotline at 757-932-8976 (Option 1).


Each store has a Customer Appreciation Day and offers discounts in addition to its regular/holiday sales. Look for 20% off on Tuesdays in Williamsburg and 20% off on Wednesdays in Newport News.


The ReStores run on volunteer power in addition to having a paid staff. Many of our volunteers are future Habitat homeowners completing their sweat equity hours. Meet some of our Habitat homebuyers on our blog here. Want to volunteer? Learn more here


Want to invest in the community?


We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.