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About Re-Source York

About Re-Source York

OUR MISSION:

To advance environmental and social responsibility through the sale of used home goods and building materials while supporting job readiness and resources for our community.

Re-Source York, founded in 2002, is a nonprofit organization operating retail stores to sell donated building supplies and home furnishings to the public, providing jobs for people needing vocational support, and contributing financial support of emergency homeless services for York County families.

Our home improvement store – packed with everything from nuts, bolts and hinges to windows, doors, bathroom fixtures and full kitchen cabinet set-ups – is a first stop for anyone with a DIY or professional renovation project on the horizon.

Our home goods store is the place to shop when searching for home décor. You can find couches and chairs, dressers, desks, and tables, bed frames, dinnerware and glassware, and all sorts of tchotchkes, toys, wall art, books and games.

In addition to bringing significant savings to our greater York area family of customers, Re-Source York is committed to our long-standing partnership with Bell Socialization Services. Re-Source supports Bell in two ways: by making quarterly financial contributions that directly support Bell Family Shelter and by employing participants in Bell’s vocational rehabilitation program who are looking to restart their work lives in a supportive environment.

2019-2020 Annual Report

Life in a non-profit world has its challenges, and 2019-2020 was no exception. But rather than dwell on the things we cannot change, Re-Source York remains focused on how we can make a difference in our community. It’s important to know that it is this community that supports us and keeps us alive. Your donations of building materials and home goods make up 97% of our income—keeping us 100% self-funded. And this money stays in this community— we are local, and our focus is local! Working with our partner Bell Socialization, we help to employ those who face disability, while our quarterly contributions to them go toward keeping families together at their family shelter. Donations turn into dollars which turn into livelihoods for individuals in our community.

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First, we accept donations of materials, furniture, supplies, appliances and more from the community, keeping reusable goods out of our landfills.

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Then, our team cleans and sorts everything into two stores for resale – Home Improvement or Home Goods. The donated items are sold at a fraction of the cost of big box stores and makeup 97% of Re-Source York’s income. We help our customers discover a diamond in the rough turning discarded items into treasures.

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Each month, a portion of sales from each location is set aside to donate to Bell Socialization Services, specifically designated to Bell Family Shelter, where it empowers York County families experiencing homelessness.

Meet the Team

Corey Wolfe

Executive Director

Corey provides overall executive leadership for the Re-Source York team and is responsible for setting and achieving mission-based goals for the organization. One of Corey’s favorite parts about his role is not only being able to keep items out of landfills and connecting people to the resources they need at affordable prices, but also being surrounded by so many possibilities, whether it be home improvement, redecorating, or an art project. Corey attributes his love of York to the amount of support every community member gives regardless of their own personal needs.

Cathy Lau

Store Manager, Home Furnishings

Cathy is responsible for all operations at the Carlisle Avenue location. She enjoys helping customers find treasures that make them smile and is a big part of the beautiful displays throughout the store. Cathy loves how friendly people are in York, and that it’s not too big or too small. She is admittedly an “open book” and when not at work likes to go to the beach, hiking, or canoeing.

April Moritz

Store Manager, Home Improvement

April, who has been with Re-Source York for 10 years and first joined the team as a volunteer, oversees the day-to-day operations of the 9th Avenue location. She loves the York community because how family-oriented it is as well as its small, hometown feeling. When not at work, April loves to spend time with her family including her grandchildren. 

Kareen Stahle

Assistant Manager, Home Improvement

Kareen has been a fixture at the home improvement store for the last 8 years. Her favorite part about working for Re-Source York is learning new skills and being able to help customers with their projects by suggesting ideas and different materials. Some people may be surprised to learn she is a Star Wars and superheroes superfan and loves to create and build things herself.

Bryan Carr

Sales Associate, Home Furnishings

Bryan is a people-person, which makes him a great team member at our Home Furnishings location. He loves to interact with our customers and help them find just the right item to complete their home décor project. He is notably a helpful person and feels the York community gives above and beyond to help others. 

LaShon Davis

Donations & Deliveries Associate

LaShon is new to the Re-Source York team, but not to York. He loves meeting new people as he picks up donations and delivers purchases to customers. LaShon credits his love of the York community to his family who make it incredibly special. 

Dalton Greenlee

Sales Associate, Home Improvement

Dalton has been with Re-Source York for more than a decade and is known for “getting things done.” From donation sorting to merchandising to customer service, Dalton does it all (in fact, he can’t stand still)! He loves living in York because of the sense of community, and how close it is to other cities.

Eric Grove

Sales Associate, Home Improvement

Eric is a positive, upbeat team member who loves helping customers at the Home Improvement store. He can be found doing inventory, stocking shelves, or helping customers in the showroom. He loves animals, so you may find him with Buddy the Cat at times! 

Jenna Hopper

Sales Associate, Home Furnishings

Jenna appreciates how her role at Re-Source York helps her feel connected to the York community. Wise beyond her years, Jenna loves to give back to York, and feels her position at the home furnishing store helps her make an impact.

Tyrone Miller, Jr.

Donations & Deliveries Associate

Tyrone is one of the smiling faces you may see when you drop off a donation or have a purchase delivered to your home. Tyrone loves meeting new people and helping them complete their home improvement project with items from the Re-Source York stores. He, like many of our team members, loves the family feel of the York community.

Buddy the Cat

Security

We are sad to report that Buddy, an honorary team member at Re-Source York, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February. Our staff and our customers loved Buddy so much and we miss his purrs and naps around the store. We will always remember you, Buddy!

Board of Directors

Re-Source York is grateful for the dedication of the all-volunteer board of directors. Re-Source York board members are community leaders who are passionate about the organization’s mission and bring a wide variety of experience to the team.

Susan Machado, President

Kevin Hubbell, Vice President

Ron Miller, Treasurer

Nick Holman, Assistant Treasurer

George Cramer, Secretary

Matthew Biehl

Ras Dean

Ike Hileman

Susan Newcomer

Tony Schweitzer

Tara Sevareid

Bethany Slapinski

Jason Turnbull

Rita Whitney

Staff Representatives:

Corey Wolfe, Executive Director

April Moritz, Store Manager

Cathy Lau, Store Manager

Employment Opportunities

Do you like to work with the public and searching for a fun, rewarding job? Consider working with Re-Source York!

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Cashier

Interested candidates should complete the employment application and submit in-person or email to info@resourceyork.org.

FAQs

When do you accept donations?

Always during our open hours! Please make sure a team member is present to accept your item(s); we’re happy to help if we can!

How do you price your items?

Along with pricing guides, we use a sliding scale to price items depending on their quality, condition, age, and size.

Is your pick-up service free?

Yes, most items qualify for free pick-up. Your item(s) must first fit our criteria for resaleable donations. Before we schedule your pick-up, we’ll make sure to qualify your item(s), and final determination will be made by the pick-up team.

How do I schedule a pick-up?

See our Donate page for more information.

Are you accepting volunteers?

Yes, all year long! Feel free to stop in or call to discuss with us what opportunities you’re looking for. Basic store maintenance all the way to small item repair are just a few of our regular needs.

How can I learn more about your current stock?

Our Facebook page is the first place to check for daily finds and stock. And you’re always welcome to call our stores to ask! Although we may not be able to provide specific details & measurements on our products, we welcome you to our stores with further assistance and even a tape measure!

Do you purchase items/consign?

No, we do not. All items are accepted as donations.

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