The social enterprise began in 1991 with the first-ever ReStore opening in Winnipeg. Today, there are more than 100 locations across Canada and in excess of 1,000 worldwide.
The ReStore stocks ever-changing items for households, such as windows, doors, paint, hardware, lumber, tools, lighting fixtures, furniture and appliances. Items are donated by local residents and businesses to keep the shelves full.
In 2018, Manitoba ReStores diverted more than three thousand tonnes of material from the landfills and generated more than $2 million dollars in annual sales.
The newest store at 1565 Inkster Boulevard was supported financially by Wawanesa Insurance and The Winnipeg Foundation. It held a soft opening on August 26, but an official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday.