Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley Encourages Partnerships, Celebrates Earth Day

April and May are busy months for the Habitat ReStore Vail Valley in Eagle. It’s spring cleaning time for many of our donors sBlue Jeans Go Greeno we have a constantly changing inventory. 

We embrace Earth Day every day, encouraging customers and donors to reduce, reuse, recycle at the ReStore. This month, we have a few exciting events taking place and would love to have you share with your clients, or stop by yourself!

April 1 through 30 – Participate in Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green program which recycles blue jeans into insulation. Simply bring your used blue jeans (they must be 90% cotton) into the ReStore. The insulation created from jeans is then used in homes right here in Eagle County. 

May 5 – Alpine Bank is sponsoring a drive-through shred event. Bring up to four boxes of papers that are weighing you down and we’ll shred them – for free! Stop by the ReStore from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Volunteers will unload the papers and even recycle the boxes.

Proceeds from Habitat for Humanity ReStore fund administrative expenses, allowing more dollars raised to go to building affordable homes in Eagle County. This summer we are breaking ground on our 100th home!

As a Realtor or someone involved in the real estate profession, how can you get involved with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley (HFHVV)? 

  • Donate. Remind your clients that the ReStore accepts donations of used, quality furnishings, art, homewares and even building materials. As a matter of fact, the sale of these donations goes directly back to funding HFHVV, ultimately allowing us to provide housing stability to more families than ever. We offer free pickups, simply email the store restore@habitatvailvalley.org or call 970.328.1119 for details. 
  • Volunteer. We’d love to have you out on our job site or helping at the ReStore. In 2020, volunteers gave 7010 hours (and that was during a shutdown)–this equates to more than $180,000 in labor costs.
  • Shop. Visit the ReStore and encourage your clients to stop in to see the constantly changing inventory. Check out our online shop for the latest offerings. 

HFHVV quick facts:

  • We are finishing 6 houses at our Grace Avenue project in Gypsum this summer. This was a collaborative project between HFHVV and Eagle County Schools. These partnerships help keep the costs down and give the opportunity of homeownership to more families – 12 families will call Grace Avenue home. 
  • We will break ground on 8 homes this summer, bringing the number of homes built by HFHVV to 100. 
  • More than 90 families, including 300 children, have found housing stability through Habitat for Humanity homes. 
  • The ReStore kept 5042 tons out of the landfill last year alone. We accept housewares, cabinets, building supplies, artwork, furnishings, linen… and more. 
  • We offer free pickups year-round. Donations are the life blood of the ReStore. 
  • HFHVV believes housing is vital to maintaining the health, economic and social vibrancy of our community. Habitat for Humanity is the only organization in Eagle County that has built permanently affordable homes every year for the past 26 years. Since our founding in 1995, we have built homes that house more than 300 children.
  • For more info, call (970) 748-6718, visit habitatvailvalley.org., donate, volunteer and shop at Habitat ReStore Vail Valley in Eagle.