Ashwaubenon Hotel Donates Furniture to Habitat ReStore

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If you’re looking for a good deal on used furniture – head to the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They just received a large donation from a hotel going through a major remodel. Local 5’s Kris Schuller reports the gift will help create affordable housing in Brown County. 

At the Restore in Ashwaubenon chairs, couches and tables are rolling out the door.

“I furnished a whole apartment for under $500 so I’m happy,” said one woman at the ReStore.

Furniture that once filled 100 hotel rooms at the Ramada Plaza.

“Everything from mirrors to pictures, lamps, desks, tables, you name it,” said Chadd Scott, general manager, Delta Hotels by Marriott.

Furniture that Scott needed to replace as part of an $8 million renovation.  And which his ownership group decided to donate to the ReStore instead of pursuing liquidation.

“We just chose to go the other route. We thought it was an opportunity to give back to the community and hopefully someone will benefit from it,” Scott said. 

Scott called ReStore Director Maureen Reinhardt telling her he had items to donate and to come take a look if interested.

“I went in, it was like Christmas,” said Reinhardt. “It was a giant meeting room full of stuff, stacked floor to ceiling. I said I want that, I want that, I want that – it was very exciting.”

And all this week the furniture has been hitting the sales floor. But it doesn’t last long.

“Here’s a sectional from the Ramada, it was probably in the lobby, I’m not absolutely sure. But as soon as it hit the sales floor it sold,” said Reinhardt. “Side tables, bench table and rolling tables you can use as a desk. It’s used, not in perfect condition, but I think $45 for a chair and ottoman set is a good deal.”

Every sale helps Habitat for Humanity build more affordable housing in Brown County.  A benefit not lost on shoppers.

“It’s a very good program and I’m glad it is giving back to the community at the same time,” said another shopper.

“As quickly as we can get them on the floor I all is sold,” Reinhardt said.

Meaning if interested – don’t linger – these generous donations are selling fast.

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