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Shopko donates tools to local Habitat for Humanity


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko and Stanley Black and Decker have teamed up to donate nearly 100 power tools to Greater Green Bay Area Habitat for Humanity.

"On behalf of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity I would like to thank Shopko and Stanley Black and Decker for the generous and abundant gift of tools,” said Shannon Wiegman, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity development director. “We are grateful for the donation as it provides the much needed resources which enable us to help deserving families in our community by providing safe, decent and affordable housing. The timing of this donation was perfect. Many of our tools are in need of replacement and our construction coordinators are excited to put most of these tools to use immediately."

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds brand new homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The program provides benefits both to its partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue.

"Shopko is proud to partner with Stanley Black and Decker to facilitate this donation of power tools to Habitat for Humanity," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko interim CEO and COO. "The work of Habitat for Humanity drastically changes the lives of its partner families by breaking the cycle of poverty, improving their health and security, and giving them a sense of stability and dignity. We are happy to support this organization as it works to improve the lives of our neighbors in the Green Bay area."

"Everyone at Stanley Black and Decker is pleased to partner with Shopko in their support of the Green Bay Area Habitat for Humanity," said Matt Minnick, Stanley Black and Decker director of sales. "The mission of providing decent, affordable housing is central to the core values that our associates share with the Shopko team."

Habitat for Humanity plans to use the majority of the donated tools in local construction projects but the group will also sell some duplicate tools at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a public retail home improvement store which provides a valuable source of cash flow through the sale of donated building materials and items. The donation included jig saws, circular saws, variable speed drills and cordless variable speed drill/drivers. The total value of the donation is more than $6,200.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Shopko Stores Operating Co. is a $3 billion retailer that operates more than 330 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, 176 Shopko Hometown locations, 5 Shopko Express Rx stores and 18 Shopko Pharmacy locations.

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