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Remember The ReStore This Fall

Embrace the End of Summer Clean-Up: Donate and Shop at the ReStore 

It’s that time of year again – the perfect opportunity to embark on your end-of-summer clean-up, start the moving process, or begin back-to-school preparations. The ReStore wants to remind you of the incredible impact your actions can have on our community and the environment. So, as you sort through your belongings and get ready for the next season, please consider donating and shopping at Teton Habitat ReStore. 

Clear Out Clutter Responsibly

The end of summer brings a sense of renewal, making it a great time to declutter your home, garage, or storage unit, and let go of items you no longer need. Instead of tossing them in the trash, why not choose a more sustainable option? By donating gently used furniture, appliances, building materials, and more to Habitat ReStore, you’re not only giving your belongings a second chance at life but also helping to reduce waste in landfills.

A Win-Win: Shopping with Purpose

As you gear up for the upcoming months, whether it’s outfitting a new apartment, sprucing up your living space, or getting ready to head back to college, Habitat ReStore is your go-to destination. Our store is a treasure trove of unique finds, from furniture to home décor, all at affordable prices. By shopping at the ReStore, you can score incredible deals while supporting a worthy cause – building truly affordable housing for families in need.

Supporting Your Community

Every donation and purchase at Habitat ReStore contributes to the mission of Habitat for Humanity – making sure everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. Your actions directly impact local families and individuals, creating a ripple effect of positive change within the community. It’s a wonderful way to give back and create a lasting legacy of kindness.

Eco-Friendly Choices

Embracing sustainable practices doesn’t stop with donating and shopping. When you support Habitat ReStore, you’re also making an environmentally conscious choice. By reusing and repurposing items, you’re reducing the demand for new production, conserving resources, and lowering your carbon footprint. It’s a small change that makes a big difference for our planet.

As the summer sun sets and you dive into your end-of-summer rituals, remember the power of your actions. Habitat ReStore is your partner in making a positive impact on the community and the environment. Donating and shopping at the ReStore clears out clutter, saves you money, and supports Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Together, we can build a brighter future, one donation and one purchase at a time.


The Restore is located at: 

850 W. Broadway Suite D

in the Grand Teton Plaza

Jackson, WY 83001


Our hours are: 

Tues – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm


Donations Accepted

Tues – Friday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm


Have questions? Contact us at: 



Habitat Success Story- 10 Years Later

At Teton Habitat, we believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Through donations, volunteering, and the support of our community, we are able to provide truly affordable housing in Teton County. 

In 2013, Teton Habitat built four townhomes at the Homesteads at Teton Village. These were Habitat’s 25th – 28th homes.  As a requirement of the Teton Village Expansion, Crystal Springs Ranch, Inc. gifted the lots to Habitat. JLF & Associates, Inc was the architect for the project. This Old Bill’s season, we are excited to feature a Habitat family who is still thriving in their home after 10 years. 

Sharon and Stephen Fralin were excited to build their dream – a Habitat home that would be safe and healthy for their children in the town that was their home. Beset by financial and health hardships, they lost their first home to foreclosure in 2010. This was also emotionally devastating because it was the home where Sharon, a fourth generation Wyoming native, and her family were raised. 

After foreclosing on their home, the Fralin’s struggled in the Teton County rental market. Their rental, before purchasing a Teton Habitat home, was a small two bedroom apartment where ice collected on the inside of metal window frames during the cold winter months. They also had to deal with mold growing in the bathrooms. 

Sharon worked as a cook and cashier for Teton County School District and Stephen was a chef and a River Rock Lodge Assisted Living Center Dining Services Director. Both Stephen and Sharon enjoy the outdoors, being involved at their church, and volunteering with organizations that have benefitted their family such as Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association and the Special Olympics program. 

Their oldest child has down syndrome. “She has brought us incredible joy… and helped us renew our faith,” say Sharon and Stephen. The Fralin family continue to live and raise their family in their Teton Village home. 

It is through community support and donations that we can build truly affordable home for families like the Fralins. Now through September 15th your donations can go further through Old Bills Fun Run. You can donate to Teton Habitat Here. 

Unable to donate financially? We are always looking for people to donate their time to help these homes become a reality. Please consider volunteering here. 

September ReStore Update

It’s been a busy month in the ReStore with a lot of changes taking place. First, the ReStore is excited to have a new Point of Sale system called ThrifCart. This system is geared specifically for thrift stores and more than half of the ReStores in the nation are now using it. As we continue to work with ThiftCart we will be adding new features to help our mission and efficiency.

Along with the new POS system, we have also started a Customer Loyalty Rewards program. To sign up we just need you name and phone number. Every $5 you spend earns a point and every 100 points gets $5 off your next purchase and points do not expire! To sign up, see an associate in the ReStore or email restore@tetonhabitat.org.

On top of that, the ReStore started a new partnership with GreenSheen. GreenSheen operates out of Denver Colorado and recycles paint as a small-batch, eco-friendly option. Contractors, individuals, and other companies drop off to them and they recycle it in their warehouse which then ships worldwide. The recycled ‘new’ paint is then repackaged into appropriate-sized containers (1 gallon cans or 5 gallon buckets) and sent to the ReStore for sale. Our shelves are currently stocked with 18 color options as well as white.

Finally, The EPA has released new guidelines on light bulb efficiency. Light bulbs must have 45 lumens to every watt, because of this we are now only taking LED bulbs to ensure we are keeping up with more eco-friendly guidelines.

September Parkside Construction Update

The Habitat construction team has been on a roll this last month! In four weeks, they framed most of the interior walls in building two and started installing Zip sheathing around the lower part of the building. Additionally, the team spent 12 hours installing the SIP (structural insulated panel) roof on August 10th. This consisted of lifting 15 panels (1000lbs each) onto the roof then slipping them into place by hand and fastening them down individually before moving to the next.

While the team transitions to installing interior walls in building two, Fish Creek Excavation dug out two foundations for buildings three and four. These foundations coincide with the next six families being selected for homeownership and will be ready for vertical construction as the families come to the job site for their sweat-equity hours.

The Habitat Construction Partner of the Month for September is Bressler Insulation. Bressler Insulation has been a longtime supporter of Teton Habitats construction work and regularly donates products we use to insulate tight spaces inside our units, such as expanding foam insulation. Their donations reduce the cost of building for Habitat and their products reduce heating and AC costs for homeowners. Thank you, Bressler!