About Us

Shop at the ReStore to support your community!

A man shops for 1-Gallon paint on a retail store shelf at the Urbandale ReStore.

Our Story

The ReStore is a non-profit home improvement retail store with 2 locations in the Greater Des Moines area, owned and operated by Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. We sell appliances, flooring, cabinets, furniture, and other renovation materials at a fraction of retail prices. Our items are donated from businesses and individuals in the community, and our staff inspect and test each item to ensure they meet our standards.

Make a Difference in Your Community

All our proceeds support the construction of new Habitat for Humanity homes across the Des Moines metro area. When you shop or donate items to our ReStore, you can feel good knowing that you are directly helping lower-income families own a home in your community. At the same time, you are also making a positive impact on the environment by helping to extend the lifespan of perfectly re-usable items that otherwise would have gone to waste, decreasing our collective carbon footprint. In 2022, our Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity ReStores diverted over 2,000 tons from the landfill.

Find What You Need

Make the ReStore your first stop for all your household needs, including:

  • Renovating
    Save money on flooring, lighting, cabinetry, kitchen and bath fixtures and top brand appliances
  • Furnishing
    Find a cozy couch, upgrade your bedroom furniture, or add finishing touches with accent tables and throw pillows
  • Decorating
    Splash on a new coat of paint, light up a room with a unique chandelier, or perk up your patio with planters and outdoor furniture
  • DIY
    Join our Tool Lending Library to borrow the tools you need to get the job done.


Our History

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1986 and has worked to support affordable housing for over 35 years. Since our inception, we have served more than 2,000 total families through our homebuyer program, as well as home repairs, preservation, and weatherization projects with existing homeowners.