Who we are & what we do
Restore Décor is a 100% volunteer organization. It was born out of a desire to rescue and transform the unlovable, the need to connect people in our community, and a passion to help those in need. Every week, volunteers spend countless hours accepting donations, moving furniture, repairing and painting furniture, shopping for the perfect accessories, staging our shops, and serving customers on Saturdays. It is truly a labor of LOVE!
Restore Décor’s mission is to foster meaningful relationships and to inspire the spirit of charitable giving throughout the St. Louis Metro East region by recycling, restoring, and reselling furniture. The proceeds from these activities help the poor and under-served population in the region and the exempt organizations serving those same individuals.
Restore Décor was started in 2013 as the fundraising arm of Faith Coalition-Edwardsville. Specifically, Restore Décor was started to fund a house remodel project at 922 Grand Ave in Edwardsville, IL. The house had been donated to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Faith Coalition pledged to provide the manpower and funding to rehab the house. Every Saturday, many volunteers from local churches, civic groups, and schools came together to work on the house. When completed in 2016, the home was sold at market value and provided funding for three new builds for Habitat for Humanity partner families. Throughout the house renovation project, Faith Coalition had numerous volunteers; however, they needed a funding source in order to purchase materials for the renovation. Restore Décor was started to utilize volunteer support from our community to raise money for the house project – and ultimately many others. Since then, Restore Décor has raised and given away hundreds of thousands of dollars to local nonprofits and families in need. By selling re-purposed/repainted furniture, we have appealed to shoppers, crafters, and recyclers alike. Our message is one of rebirth and beauty. We are keeping things out of the landfill, bringing volunteers together to fix them up, then selling them at affordable prices. Today, Restore Décor has grown to become its own 501c3 organization committed to making a difference in our community – one piece of furniture at a time!