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How to recycle, reuse and benefit a non-profit in honor of Earth Day

Posted at 7:50 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 12:40:55-04

BELLEVUE (NBC 26) -- The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Restore has prevented more than eight million pounds of materials from ending up in landfills since opening.

That's a huge impact that would not be possible without the help from our community. Unfortunately with coronavirus has forced the Restore to close for shopping and donation drop off and pickup, but they still need your support.

They ask you to create a donation corner in your home to save for when they can safely open their doors. Typically this time of year they have their "Spring Tool Drive." They had to cancel, but they hope you'll still set those items aside for them later. They're also taking this time as an opportunity to possibly work ahead on other projects.

In November, the Restore organizes the "Repurpose for a Reason." How it works is people can borrow items from the Restore to up-cycle and then return them for the auction. The Restore Director said they're hoping to let guests check out items earlier so they can work on the projects now. Be sure to follow them on their Facebook page for updates.

If you're looking to donate to the Restore here is a list and guidelines of suggestions on their website.