Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Hosts Designer Tree Auction and ReStore Reception Fundraiser

Kathy Oberto

[Georgetown, DE]  Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) ReStore was the site of the Designer Tree Auction and ReStore Reception.

Holiday trees were donated to the ReStore in the months leading up to the event and given to local designers who then had the opportunity to come up with their own rendition of “Home for the Holidays” decorations.

Christmas 2021

Before guests arrived, the designers had 90 minutes to decorate their trees.  Once decorated, the trees were presented in the main aisle of the ReStore and guests were able to “silently” bid on the tree of their choice while sampling delicious libations provided by Baird, Mandalas, Brockstedt as well as traditional holiday appetizers and desserts provided by various volunteers and organizations.

Kevin Gilmore

In addition to the Designer Tree auction, there was a 50/50 Raffle and Tricky Tray raffle. Guests were excited to purchase the decorated trees and have them delivered to their home or office just in time for the holidays.

Heidi Jody

If you would like to learn about upcoming events, make a contribution, become a volunteer, or find out about SCHFH programs, please visit


About Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  For more information or to donate, visit