Gallery Night & Day at ReStore East

Join us for an extraordinary Gallery Night as we partner with the Milwaukee Center for Independence to present: “Re-Imagined: Exploring the Possibilities”. Explore a world of recycled and repurposed artwork created by clients from the Milwaukee Center for Independence. Sourcing materials from Milwaukee’s ReStores, these works will showcase the beauty of conservation, and the complexity… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat Rehab House Damaged by Fire

A house that was to become home to a Habitat family this Christmas was damaged by fire over the weekend. The house, located on the 2100 block of North 38th Street, was one of five complete rehab projects that Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has been working on for more than ten months. While the circumstances… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat hosts neighborhood revitalization volunteer day with Lowe’s

$70,000 Lowe’s grant will fund rehabilitation of two foreclosed properties into safe, decent, affordable homes Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity hosted a Neighborhood Revitalization volunteer day on August 21 with a team of twelve volunteers, including Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, who together worked to help turn a foreclosure into a safe, decent home for a single… Read more

MATC Partnership Awarded YouthBuild Grant

MATC Awarded $1.089 Million YouthBuild Grant from U.S. Department of Labor Program to Provide Education, Training in Construction Trades Milwaukee Area Technical College has been awarded a $1,089,254 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild Grant to provide instruction and work experience training in construction trades to 72 at-risk youth/young adults from the City of Milwaukee. In… Read more

Glassware Demo Instructions

Hello All! I hope you were able to make it to the demo this past Saturday. If not, here are the full tutorials of how you can accomplish what I showed. All of this glassware was found at ReStore, and you can pick up some for yourself too! These techniques for repurposing clear glassware include…… Read more

ReStore to trade appliance dollies for hard hats

In 2006, in a shared building in West Allis, the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore was born. In just eight years, the ReStore has expanded into two stores/donation centers and has grown into an integral funding source for Milwaukee Habitat’s work in the community.ReStore donors now get the opportunity to see first-hand the impact of… Read more

Sad Fence Becomes a Coat Hanger

Hello All! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Shelby and I am Milwaukee Restore’s Repurposing Artist. I am here to introduce to you one of the projects I have been working on in the studio. I made this small piece of broken fence into a coat hanger! Part of my responsibilities here at… Read more

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s 30th Build Season Now In Full Swing

A crew of more than 100 volunteers came together in the Washington Park neighborhood this week to launch Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s 30th year of building homes, community and hope at the annual “Blitz Build.” During this May building session, Habitat will add six owner-occupied houses to a block that is already home to seven… Read more