Habitat Happenings | January 2019
Hello from our Executive Director
Dear Friend of Habitat,

Happy new year! As we exit the holiday season, we quickly enter the season for resolutions and goals. At Habitat Lakeside, we are focusing on goals because we believe resolutions are too short lived. Here are a few of our 2019 goals we want to share with you:
  • Sell homes to three families through our Home Buyer Program
  • Complete seven repairs through our Home Repair Program
  • Complete a two-day Rock the Block Event (Fall)
  • Share and launch a new five-year strategic plan (Spring)
  • Launch a Faith Build month (May)
  • Bring as many new volunteers & donors into the Habitat Family as possible!

We certainly have a busy year ahead with all that we hope to achieve, and it all starts with sharing our goals in this first newsletter of the new year. As you read on, be sure to consider how your new years resolutions and goals fit in with our needs. In particular, pay attention to our:
  • Open Application Period: refer a family or apply yourself
  • Recruitment of team members for the Habitat 500 Bike Ride: endurance event, anyone?
  • ReStore donation pick-up: are you remodeling in 2019? Reuse, repurpose, recycle and schedule a donation pick-up through our ReStore.
  • Volunteer Needs: many opportunities await for donating time as an individual, family or with a group of friends, co-workers, church members etc...)

Finally, another piece of news that I want to share is that our longest standing team member, Jon Hoffman, is departing our organization at the end of February for another opportunity. Jon has poured his heart and soul into Habitat Lakeside for nearly five years and will truly be missed by staff and volunteers alike. With his departure, we are searching for a new addition to our team to assume the role of Construction Manager. Please check out the job posting details below and consider applying for or sharing the opportunity with someone you think might be a good fit for the position.

Blessings for a happy and healthy new year!


Sarah Beckman
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Lakeside
Important News

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is hiring a full-time Construction Manager. We are looking for someone who is interested in a non-traditional construction role that involves new construction, repairs, building partnerships and coaching/teaching volunteers & youth all while improving our local community. A benefits package consisting of three weeks paid time off, ten holidays, medical, dental & vision insurance, life insurance and short & long term disability insurance is offered. Starting pay is based on experience and ranges from $45,000-$48,000 per year. Applicants must have the flexibility to occasionally work evenings and Mondays and to consistently work Tuesday-Saturday between the hours of 7:00am-4:30pm. Interested in applying? Check out the full job description by clicking on the button below.

 Our application period for our Home Buyer Program and Home Repair Program is open from January 1, 2019-February 15, 2019. Individuals and families interested in applying for either program can download an application from our website or pick one up from our business office during this time. Click the program button below for more information on the program you are interested in applying for. Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider.
Are you an avid cyclist or looking to support Habitat in a new and adventurous way? Join us on Monday, January 28 at 6:00pm or Saturday, February 2 at 9:00am for an informational meeting to learn about the Habitat 500 Bike Ride. Habitat Lakeside is creating a team for the week-long event which is taking place on July 14-July 20, 2019 in northern Minnesota. There are options to join us for 1-day, 3-days or 5-days. Biking mileage for the week ranges from 70-500 miles depending on how long you ride with us. All funds raised through the Habitat 500 are donated back to Habitat affiliates that riders support.

Light refreshments will be provided at both informational meetings. You can find out more details on the meetings by clicking on either of the buttons below. If you would like to join us at a meeting, please RSVP to attend by contacting Emily at enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com or 920-458-3399 ext. 303.
ReStore News
Are you remodeling in 2019? Perhaps you're just cleaning up the basement or other storage areas in your home. Either way, consider a donation to the ReStore in 2019. We are able to pick-up donations throughout Sheboygan County Tuesday-Saturday between 10:00am-4:00pm and typically have a turn-around time of 1-1.5 weeks. If you plan ahead, we will easily be able to accommodate your donation.

Here are our top pick-up items:
  • Gently Used Furniture (dining room pieces, living room pieces)
  • Working Appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, chest freezers)
  • Carefully Removed Kitchen Cabinet Sets
  • Seasonal items (working snow blowers, shovels

Call us at 920-452-4175 to schedule your pick-up today! As always, you can also drop donations off at the ReStore during our normal drop-off hours which are Tuesdays from 11:00am-4:30pm, Wednesday-Friday from 10:00am-4:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am-2:30pm. The ReStore is located at 1911 N 8th St in Sheboygan.
Did you know that you can recycle your old, broken or unwanted holiday lights at the ReStore? We have a bin near our cash register when you walk through our front doors. Drop them off now through the end of January and help support Habitat Lakeside's mission. When we recycle the lights the proceeds earned are cycled back into our housing programs.
Volunteer Openings
Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is always in need of volunteers. Some of our biggest needs are listed below. Please contact us if you are willing to help out!
We have a huge need for individuals who have an interest in volunteering with us in a customer service role. Volunteers in this role would receive and respond to telephone and in-person customer or donor inquiries. Orientation and training would be provided. Two hour volunteer shifts are available between Tuesday-Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Please reach out to Emily at enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com or 920-458-3399 ext. 303 if you are interested.
We are looking for an individual, family or group to adopt and maintain our last vacant lot for the winter months. Typically this means shoveling the sidewalk anytime there is 1 inch or more of snow. The last lot in need of adoption is located at the 1100 block of St. Clair Avenue. Please reach out to Emily at enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com or 920-458-3399 ext. 303 if you are interested in helping us out.
We are looking for individuals to help with data entry and other administrative tasks in our business office. Volunteers can commit to as little as 1-2 hours per week during our normal office hours which are Mon-Thurs between 8:30am-4:30pm. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email or call Emily at enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com or 920-458-3399 ext. 303.
We have been hard at work on our construction site located at 3106 South 9th Street and only have a few volunteer build days remaining before the home is finished. That means this is your last chance to volunteer on our build site until we start our next home in April.

Our typical build days take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Volunteer openings are available on the following dates:
  • Wed, Jan 9 - 2 openings (paint/trim prep)
  • Wed, Jan 23 - 10 openings (painting & underlayment)
  • Fri, Jan 25 - 6 openings (trim/cabinets)
  • Sat, Jan 26 - 6 openings (trim/cabinets)
  • Wed, Jan 30 - 6 openings (trim/clean-up & our last build site day until spring)

Individuals and groups who have volunteered with us before can click on the orange build site registration button below to sign up for a shift in your Volunteer Up account.
If you have never volunteered with Habitat Lakeside before or are interested in reserving a full day for a team build, please reach out to Emily at enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com or 920-458-3399 ext. 303 to reserve your spot or the entire day for your group.
Top Volunteers from December
We would like to recognize and thank the following individuals for the 20+ hours they put into our organization during the month of December. If you see or know one of them, be sure to thank them for their support of our mission!!
  • Heidi Hediger - 67.14 hours donated in the ReStore
  • Larry Doolittle - 44.48 hours donated in the ReStore
  • Clarence Goetsch - 28 hours donated on the build site
Check out these Snapshots from the Last Month!
Students from Howards Grove High School volunteered for the build site and the ReStore on December 21.
Plymouth High School students volunteered with us as part of their Tech Education class on December 13 & December 20.
One of our future home owners and a couple of other passionate volunteers joined us on the build site on December 15.
Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Vision: We believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Make a donation today and i nvest in housing solutions that provide strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter to families right here in Sheboygan County.
Habitat for Humanity Lakeside | PO Box 973, Sheboygan, WI 53082 | 920-458-3399
Habitat ReStore | 1911 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081 | 920-452-4175
loveinaction@habitatlakeside.com | www.habitatlakeside.com