Habitat for humanity


Last look: 1928 Richard Philipp-designed mansion in Whitefish Bay

Published May 22, 2020

This week, a team from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore has been salvaging details from a 1928 lakefront home, designed by architect Richard Philipp, for sale in its Milwaukee stores, where, hopefully, the items will find new uses in other buildings and, at the same, will help fund Habitat's mission to build homes in the city.


How to be generous on a budget in the new year

Published Jan. 10, 2020

The season of giving doesn't have to end with the start of the new year. Learn how to give back to the community without straining your wallet, with the help of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.


Last look: Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse & Powerhouse

Published Aug. 5, 2019

The old Motherhouse complex, dating as far back as 1861, at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis is about to be torn down. We went over for one last look ... and a final walk through the tunnels.


ReStore celebrates Earth Day and Gallery Night with recycled art show

Published April 18, 2018

In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.


Habitat for Humanity plans expansion into Midtown, Harambee

Published July 22, 2017

In July, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity announced plans to invest $9 million over the next three years in the Midtown neighborhood between North and Lisbon Avenues and between 25th and 30th Streets, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Published Sept. 22, 2016

There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.


Young adults in YouthBuild help construct Habitat for Humanity houses

Published July 3, 2015

A year ago, Michael Merkel was a homeless high school dropout, sleeping on cold park benches on the North Side after one too many arguments with his mother. After two months of avoiding the police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports the 18-year-old found himself in front of a counselor who directed him to MATC's YouthBuild, a program that gives low-income, at-risk youth and young adults experience in the construction trades.


P&H employees raise $115,000 for Habitat for Humanity

Published Sept. 7, 2011

P&H employees contributed over $57,000 to the campaign and their gifts were matched dollar-for-dollar by P&H, a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and distributing equipment for surface mining.


Riverside High donates to Habitat

Published May 26, 2011

Riverside University High School students and faculty are donating $60,000 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity today at the school's "Swing into Spring" concert.


Milwaukee man cycled sea to sea for charity

Published Jan. 8, 2011

Graham Anderson--a 25-year-old Milwaukee bartender and UWM alum-- biked across the country for charity. Along the way he encountered painful obstacles like seemingly endless western mountain ranges, thunderstorms, and punishing tailwinds.