Barnes & Noble Book Launch & Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser


2498 South Oneida Street, Green Bay Wisconsin, 54304 - Barnes & Noble

“Barnes & Noble will be hosting a formal launch of my new book, Tell Them. And to make the evening even more meaningful, the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity will be partnering with me. That means Barnes & Noble will be directing a percentage of all sales made that night across the entire Green Bay store to Habitat, in support of their 2020 Faith Build. On average, it costs $140,000 to build a home in Brown County. During the Faith Build, Habitat partners with local churches and faith-based organizations to raise funds. Thrivent Financial matches up to $70,000 of the local funds raised. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is one of four Faith Builds taking place across Wisconsin.

To say I am excited is an understatement. Having my books at a Barnes & Noble is a very special personal milestone for me, and I am honored to partner with Habitat, an amazing organization who gives so much to our community. So please come out and join us, and help us celebrate! There will be cupcakes and beverages on us. Barnes & Noble will have plenty of paperback copies of my books, which I’ll be happy to sign for you, or as a gift for the readers you know and love.”

Even if you already have books, please stop out anyway and enjoy the fun. We’d love to see all of you and celebrate together. After all, none of this would even be possible without you!

Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The Habitat program provides benefits to our partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue. The Habitat program does not give houses away. Families must spend “sweat equity” hours helping to build their home, pay a $900 down payment and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build the home and the 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To see what we’re working on now, check out our Current Builds page!

Habitat homes are build according to these three standard principles:

  1. Simple:
    Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
  2. Decent:
    Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
  3. Affordable:
    The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

The first step in becoming a Habitat homeowner is to attend an informational Application Meeting. At the informational session, you will find out about our program, see what a typical Habitat home looks like, and learn how to accurately complete your application. Applicants and co-applicants must attend a meeting to receive an application; you will have 30 days from that date to turn in your completed application and required documents.  This meeting will take approximately 1 hour.  The application process takes approximately 60-90 days from the date Habitat receives your completed application. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact [email protected].