On Friday, November 17th Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their newest ReStore, Habitat’s resale store and donation center. “ReStore South,” located in the former Bartz’s Party Store in Greenfield, is Milwaukee Habitat’s third ReStore in the county, joining the non-profit’s Wauwatosa and Walker’s Point locations. In the past year, Habitat’s two existing ReStores raised nearly half a million dollars to help local families in need of safe, affordable housing. By reselling donations of furniture, appliances, cabinetry, and home improvement supplies to the public, ReStores have not only become the single largest fundraiser for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, but the stores prevent millions of pounds of usable materials from ending up in local landfills each year. Greenfield and surrounding area residents will now have a local option to donate and shop reusable home supplies, supporting Habitat’s efforts to revitalize disadvantaged Milwaukee neighborhoods through safe, affordable housing opportunities.
Milwaukee Habitat Executive Director, Brian Sonderman, was joined by Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke, Habitat Board President Craig Hahn, and ReStore Director Larry Starkey for the ceremony in front of a crowd of eager shoppers in the store’s new donation center.
“When you’re shopping, donating, or even volunteering here at ReStore South, know that what you’re doing is more than just finding a new home for a used couch. Because of you, local families will be able to afford a safe, decent place to sleep at night,” said Sonderman.
Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,000 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for more than 1,800 families in developing countries.
How To Get Involved:
- ReStore offers a free pickup service for large donations like furniture, appliances, cabinetry and more. Pickups can be scheduled online BY CLICKING HERE or at 414-316-5651.
- ReStore offers Deconstruction Services, salvaging usable materials prior to demolition and remodeling projects. Since 2012, the team of primarily volunteers, has salvaged nearly $2 million worth of reusable product. In many instances, these items would have otherwise ended up in local landfills. Find out more HERE.
- ReStore is seeking volunteers with a passion for thrifting and a desire to help families in need of safe, affordable housing. Signup online BY CLICKING HERE or call 414-366-0853.
- Shop any of Milwaukee Habitat’s three locations in Wauwatosa, Walker’s Point and Greenfield. Click each location for hours and directions.
Brian Kramp & Real Milwaukee Visit The New ReStore South