Habitat for Humanity ReStore Still Looking for DIY Enthusiasts to help with “RePurpose for a Reason” Fundraiser

Posted on 9-17-2019

The Green Bay ReStore is looking for DIY enthusiasts and creative community members to channel their imagination for RePurpose for a Reason.

RePurpose for a Reason is a Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 at Badger State Brewing. The event is open to the public and features raffle items and live music. Money raised goes back to Habitat to build homes, communities, and hope in Brown County.

The highlight of the event is the silent auction, which consists of repurposed, refurbished, or art-based items that have been created by DIY-ers and creative community members. Many of the items feature treasures that were originally found at the Green Bay ReStore.

Interested in channeling your imagination? There are two ways to contribute an item:

Create an item on your own and donate it to the event to be auctioned off.

“Check out” a piece from the ReStore (2965 Ramada Way) valued up to $70, repurpose it, then return the item to be auctioned off.

Finished items must have a minimum value of $40 and can be dropped at the NEW ReStore (1967 Allouez Avenue) between October 21 and November 1.

For more information about Repurpose for a Reason, please visit www.repurposeforareason.org or contact Maureen Meinhardt at [email protected].

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].