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Finding a solution for affordable housing is on the minds of many of our community leaders, government officials, and corporations in Sarasota. A broader commitment to housing options for working families is critical to the continued growth and prosperity of Sarasota and Habitat Sarasota is committed to working with our partners in the community to...
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Thank You for Deciding to Be The One!

The need for affordable housing in Sarasota has sky rocketed and Habitat Sarasota has an aggressive build schedule to provide 66 homes over the next four years.

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Habitat for Humanity Sarasota ReStore Associate

Cashier, Staging and Merchandising

Posting Date: 11/23/2016

Location: This position will primarily report to our 2095 17th Street Sarasota Restore Boutique, (just off US 301 a short travel distance from the Ringling Campus).

Looking for a new position or wanting to supplement your income with a part time job while working for a great cause?

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota’s ReStore mission is to generate revenue through the sale of donated merchandise to help build affordable homes in Sarasota. Our Sarasota ReStore is among the top five ReStores in the nation. Habitat for Humanity ReStores help increase awareness and visibility throughout the community about Habitat's mission to provide affordable homes for working families in need who are willing to partner with our organization.

The Boutique is a fast pace, high energy retail environment offering an eclectic mix of donated merchandise for resale to the public. Our work environment encourages creativity in a team oriented environment. Together we are putting our best foot forward to build Habitat homes.

If you’re a self-starting individual with talent for displaying and restocking merchandise, have experience in operating a cash register (or the willingness to learn), and you are willing to be a good ambassador for our mission then PLEASE APPLY!


  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Possess abroad knowledge of an eclectic mix of merchandise such as vintage, modern, antiques, collectibles and fashion.
  • Have the design skills and vision to display our mix of donated merchandise received almost daily for resale and restocking in our Boutique to maximize our retail sales potential.
  • Successful candidate must be able to handle light lifting, bending and squatting.

This is part-time position offering competitive starting pay, with potential for growth.

Offering a work schedule during store operating hours Monday through Saturday.

Average hours: approx. 36 hours per week/5 days a week.

Eligible for part time benefits for paid time off after 90 days.

‪Please submit a resume, or job applications are also available at the Habitat for Humanity Sarasota administrative office located at: 1757 N East Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234 (9:00am - 5:00 pm; Monday- Friday). No phone calls please.

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota maintains a drug-free work environment. All candidates must successfully complete a drug screening prior to employment. Habitat for Humanity Sarasota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Welcome to the very first, It's MonDIY blog post!


Last week, we took in a large donation of filing cabinets! There are so many great things you can do to repurpose filing cabinets. One awesome idea we filingcabinetfinished_opt1_largefound over on Curbly explains how to turn an old filing cabinet into a rolling kitchen cart. Who wouldn't benefit from more counter and storage space in their kitchen?

A quick walk through the 17th Street ReStore Home Improvement Outlet and we found the following supplies*:

  • two drawer filing cabinet: $15
  • casters: $1/ea
  • 1x4 lumber:  $.50/board
  • spray paint: prices vary

For less than $50, we could easily reproduce this awesome kitchen cart!

6cc218c0a4c2c7384b9bbcaea5d31b13Another idea is this simple filing cabinet makeover. This DIY blogger painted their filing cabinet and affixed some 8x10 picture frames to the front for a chic upgrade.

This blogger applied a chalk paint and upgraded the hardware on the drawers to turn an old metal filing cabinet into a fresh, stylish piece of furniture.

Perhaps you are the ultimate crafter and need to refresh your storage space. This DIYer turned a tall 4 drawer filing cabinet into the ultimate chalkboard/storage combo. The best part? They purchased their filing cabinet from their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore!


If you would like your DIY ReStore project featured on our blog, submit your project via email!

*Item pricing and availability in the ReStore is constantly changing, items and prices referenced are not a guarantee of current inventory or selection.

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