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Closed until further notice
28 Mar
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Closed Mar 15 until further notice

Closed from Sunday, March 15, until further notice

We have been monitoring the evolving status of the COVID-19 virus. Friday morning, March 13, we sent out a message advising Morris Habitat’s status of its programs. Then, on Friday evening, President Trump declared a National Emergency. Since then, many retail businesses, companies, municipalities, schools and others began to do their part to take immediate action in stemming the speed of community transmission to minimize the risk of exposure.

Therefore, we have made the decision that effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, Morris Habitat will take the following actions –

  • Close the ReStore to the public. Please check back for updates.
  • ReStore donation scheduled pickups will continue in the short term.
  • Donation door remains open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for donation drop-offs and for customers to pick up their purchased items on hold.
  • ReStore Collection e-commerce will continue to operate with items currently on eBay for sale. For a limited time, we are offering free curbside delivery to local addresses within 10 miles of the store for all online purchases over $25.00.
  • Keep our construction sites open.
  • Close our offices to the public until further notice (with office staff telecommuting).

We will continue to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our operations and will make adjustments to our program as we deem necessary.

We are encouraging that all inquiries to our offices be through phone and email until further notice.

To schedule a ReStore donation pick-up or ReStore donation drop-off, please visit the ReStore Donate web page for forms to fill out and for guidelines describing what we accept. You can also email the ReStore staff at restore.donations@morrishabitat.org. If you have further questions about donations, please dial 973.891.1934 extension 210 and leave a message for our staff.

For all other inquiries, please email our general mailbox at info@morrishabitat.org or leave a message at 973.891.1934.

All calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours.

Thank you for your continued support in staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. We will make it through this and it will make us stronger.

Blair Schleicher Bravo, Chief Executive Officer

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Respirator mask donation March 2020
27 Mar
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N95 Respirator Masks Donated

On March 23, 2020, Morris Habitat donated 4,000 respirator (N95) masks to the Morris County Office of Emergency Management. The masks, used for construction, are being distributed to those fighting the coronavirus on the front lines.  Click here to view CEO Blair Schleicher Bravo’s interview with WMBC-TV. (Video plays for 3 minutes 4 seconds.)

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Morris Habitat for Humanity 35 year logo
01 Mar
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Morris Habitat gala celebrates 35 years of building ‘that decent place to live’

Business suits and sequined gowns replaced hard hats and work gloves as more than 500 converged on the Meadow Wood Manor on Route 10 on Saturday night to dine, dance, and take their chances on silent auction items at Morris Habitat for Humanity’s 15th annual Hearts & Hammers Gala in Randolph Township.

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28 Feb
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Roxbury’s SDF Partners with Habitat for Humanity’s Hearts and Hammers Gala

The course that covers a wide variety of topics including construction, carpentry, architecture, and design allows students to put their knowledge and skills to work here at home in Roxbury and last Saturday members of the SDF program and RHS took part in Morris Habitat for Humanity’s Hearts and Hammers Gala at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph. This is Morris Habitat’s largest annual fundraiser with over 500 people in attendance this year, the most yet.

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Annual Meeting logo
23 Dec
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Annual Meeting, Jan 2020

Thanks for coming to our Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Reception on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Presbyterian Church Parish House in Morristown. After socializing and light refreshments, we celebrated our accomplishments in 2019, when we and our supporters built, repaired and restored 69 homes. We expect 2020 to be just as busy, exciting and productive, as we look to serve another 80 families. We hope you will join us!

Last year, Morris Habitat helped 60 local families, 12 through homeownership and 48 through Neighborhood Revitalization and Aging in Place home repair projects. We assisted 9 other families through our international home building program. Volunteers made more than 14,000 site visits and provided 86,000 hours of labor. Proceeds from the ReStore, our retail operation that supports our mission, have built 25 homes since 2007. In addition, the ReStore has kept 11,600 tons of usable materials from landfills.

We recognized some of our many invaluable volunteers and partners who have gone above and beyond to ensure our success.

2019 HONOREES

Charles Lee Hamilton Tribute Award:
Selfless Actions Demonstrating Passion and Love
Robert Alimonti
Betty Schmidt

Community Partner Award:
Businesses and Organizations Which Go

Above and Beyond
Reverend Carie Morgan and First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna

Distinguished Partner Award:
Leadership/Ownership in a Certain Area

Christopher Ward

Perseverance Partner Award:
Return through Thick and Thin

Diane Penola
Eddie Vallebuona

Beth Everett Award:
Former Board Member Who Continues to Lead
Richard Basile

Employee of the Year:
Christopher Palazzi – Chief Development Officer

ReStore Pioneer Award:
Extraordinary Commitment to the ReStore’s Success
Wayfair

Volunteer Milestone Awards:
Robert Alimonti
Glenn Brukardt
Stephen Feld
Richard Genese
Jay Grossman
MaryAlice Hanzo
Barbara Kaufman
Bonnie King
Seth Leeb
John Lester
Gordon Lorig
Sean Monaghan
Catherine Natafalusy
Robert Newman
Marjorie Roller
Barry Scollon
Fred Stewart
John Stromberg

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Christmas ornament celebrating 35 years
16 Dec
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Commemorative Keepsakes Celebrate 35 Years

Add a touch of Morris Habitat to your home or office decorations! When you donate $20 at the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore register, you will receive one of our limited-edition Commemorative Keepsakes. They celebrate 35 years of helping families on their path to homeownership.

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Mariell and Amy Guridy
15 Dec
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Donate to Support 70 Families in 2020

Homeownership changes lives and is the foundation of strong, vibrant communities. (more…)

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Six new families welcomed to Roxbury as Morris Habitat homes are dedicated
14 Dec
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Six new families welcomed to Roxbury as Morris Habitat homes are dedicated

ROXBURY TWP. – Nicole and Daniel Pope of Flanders have been paying $1,800 a month to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Flanders.

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Roxbury Mayor to New Project's Residents
14 Dec
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Roxbury Mayor to New Project’s Residents: You’ll Like It Here

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Friday welcomed three families to town as Morris Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of a 6-unit condominium building on Main Street in Succasunna.

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Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019
15 Nov
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#GivingTuesday, Dec 3, 2019

After a long weekend of eating and focusing on how thankful we are for what we have, followed by several days of shopping in stores and online, #GivingTuesday is a day to give back to the community or to a non-profit of your choice.

This year we hope you will consider supporting us on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, using one of three very easy ways to donate:

  1. Give directly to Morris Habitat via our secure online donation form.
  2. Text MORRISHABITAT to 243-725.
  3. Log onto our Facebook page on Tuesday, December 3, at 8:00 a.m. EST and find our DONATE button. Facebook is matching up to $7 million in donations across all organizations on a first come, first served basis…so donate early and often!

Please check with your employer to see if they are offering matching donations, either on Giving Tuesday or any day throughout the remainder of the year. You can search this directory of matching employers, although it may not be a comprehensive list.

You can also donate by shopping:

  • Shop for new and gently-used building supplies and furnishings at the ReStore in Randolph.
  • Choose Morris Habitat for Humanity as your charity of choice when shopping online. If you start your shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Or shop through GoodShop to find coupon offers from more than 30,000 stores when you click “Shop Now.” An average of 3% of your online purchase amount will go to Morris Habitat as your designated charity.

We appreciate all contributions and accept them throughout the year. They will be used to build safe, decent affordable housing for local families in need.

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