Habitat for Humanity La Crosse
and ReStore Happenings

As most of you know, the Habitat ReStore closed its doors at the end of March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though our doors were closed, we didn’t stop thinking about you, our shoppers and our donors. We’ve truly missed you. We’ve missed the interactions. We’ve missed watching the joy on your faces as you find that one unique item. We’ve missed the many different ways we help you make your house more of a home.
Therefore, we can’t wait to welcome you back! We are excited to announce that the Habitat ReStore will officially reopen its doors on Thursday, June 4th at 11:00 am.
To put the safety of staff and shoppers first, there will be some changes throughout the store and with our operations.

  1. ReStore hours: Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  2. Donation drop-off hours: We will be accepting donations during current store hours, Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  3. Donation pick-up hours: We will be providing free local pick-ups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 608-785-2373, ext. 102 to schedule a free pick-up.
Please watch our website at or like our ReStore Facebook page (@habitatrestorelacrosse) for updates on hours of operation.

Please note that the ReStore will be reopening without the support of our volunteers. We want to make sure that we do it right, that the systems we have in place work to keep everyone safe, before we bring our volunteers back. Though we miss them terribly, many of them are our most vulnerable. We ask that you are understanding of our systems and supportive of our staff as we operate with lower capacity.

We want your shopping experience to be safe. Therefore, we have spent the past few weeks working very hard to deep clean the store and get it ready for reopening. We have developed protocols to maintain the highest levels of sanitation for our shoppers, following guidance from the CDC as well as state and local agencies.

Things you need to know to shop at the ReStore:
  1. All customers and staff are required to wear face coverings while inside the ReStore.
  2. Do not enter if you are currently experiencing or have recently experienced flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  3. Only 25 customers inside the store at a time.
  4. All staff and customers must adhere to physical distancing of at least six feet.
  5. Please refrain from sitting on the furniture.
  6. Please use the hand sanitizer and wipes provided at the front door.
  7. Restrooms will be closed to the public.
  8. All loading and unloading of purchases and donations will be “Touch Free.” Please follow guidance on signs located at the rear drop-off and loading gate.
  9. All returns are temporarily suspended.
  10. All items purchases must be picked up on the same day—no exceptions.
Thank you for your patience and your continued support of Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat ReStore.
See you soon!


Kahya Fox
Executive Director

Zoom Meetings with Goats 

Are you tired of Zoom Meetings? How about a Zoom Meeting with these adorable goats to spice up your meeting?

One of our staff has goats and she will share them for your meeting as a fundraiser for us!
Click here to learn more.


Did you purchase tickets for the Packer Tailgate Tour at the Habitat Restore or any Festival Foods location? Starting Thursday, June 4th, you can stop by the Habitat ReStore (3181 Berlin Drive in La Crosse) any time during business hours (Thursdays - Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm) to receive a full refund. You must present your tickets to receive a refund.
Thank you for your patience until it was safe for us to reopen!

You Could WIN this 1953 Ford Pickup!

Could you picture yourself in this beauty pulling up to Rudy’s Drive In on a beautiful, sunny summer day for a dog and a float! Buy your raffle tickets today for your chance to win and make your dream a reality.

Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 - plus, each ticket includes coupons for:
  • Buy one pint, get one free at Pearl Street Brewery
  • ONE Free Appetizer with Full-Price Entree Purchase at The Crow
  • ONE Free Appetizer with Full-Price Entree Purchase at Big Al's
  • ONE Free Appetizer with Full-Price Entree Purchase at Howies
Purchase Tickets at the following locations:
  • Pearl Street Brewery
  • The Crow
  • Big Al's
  • Howies
  • A-1 Vacuum Sales and Service
  • Pischke Motors
  • Morries VW
  • Rudy's Drive In
Drawing will take place on:
Saturday, October 24, 2020
3:00 pm at the Habitat ReStore
3181 Berlin Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
Need not be present to win


Have you been impacted by COVID-19 and need some assistance? Here are some local resources available to you.

WAFER Food Pantry

403 Causeway Boulevard, La Crosse

OPEN: Monday-Friday  10 am – 12:45 pm

           Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  4 pm – 7:45 pm

Must bring photo ID and container to carry your own food.


Find other food pantries near you by going to


The Parenting Place 

Providing scheduled curbside diaper pick-up.

(608) 784-8125


School District of La Crosse

Providing lunches for children. School buses have drop-off sites throughout La Crosse for meals. Please call (608) 789-5880 for more information.


Not in La Crosse? Contact your local school district to find out where local meals are being provided.



Providing just-in-time critical bill payment assistance for low-wage workers in La Crosse and Vernon County who have lost or reduced their employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Outreach will be focused on people laid off from service or retail industries, and funding will be provided to help with critical bills, such as rent, car payments, life-critical prescription costs, utility bills, and more.

(608) 632-6512

Contact at


Great Rivers 2-1-1

Get help finding additional resources in your area by offering confidential community information and referrals 24 hours a day.

Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or call (800) 362-8255.

Did you know it costs us over $100,000 to build each home? Your donations & support make it all possible.

No donation is too small to make an impact on the journey to home ownership for a local family.
Thank you for supporting our mission!

Donate Today
Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse Area & ReStore
3181 Berlin Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601


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