Habitat for Humanity Poland Foundation was founded in Gliwice in 1992 as the first Habitat for Humanity office in Europe and so far has helped about 4.000 people in Poland. It is part of Habitat for Humanity, a global network of non-profit housing organizations working in approximately 70 countries. One of the main project realized by Habitat for Humanity Poland is the ReStore Shop that will be open in Sep 2018 in Warsaw. It will offer inexpensive building materials and tools, household appliances, furniture and other interior furnishing items, including both new and used items. Most of them will come from donations from companies and individuals. Incomes of the shop will be transferred to HfH. It is thanks to these funds that the organization will be more effective in its mission: helping people in difficult housing situation through renovation and construction projects.
ReStore, a reuse center where goods and products will receive new life, will be characterized by 4 aspects:
Architectural: the place will be built in line with green economy principles and on the base of a largest urban regeneration project
Work inclusion: the center will work to include disadvantaged people
Education: the place will be also a center to disseminate the plus value of “Circular Economy” projects
Upcycling: the place will collaborate with Beauty Arts Academy and young designer for the regeneration of the goods with innovative design.
The main process of the center consists in the acquisition, recovery and commercialization of the goods destinated to waste. In practical, private citizen and companies will be invited to give products that they don’t use anymore. Products will be regenerate and sell, for a life cycle.
To give more impulse to the project we think that it is necessary to develop a system for the processes management; furthermore, we think that it will be important to implement the project with other solutions in line with the main characterizations points.


The challenge is located in the Municipality of Warsaw, where will be established the ReStore.
The target community is identified in 4 categories: private citizens and companies that will give goods for the regeneration, disadvantaged people to include in the project as workers, private citizens and companies as client of the goods.
In the Municipality of Warsaw there are about 1.800.0000 private citizens, 300.000 companies, and about 26.000 unemployed people.
The project ReStore is in line with the institutional objectives of HfF because is centered on social categories with whom the foundation usually operate and is focused with a process that foreseen the involvement of citizen and companies to tackle social needs of weak people.
The project will be carried out with the involvement of big company (as IKEA Poland), Third Sector Organisations and Public Authorities.


The challenge is strongly linked to HfH vision and plan. In particular the solutions of the challenge will be used to implement the plans of the ReStore
Today we met several solutions to increase the impact of the project, but we are quite convinced that many other solutions are possible to give more effectiveness to the project; furthermore, before planning a specific solution to manage the processes we think that it is better to verify eventual experiences already tested.
HfH team will support the subjects that will be selected for challenge giving them detailed information about the project.


HfH holds a specific implementation plan for the project, but in this stage of planning is important to know other experiences, best practices, solution, relatively the topic “Circular Economy”; in particular with elements very closed to the main characteristics of the project.

The range of possible solutions in order to deal with the challenge is:

1) Solution to acquire goods to regenerate and manage the processes;
2) Solution and system to deal with the topic “work inclusion”;
3) Solution for selling the regenerated goods


HfH will support the selected solution providers with:

A) information and data already acquired;
B) connection with other stakeholders;
C) pilot action to test the identified solutions.


The challenge complies 100% with the ethical standards.

The Challenge Owner