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

It is hard to believe that summer is ending and the start of fall is just around the corner. With the change in seasons comes a busy time for Habitat. We have several events comings up including an Affordable Housing Event put on by our Board of Directors, a 3-day Rock the Block event, a Home Dedication and our annual signature fundraiser, "Tooling Through the Twenties" Gala. We are also excited to be the host-county for the 2019 Wisconsin Statewide Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Conference this fall. This months newsletter is full of volunteer opportunities and event sign-up information to support all that is going on with Habitat. You'll also find information on an opportunity to join the Habitat Lakeside team, new bulk donations for sale in the ReStore and staff bios for two new employees. We hope you enjoy reading all of our updates and can join us at one of our many upcoming events!

Sincerely,

Sarah Beckman
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Lakeside
Upcoming Events
Affordable Housing in Sheboygan County
Do we need it? Does it exist?
Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019 l 7:30-9:30 a.m. l Weill Center

The Habitat for Humanity Lakeside Board of Directors invite you to attend an educational event open to the public to learn more about affordable housing in Sheboygan County. Hear from data experts, those struggling with the affordable cost of home and staff and Board members at Habitat on what we are doing to make home a place we can all afford. This event is FREE TO ATTEND! Light morning refreshments will be provided. Your RSVP to attend is appreciated before the end of the day on Friday, September 6, 2019. Use the button below to RSVP. Call the Habitat office at 920-458-3399 with any questions.
Taylor Family Dedication Ceremony
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 l 5:30 p.m. l 2725 Wilgus Ave in Sheboygan
This home was built in partnership with many volunteers and donors for Robin Taylor and her children to purchase. Robin has contributed over 250 sweat-equity hours. We invite you to celebrate with us! At the dedication ceremony, we will bless the home, recognize sponsors, hear from Robin and hand over the keys! A tour of the home, refreshments and cake will follow the ceremony. Dedications are open to the public and no RSVP is required to attend. We hope to see you there!
"Tooling Through the Twenties" Gala
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 l 5:00-9:00 p.m. l Pine Hills Country Club

Individual tickets are available for purchase now for our second annual "Tooling Through the Twenties" Gala. We are also seeking Corporate Sponsors and taking table reservations. Click below to buy tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities. Call our office at 920-458-3399 and ask to speak with Sarah or Emily if you prefer to purchase tickets over the phone or in person. We hope to see you in November!
Current Volunteer Needs
Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is always in need of volunteers. Our biggest needs this month are listed below. Please reach out to Emily Nuernberg, Volunteer & Special Events Manager at 920-458-3399 ext. 301 or enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com if you are willing to help out!
Rock the Block Volunteer Needs

Volunteers are still needed to help with all three days of our 2019 Rock the Block event on September 12, 14 and 21. Volunteer roles range from registration and lunch (shorter shifts) to general project volunteers and project leaders. Projects range from painting, door replacement, fence repair and landscaping to alleyway cleanup and porch/step repairs. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old to participate and must register using the button below. You will need to create an account and then navigate to the volunteer calendar to register for a shift.
Thursday, September 12
  • Registration Crew: 3 more volunteers are needed from 7:30am-10:00am
  • Lunch Crew: 3 more volunteers are needed from 10:00am-1:30pm
  • Project Leaders: 4 more volunteers are needed from 8:00am-3:30pm

Saturday, September 14
  • Registration Crew: 1 more volunteer is needed from 7:30am-10:00am
  • Lunch Crew: 4 more volunteers are needed from 10:00am-1:30pm
  • General Project Volunteers: 18 more volunteers are needed from 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Project Leaders: 4 more volunteers are needed from 8:00am-3:30pm

Saturday, September 21
  • Registration Crew: 2 more volunteers are needed from 7:30am-10:00am
  • Lunch Crew: 5 more volunteers are needed from 10:00am-1:30pm
  • General Project Volunteers: 25 more volunteers are needed from 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Project Leaders: 4 more volunteers are needed from 8:00am-3:30pm
Wisconsin Statewide Habitat Conference Volunteers
October 6-8, 2019 l 1-2 hour shifts l The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin is hosting its bi-annual conference on Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. This conference is open to all 36 Habitat affiliates in Wisconsin. It is estimated that over 200 Habitat employees, Board members and volunteers will attend. Since the conference is located in Habitat Lakeside's service area, we are being asked to help fulfill some of the conference volunteer roles. Volunteer roles range from IT set-up/bag stuffing on Sunday evening to helping with table moderation, registration and our poverty simulation on Monday or Tuesday. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer for any of these roles, please click on the button below to view more detailed information.
Build Site Volunteers

We are currently looking for individuals or groups to join us on our build site located at 2725 Wilgus Ave in Sheboygan. Tasks will be focused on finish work on the interior work of the home. This could include include installing trim, cabinets, hardware, doors, closet shelves and more! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Construction knowledge is not required in order to volunteer with us on the build site, and it's a great opportunity to learn some new home improvement skills. Lunch and water are also provided for volunteers. We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Wednesday, September 18 from 8:30am-3:30pm - 8 volunteers needed
  • Wednesday, September 25 from 8:30am-3:30pm - 8 volunteers needed
  • Friday, September 27 from 8:30am-3:30pm - 8 volunteers needed
  • Saturday, September 28 from 8:30am-3:30pm - 8 volunteers needed

