Stillwater’s Habitat for Humanity hopes to thank its customers at the organization’s Customer Appreciation Day Tuesday.
“This is a celebration of our birthday which is in the end of October,” said Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager Jennifer Dault. “This will be our 11th year to be open as a ReStore and we just want to celebrate all our customers and their support and all the revenue that they allow us to generate for the building that we do.”
The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature free hot dogs, face painting, balloons and door prizes.
“Just about everything in the store is going to be on major discount,” Dault said. “We like to say it’s our Black Friday.”
The day will also feature the second annual Recycled Art Show.
“We’ve invited local artists within the community over the last month or so to come in and get items from the ReStore that they will turn into some type of art entry,” she said.
Those items will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the work of the organization.
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable and safe housing for those in need, Dault said. The local organization also assists in building homes in their partner country of Mozambique.
“We are able to build several houses just out of the revenue that we make with the ReStore alone,” Dault said.
Homes built through the organization have a zero percent mortgage and require a $550 down payment. New homeowners will pay back the mortgage over time allowing for the creation of more homes for those who don’t qualify for a traditional mortgage or loan.
“We do two to three houses a year and they’re about $75,000,” Dault said. “They appraise for well over $100,000, but we charge only for the cost of the materials and no labor.”
Habitat for Humanity is located at 505 E. 18th Ave.