FRANKLIN — Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, which is currently located in Walker's Point, will be moving to a larger facility in Franklin in 2021.
The resale store/donation center will be located in the former Gander Mountain building at 6939 S. Riverwood Blvd. and will offer additional space for sales and donations.
The need for a larger space comes after the Milwaukee community showed tremendous support making ReStore become Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s single largest fundraising source, Habitat for Humanity told TMJ4 News Tuesday.
Last year, Milwaukee County’s three ReStores sold more than $2.5 million worth of donated items to the public. The proceeds of those sales were used to build safe, affordable Habitat homes in our community.
The new location in Franklin will be three times the size of the Walker's Point location and will allow for even more donations.
“We’re so grateful for the support of the Milwaukee community, who’ve made this opportunity to grow possible,” says ReStore Director Dominic Jaehnke. “Thanks to our loyal donors, shoppers, and volunteers we’ll be able to build more safe, affordable housing in our city, while keeping millions of pounds of usable materials out of landfills.”
A grand opening celebration will be announced in early 2021, Habitat for Humanity said in a press release Tuesday.
In the meantime, Milwaukee County’s three ReStores are open to the public at 3015 N 114th (ReStore Wauwatosa), 4150 S 108th (ReStore Greenfield), and 420 S 1st (ReStore Walker’s Point).
Habitat for Humanity says ReStore specializes in reselling donated furniture, cabinetry, appliances and home improvement supplies to the public. They offer a free pickup service for large donations and even Deconstruction Services to salvage usable items from remodels and demolitions.