Green Bay Gives Big to Habitat for Humanity

Posted on 2-27-2020

143 donors supported Habitat for Humanity during “Give Big Green Bay” by donating $64,440.  According to the Give Big Green Bay website, Habitat received the greatest amount of donations during the event.

Last year, Habitat for Humanity launched the “Framing Our Future Campaign”, a capital campaign focused on solidifying Habitat’s ability to serve a growing Brown County population.  Proceeds from the capital campaign will help Habitat pay for their new ReStore located on Allouez Avenue.

The new store is double the size of their old facility which will allow them to increase sales volume, which in turn enables them to better serve our community.  The new campus also includes affiliate space to be used as office space, confidential meeting rooms, storage space, educational classrooms, volunteer work space, and a conference room for Board and staff meetings.

The good news is they are only $250,000 away from their $3.5 Milliion goal.  Giving doesn’t have to be limited to events such as Give Big Green Bay.  You can still support the great work of the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity by donating to their capital campaign today:

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].