Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

The ReStore is a subsidiary of the Fond du Lac Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The ReStore provides a consistent revenue flow, providing the foundation to carry out the mission of Habitat. The Fond du Lac ReStore recently received a face-lift: newly polished floors, redesign of store layout, and a more customer-centered shopping experience.


“Our ReStore provides a significant financial resource so we’re able to build affordable homes for residents in our community,” said Katie Karls, Fond du Lac Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “This remodel is our attempt to make the shopping experience more enjoyable to our customers.”


“We’re excited to offer a new customer experience,” said Dave Schecher, Board of Directors President. “Our mission is to offer a hand up to low-income families in our community. We don’t give away homes. The ReStore enhancements will offer us a great income stream to better address the needs of this marginalized population, right in our community.”


Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.