Northern Ocean Habitat ReStore to Relocate to Former Bob Kislin’s

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – The Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity ReStore will have a new home later this year. After 16 years of operation at their current location on Route 166 in Toms River, the ReStore is making the move up to Route 37 and will occupy the former Bob Kislin’s Outdoor Sports storefront. Kislin’s, a local favorite, closed its doors in 2015 after 40 years of operation.

The ReStore is a nonprofit home goods store and donation center that sells gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail price. Shopping at the ReStore is a thrill of discovery; with new donations arriving daily and rapid-changing inventory; you never know what you may find.  All of the items in the ReStore are generously donated by the public and funds raised are used to directly support the construction of affordable housing and repair projects by Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity.

The ReStore helps prevent usable items from ending up in the landfill and, in turn, provides lower-cost building materials and household goods to the general public. For every $1 in sales, 1.3 pounds of material are kept out of local landfills.

Furniture for sale at the Habitat ReStore is in great condition as is, but some pieces that are perceived as outdated may get overlooked. With just a little imagination and perhaps a coat of paint or some new hardware, an old cabinet, table or chair can get new life as something fresh and unique. It’s a process many refer to as “upcycling,” which defines as: “The act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. In doing so, the finished product becomes more practical, valuable and beautiful than what it previously was.”  

If you are looking to get rid of furniture or household items, the ReStore will pick-up for free if you are a resident of northern Ocean County. A tax donation receipt is also provided. Whether you’re looking to furnish your home, in search of a do-it-yourself project, or looking to donate items, the ReStore has you covered.

The ReStore will continue operating out of its current location at 1201 Lakewood Road, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Looking to get involved? Volunteers are needed to help clean out the new location. If interested, please contact the volunteer coordinator at or at 732-228-7962 x 110. To get a glimpse of the ReStore’s inventory, join their Facebook group at For more information on pick-ups and the ReStore, please call 732-818-9500 or visit


About Northern Ocean Habitat

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in northern Ocean County. To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 17 new homes, 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and over 140 home repairs. Northern Ocean Habitat also operates the ReStore, a furniture and home goods store and donation center at 1201 Lakewood Road, Toms River. For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit the website at or call 732-228-7962.