Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
3 Hours Prepping Carpet raises Several Thousand Dollars!
Company: Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
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Location: 505 North Dodgion, Independence, MO, 64050
Project Details
We need volunteers!

Help us raise much-needed funds to help families in our community.

Carpet Inventory Preparation Team Volunteers
3 hours of volunteer work can raise Habitat several thousand dollars!

Can you spare 3 hours prepping carpet to raise needed funds to serve our mission? Do you have 2-4 friends who are able to do some physical work with you?

Tuesdays are best but availability other days as well.

This is one of the most powerful uses of your volunteer time.

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity has been blessed with large donations of new residential and commercial carpet for resale. This is an ideal product for the ReStore because it generates really significant revenue and drives more customers to the stores. This revenue is used to support Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity and our local mission.

We have a dire need for volunteers to process the large rolls into manageable retail inventory. This is a critical step in turning donations into dollars that can be used in the construction of Habitat homes, weatherization, repair projects, and homeownership preparedness education programs. Your time will generate a major source of funds to help our families build strength, stability, and self-reliance.

We are looking for groups of 3-5 people to help with this mission-critical project. The process would include working with Independence ReStore management to cut large rolls into smaller lengths. Volunteers would need to be able to bend, crawl, and work/cut on a concrete floor in a ware-house style building (no a/c or heat) and comfortably be able to lift 50lbs. Typical shifts are 3 hours with breaks.

Please contact Lindsay Browne, 816-832-4560 or to discuss this opportunity to help your local Habitat or Reply to this posting.

How Your Time Becomes Needed Funding

  • Carpet is cut into four to five 12’x20’ rolls that would retail for just over $100 each
  • In a 3 hour session, 3-5 volunteers can cut 20-30 pieces.
  • 20 pieces at $100 each can bring in $2,000
  • 30 pieces at $100 each can bring in $3,000
  • Customers coming in for carpet also buy other items making it even more valuable.
  • General requirements


  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours
  • Closed Toe Shoes, Ability to lift and bend, Warehouse type setting
  • Category
    Skills Area
    Real Estate & Leasing
    Warehouse Equipment Operations