“RePurpose For a Reason” Looking for Project Makers & DIYers

Posted on 9-08-2022

Having announced their event date of Thursday, November 10th, 2022, Greater Green Bay Habitat For Humanity is currently seeking “RePurpose For A Reason” project makers!

Learn more about this at repurposeforareason.org.

Becoming a project maker is fun and easy. There are two ways to get involved:

1. Create an item of your own using leftover materials around your home.

2. Check out an item for FREE from the ReStore ($75 value or less), take it home and “repurpose” it into something new, refinish or upcycle it. Click HERE for more information or ask a ReStore associate about it next time you visit the store. 

Once your project is complete, bring it to the ReStore by October 28, 2022, and it will be included in the silent auction.

All proceeds from the silent auction support the Homeownership Program and Habitat For Humanity can keep building homes for local families right here in Brown County. So, not only can you feel good about giving an old item a refreshed look or turning nothing into something, you’ll feel great about giving back to your community and helping Habitat build homes, communities and hope!

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].