NeighborWorks Green Bay works within the “Original Neighborhoods” to restore and revitalize the character that makes our communities unique. Please consider donating your unique building materials, such as antique bathtubs, fireplace mantels, newels, crown moldings, or lintels. Call Tim at (920) 448-3075 to see what materials we currently need.
NeighborWorks Green Bay is also accepting well-maintained used or new mini-vans or SUVs for project visits, tours, and material hauling.
Real Estate Donations
NeighborWorks Green Bay is uniquely qualified to accept your real estate donations, including single-family homes, multi-family units, and commercial real estate. Your tax professional can advise you on the benefits of your real estate donation. For information on gifting real estate to NeighborWorks Green Bay, please contact Scott or Noel at (920) 448-3075.
How NeighborWorks Green Bay Uses Donations To Help The Community
This property on North Oakland Avenue, in the historic Fort Howard neighborhood, is a great example of how your real estate donation to NeighborWorks Green Bay can make a difference in our neighborhoods. The property owner, an absentee landlord, was struggling to manage the property from a distance and wasn’t able to maintain the property to community standards. The City of Green Bay identified a number of issues that had to be addressed, and the owner turned to NeighborWorks Green Bay for help. She wanted to give the property to us, but hoped that we would keep the tenants, who had lived there for a number of years, and were understandably concerned they might be asked to leave their home.
NeighborWorks Green Bay staff met with the tenants and developed a scope of work for the property. The owner completed the gift and we began to renovate the home, including both interior and exterior improvements, and utilizing high school volunteers to leverage our investment. We were able to mobilize the resources (capital, connections, and expertise) needed to not only bring the property back to the minimum community standards, but to improve the property in ways that made it a great place to live. Ultimately, we hope to sell the house to the tenants who have made it their home.
This project is a perfect example of how NeighborWorks Green Bay is positioned to remove the burden of ownership from struggling investors and families, mobilize community resources to improve the quality of housing, educate and empower volunteers, and improve the lives of area residents.