Since 1997, Second Use and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity have built a productive relationship based on shared values. Both Second Use and Habitat are propelled forward with the goal of helping the community build affordable housing. We work hard to stretch the material resources in our community. We both help people exercise and strengthen their skills in home building and/or renovation. Both organizations are fundamentally connected to community. The relationship between Second Use and Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/King County and Tacoma/Pierce County makes sense.
Habitat for Humanity, though its great brand and name recognition, is a place people often look to when they have extra building materials, and they feel good about donating materials to benefit Habitat and the community they serve. Whether we receive the material from customers dropping them off as donations at our stores, or from our salvage team professionally deconstructing donated materials, this relationship benefits both groups. When Second Use sells these materials on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, we can both generate funds for Habitat and support our own operations. It is this win-win symbiosis in values and business that sustains the relationship.
In 2020 we passed the $4 million mark in funds raised for Habitat from material donations made through Second Use. We look forward to helping many local Habitat for Humanity chapters, including Seattle/King County and Tacoma/Pierce County, even more in the coming years.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Seattle−King & Kittitas Counties, please click here.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Tacoma/Pierce County, please click here.