If you are interested in reserving all slots for a group, please reach out to Emily at 920-458-3399 ext. 301 or enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com otherwise click the button below to register for a shift as an individual. If you are a new volunteer, you will need to create an account and then navigate to the calendar to sign-up. If you are a returning volunteer, you simply need to login to your account and navigate to the calendar to sign-up.
Lunch Providers

Do you enjoying cooking or are you part of a group that is looking for an opportunity to give back to the community together? Preparing and serving lunch on our build site is a great opportunity for individuals, church groups, families and student groups to give back to our mission. We feed volunteers on the build sites on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and we feed volunteer crews in the ReStore when we have a full day project. Right now, we are in need of lunch providers for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 18 at 11:30am - food for 10 volunteers
  • Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30am - food for 10 volunteers
  • Friday, September 27 at 11:30am - food for 10 volunteers
  • Saturday, September 28 at 11:30am - food for 10 volunteers

Our volunteers love both homemade and restaurant donated meals. Please reach out to Emily at 920-458-3399 ext. 301 or enuernberg@habitatlakeside.com if you're willing to provide lunch for any of these dates for us.
ReStore News
Check out these new bulk item donations that have arrived in our ReStore in the past month. We know these items won't last long so stop in to get some for yourself before they're gone. Our Sheboygan ReStore is located at 1911 N 8th Street and is open every Wednesday-Friday from 10-6 and every Saturday from 9-4.
Brand New Netting Available in a Variety of Sizes and Thicknesses l $5-$10 per piece
Brand New Trim/Molding Available in a Variety of Sizes l $2-$7 per piece
Volunteer News
Top Volunteer Contributors from August

We would like to recognize and thank the following individuals for the hours they put into our organization during the month of August. Each of these individuals have contributed 30+ hours during this time. If you see or know one of them, be sure to thank them for their support of our mission!!
  • Heidi Hediger - 58 hours donated in the ReStore
  • Larry Doolittle - 32 hours donated in the ReStore
  • Mike Price - 29 hours donated on the build site
Volunteer Appreciation Event

On July 28, we celebrated our volunteers and their accomplishments at the Wade House in Green Bush, WI. Within our last fiscal year, we had over 420 volunteers contribute 8,615 hours collectively towards our Mission. We had a wonderful time and thank you to all who attended! A complete photo album for the event can be viewed on our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE .
Volunteer Spotlight

Each newsletter we want to highlight some of our volunteers who contribute countless hours to our mission. Heidi Hediger, who was recognized as our top volunteer at our Volunteer Appreciation Event, contributed over 750 volunteer hours alone in the ReStore last year. Wow!! When asked what her favorite part about volunteering at Habitat was, Heidi said “I like to help, to be able to do something and be proud of it. I actually learn a lot from volunteering.” Thank you, Heidi, for all you do to contribute to our Mission!
Other Affiliate News
Habitat is hiring a Development Director

Habitat for Humanity Lakeside is excited to announce an opportunity to join our growing team as a Development Director. Candidates interested in applying for this role should review the job description, benefits package and pay grade chart by clicking on the button below. If interested in applying for this role, please email a cover letter, resume and at least one sample of fund development work (written proposal, grant or other fund development piece) to sbeckman@habitatlakeside.com. Rolling interviews with qualified applicants will occur until a candidate is hired. 
Welcome to Two New Employees

In the last two months, we have welcomed two new faces to the Habitat for Humanity Lakeside team. In July, Karina Berdyck joined our organization as our Family Services Manager, and in August, Rachel Lederer joined our organization to do a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Learn more about each of these ladies below!
Meet Karina! She's our new Family Services Manager. Karina works with individuals and families interested in applying for any of our housing programs. Once approved into a program, Karina also originates loans and ensures sweat equity requirements are met. She is the biggest fan and advocate for any individual or family partnering with us to buy a home or have a repair completed. If you'd like to reach out to Karina to welcome her to the Habitat team, you can contact her at 920-458-3399 ext. 305 or kberdyck@habitatlakeside.com.
Meet Rachel! She's a recent college graduate who has chosen to complete a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with us. During her year of service, she'll be helping us develop a formal crew leader recruitment program, become a Veterans Build affiliate and help increase our capacity to raise more money to support our housing programs. If you'd like to reach out to Rachel to welcome her to the Habitat team, you can contact her at 920-458-3399 ext. 307 or rlederer@habitatlakeside.com.
Check out these Snapshots from the last couple of months!
New Habitat Staff and our ReStore team participated in a build day on our Wilgus Avenue home in August. This is a snapshot of the group at lunch.
Six area community members biked across northern Minnesota this past July. Collectively, they also raised over $10,000 for our local mission! Thank you all!
Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate participated in a team build on our build site in July!
Through shelter, we empower! Please consider a one-time or recurring monthly donation. Simply click the button below to support our mission today.

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Individuals and families all over Sheboygan County are ready to break free from substandard housing by financing a repair or building and purchasing their own decent, affordable home - but we can't build without  you .
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
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