Raffle tickets for the car, $100, are available to Thursday, Sept. 24.

Aurora Habitat for Humanity to open ReStore Friday, raffle ’67 Camaro

 AURORA, Ill., Sept. 23, 2020 — Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will open its west Aurora ReStore at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at 2302 W. Indian Trail in Aurora. Habitat’s ReStore is a resale store specializing in new and gently used home goods.

The public is invited. Parking is free.

Highlighting the event will be an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony and raffle of a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro to benefit the affordable housing ministry.

Raffle tickets for the car, $100, are available to Thursday, Sept. 24. The winner of the Camaro will be announced at 11 a.m. Friday during a grand opening for the ReStore.

Barbara Zegiel, Habitat funds coordinator, said the blue classic was donated by an anonymous man “…who wants us to raise money for the new ReStore.“

According to Zegiel, donations are needed to stock the ReStore. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Porch or garage pickup of donations is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (630) 206-5038.

Donors will receive a 50 percent discount coupon for one item in the store.

Founded in 1988 in Aurora, Fox Valley Habitat is a nondenominational Christian housing ministry based at Genesis Community Church in Montgomery. Since its inception, Habitat has helped 278 local people in 69 families obtain housing in the Fox Valley. Habitat partners with residents in need of affordable shelter by building new homes with the recipients contributing a major sweat-equity investment.

Habitat’s current projects are a single-family home at 423 Parker Ave. in Aurora and a duplex sponsored by area realtors and others at 829-831 Grove St. in Aurora. In addition to offices at Genesis, Habitat maintains a warehouse at 250 S. Highland Ave. in Aurora.

Fox Valley Habitat is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an international Christian housing ministry. Volunteers and donors are needed to continue the ministry. Call (630) 206-5038 or visit http://www.chicagolandhabitat.org/.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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