Friday, June 14, 2013

Charitable Superhero of the Week: Mr. James Paterson

Saturdays just wouldn't work without him.

There is hidden treasure in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and you don't need a shovel to find it. Door County Habitat for Humanity has a thriving ReStore where shoppers can find amazing treasures for home renovations and 'feathering their nests'. Door County ReStore Manager, Leslie Boden has an eye for DIY that has turned the ReStore into a thriving endeavor. She hasn't had to do it alone. The Door County ReStore has many dedicated volunteers. This week's Charitable Superhero makes Saturdays happen for the store.

Mr. James Paterson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin is a retired teacher and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for many years. He got involved with the ReStore a couple years ago when he wanted a change from long, hot days on build sites. That was a lucky switch for the ReStore. The shop is open three days a week- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and Mr. Paterson is there nearly every day.

Like Ms. Boden, Mr. Paterson has a love of restoring old things and finding fun ways to fix items up and give them new purpose. His home features some of his favorite ReStore finds ranging from comfortable leather furniture to unique oil paintings. Stop by the Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and you're sure to find great items and hear some great ideas on what can be done with them. And, thanks to Charitable Superhero James Paterson, you can shop the Door County ReStore on Saturdays too.

We want to see YOU in safety-green! Let us know how you help out your community and you might be honored as a Charitable Superhero of the Week! In addition to the world's gratitude for being so super, you'll also receive a HuTerrian t-shirt and Charitable Superhero certificate of recognition! Visit and click Contact Us in the bottom toolbar to tell us your story today!

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