Many of us will be digging out our old holiday lights in the upcoming month just to experience the frustration of a strand that doesn’t light up. We have an answer for you. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will accept your donations of working, or non-working holiday lights to recycle for Habitat homes. In the past six years, the ReStore has recycled over 20,000 pounds of holiday lights and turned those dollars into homes for our Habitat Partner Families.
The holiday lights recycling program at the ReStore runs year round, but there is an obvious push for donations during the holiday season. As you are taking down your incredible display of holiday lights this year, please consider donating any broken lights, or those lights you no longer need.
The ReStore supports the mission of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity by accepting donations of building materials and selling them the public at a fraction of the retail price. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing and poverty in Brown County by partnering with low-income families to build decent homes they can afford to own. ReStore proceeds have built eleven homes for Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity since opening in 2009
Lights are collected during regular store hours at the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Monday-Friday 10 AM-6 PM & Saturday 9 AM-5 PM at 2965 Ramada Way, #B, Green Bay.
Michael Stearney, Global Village Team Leader
I’m a Global Village leader because I’ve seen GV teams change the lives of families, and they have changed my life too. My first GV experience was in Quezon City, Philippines in August of 2014. In January of 2015, I traveled to El Salvador on another GV trip. In 2017, I am excited to lead a return trip to the Bisteckville community in Metro Manila, Philippines. I am looking for 12 adventurous souls to join me as we continue the work of converting poverty housing in this urban area to modern, safe, affordable, and durable apartments for the families living there.
Please consider joining our Global Village team in the Philippines on February 4 – 18, 2017. The cost for this trip is US$2100; airfare and entry/exit fees are not included. That cost is tax-deductible in most cases. About half covers your expenses, and half is a donation to Habitat for Humanity’s work to build safe, decent housing. Many GV participants fund raise nearly the entire trip cost!
If you decide to join us, please confirm your place on the team by submitting a nonrefundable and nontransferable $350 deposit in the next few weeks. You’re welcome to fundraise this deposit, so if you need a little longer, that’s fine. If you have participated in Global Village trips within the last 3 years, you have a Habitat ID and you will need it when you submit your deposit.
If you are new to Global Village, information on the Global Village application can be found at https://www.habitat.org/gv/how_to_apply.aspx. A Habitat ID will be issued to you as part of the application process.
Need more information? Contact Team Leader Mike Stearney at email@example.com or call
920-321-6772. Join me in Manila next February as we build homes, communities and hope!