COMMUNITY: Habitat for Humanity Focuses on ReStore Opening in Kenosha | Local News

Angela Elliott Special on Kenosha News

We all know that the pandemic has caused many organizations to adjust their goals, objectives and strategic plans.

Although we have had several delays, we are still planning to open the doors to a Kenosha ReStore. To do this, we need the collective support of the community! The biggest obstacle we encountered when opening a ReStore was the lack of funds needed to open the doors. Unfortunately, we have collected less than 10% of what is required by Habitat for Humanity International to open a ReStore.

In order to open the doors, we need to raise $250,000. Funding can come from several sources:

Corporate/Organization Sponsorship: We are looking for businesses and organizations in the region who wish to become sponsors. Please visit our website to see the different levels of sponsorship that may be available to your business/organization.

Individual donors: Every dollar counts! All individuals can donate on our website or by sending a check with “restore” written in the note line.

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Building donation: We are currently looking for a warehouse or storefront in Kenosha, 10,000 square feet or more, where we could operate our store. If we received a given building space, it would significantly reduce the amount of funding required to open. Please email us if you have a build space in mind.

Grant Writing: We know there are grants that could help fund the opening of our ReStore. Do you know one? Do you specialize in writing grant applications? Email us at [email protected]

Host a fundraiser: Are you ready to host a fundraising event? This can range from a bake sale or garage sale to a larger event like a gala. We are open to your fundraising ideas! Please email [email protected] prior to planning your event so we can assist you.

The purpose of the ReStore is to support Habitat for Humanity Kenosha’s home building program, keep valuable materials out of landfills in our area, and provide the community with a low-cost source of building materials. . ReStores accept items that other donation centers generally cannot accept, such as; building materials, cabinets, major appliances, etc. Our goal is not to compete with other nonprofit donation centers, but to create another donation point for individuals in the community.

When you support your local ReStore by shopping, donating or volunteering, you are not only supporting your local community, you are also helping the mission of providing decent shelter for everyone in the world!

HFHK is a 501©(3) non-profit charitable organization. Contributions to HFHK are tax deductible and directly support Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha.

To learn more, visit www.habitatkenosha.org/restore or email [email protected]

Angela Elliott is executive director of Habitat for Humanity Kenosha.

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