"A world where everyone has a decent place to live..."
Habitat News Tribune                                    May 2016 
A Message from 
the Editor

April Showers Bring May Flowers
While it may be cliche, this saying has certainly rung true this year. It's been a rainy end to April, but the signs of spring are all around! Some trees and bushes are beginning to bud, adding just enough color to brighten up these dreary, rainy days.

Just as the budding trees mark the start of a new season, May marks the beginning of project season here at SCVH. We're kicking it off with the Women Build May 10th - 13th, and we couldn't be more excited for this event! Read on to hear more about SCVH happenings.

Happy May,

Spring Cleaning
Are you prepared for spring cleaning this year? Do you have furniture or other items taking up too much room in your house? Donate it to Habitat today! Drop it off at the Roberts ReStore or call the ReStore to schedule a free pick-up.
ReStore Donation Hours:
Tues - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 12pm

Cars for Homes
Did your car not quite stand up to the winter weather? Do you have old tractors that aren't up for the spring season ahead? Donate your car to help SCVH! Your vehicle doesn't have to work to donate it. When you recycle a vehicle, you help Habitat build more homes and complete more repair projects in our community. Let others do all the hard work - all you have to do is make a phone call! Call 877-277-4344 or visit carsforhomes.org/Ed for more information.
One easy way to support St. Croix Valley Habitat is to shop via AmazonSmile. By choosing AmazonSmile, you still get the same great benefits from Amazon and 0.5% of your purchase is donated to SCVH. Simply click on the picture 
below or go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1857467Return to AmazonSmile for all your Amazon purchases and support us in the process! All AmazonSmile eligible purchases will be clearly displayed.
Get to Know Us
Board of Directors
Maureen Otwell

Joel Skinner
Vice President 

Don Richards

Chuck Boeder
Peter Kilde
Gary Konkol
Heather Logelin
Roger Pavlis
Mark Petersen 
Bill Richard
Liz Swank
Maureen Wegleitner

Executive Director

Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

Office Manager

Outreach and Faith Relations VISTA
ReStore Manager - Roberts

Assistant ReStore Manager - Roberts

Donation Procurement 
Corporate Partners

Thank You
ReStore 7th Anniversary - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 7th Anniversary of SCVH's ReStore! We had a FANTASTIC turnout! Thank you to the gentlemen from St. Luke's for their generosity and time serving food at the event.
The ReStore is open Tues - Sat 9am - 5pm. Stop on by and do some spring shopping! Have items you're looking to get rid of after spring cleaning? Consider donating it to the ReStore and help us continue to provide access to safe, decent housing right here in Pierce and St. Croix counties. Call the ReStore at 715-760-3456 to schedule a pick-up for large items or drop off donations at the ReStore. Donation hours are: Tues - Fri 9am - 4pm and Sat 9am - 12pm.

SpartanNash Foundation Scan Drive

Again we'd like to express our thanks to everyone who donated to St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity during the retail scan campaign sponsored by SpartanNash at Econofoods and Family Fresh Markets. It means the world to us to have such a supportive and generous community. 

You can read the official press  release  from the SpartanNash Foundation  here .

(Left to Right) Sarah Rose, Dave Engstrom, Amy Henry, and Tiffany Franck accept a check from the SpartanNash Foundation from the River Falls Family Fresh store manager. 
CVTC Students Present SCVH with a Little Free Library

On April 21st, a group of six students at Chippewa Valley Technical College - River Falls presented SCVH with a Little Free Library. The students gave short presentation about Habitat for Humanity and SCVH. A huge thank you to these students for considering SCVH for this project! 

About the project: As part of her Oral/Interpersonal Communication class, Karen Jubie wanted to do something unique with her students for a group project. She decided to use a little motivation from her husband, Tim Jubie, and the Little Free Library (LFL) project the two Luther dealerships in Hudson sponored in 2015. 

With a donation from Luther Hudson Chevrolet, Karen was able to purchase five Free Library kits and her 82 year-old dad helped cut pine plywood boards into the specified dimensions so the Residential Construction students could put together one "from scratch." 

From this group project, the students were to meet two course objectives: 1) Contribute as a group or team member, and 2) Deliver an oral presentation. The students had to work together to decide on an organization to present the LFL to, learn about the organization, build the LFL, and stock the library with books.

The Little Free Library will be placed outside the WeBuild Center in River Falls. Check it out along with all the others around the area. 

Sarah Rose (left of library) and Tiffany Franck (right) receive the free library from CVTC students.
National Women Build Week News

SCVH will host the Women Build event in conjunction with Turning Point  Wednesday, May 10th - Saturday, May 13th

We are so excited to host this event. Thank you to all the volunteers who are signed-up to participate -- we couldn't do this without you!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the action each day of the event. We'll have plenty to share in the June newsletter as well.
Looking Forward
Homeowner Applications

Applications for home ownership closed on March 31st. We received quite a number of applications and our Family Selection Committee is currently reviewing all the applications. Thank you to everyone who helped to spread the world about applications and to all those applied. Our family partners are essential to our work at Habitat and we look forward to beginning the road to home ownership with new families. 
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity 
116 E. Elm Street
River Falls, WI 54022