Donations and shoppers help build a home for a family in need.
MILWAUKEE – Many people are familiar with the operations of Habitat for Humanity. Some know of and shop at the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore. But few understand that by donating to the ReStore, they can help build homes for Milwaukee families in need. The Love family, a single-parent household with two children, can attest to the impact the ReStore makes in the community. On Saturday, November 12th, they will become the owners of a home that was made possible by funding generated entirely from ReStore sales.
The Milwaukee Habitat ReStore, located at 3015 N 114th Street in Wauwatosa, accepts donations of new and used building materials, furniture and appliances and sells them to the general public. Revenue generated through sales support Habitat’s mission locally. Funds raised annually by the ReStore can cover the cost of at least two Habitat new construction homes. As part of its recent fifth anniversary celebration it held a one-day sale that raised over $12,000 to benefit Milwaukee Habitat programs.
In addition to support home construction, the mission of the ReStore is also tied to eco-friendly practices. Since its doors opened in 2005, the ReStore has diverted over 3.5 million pounds of usable materials from landfills. It also participates in an electronics recycling program.
The Love family’s home and four others, located on the 3500 block of North 1st Street in the Harambee neighborhood, will be dedicated by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m.. All five homes being dedicated this Saturday began construction in April and will be finished just in time for the holiday season.
About Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore:
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a resale store dedicated to keeping usable home furnishings and building supplies out of landfills and into the hands of local community members. Individuals or corporations have donated all of our products; with all of our proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity builds in Milwaukee. The store is open to the public with prices 50%-75% below retail value. Visit our website for more information or call 414-257-9078 for to schedule a pick-up of your donation.