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Habitat for Humanity 35 year anniversary logo
09 Oct
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Celebrate Our 35th Anniversary, Thu Oct 22

Celebrate Our 35th Anniversary

Please join us as we celebrate a major milestone: thirty-five years of empowering families through home ownership. Since 1985, we have served nearly 600 families, built 120 local homes, and preserved more than 200 homes for our lower-income and senior neighbors, and so much more…

Our outdoor, socially-distanced celebration will follow COVD-19 safety guidelines.

Details and RSVP >>

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Parkway front elevation
09 Oct
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Jefferson Township Groundbreaking, Wed Oct 28

Jefferson Township Groundbreaking

Join Morris Habitat on Wednesday, October 28, as we begin to construct a new single-family home on 17 North Parkway in Jefferson Township.

Details and RSVP by Thursday, October 15>>

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352 Howe Avenue Dedication
08 Oct
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352 Howe Ave, Passaic Dedication Friday Oct 30

Please join Morris Habitat on Friday October 30th for a ribbon cutting ceremony for two new homes for two families in Passaic.

Details and RSVP by October 23rd

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35-year commemorative keepsake
08 Sep
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Commemorative Keepsakes Celebrate 35 Years

To support families on their path to homeownership and to celebrate our 35th anniversary, donate $35 or more through the end of October and receive this limited-edition handmade commemorative keepsake. This one-of-a-kind keepsake is 100% made in the USA from solid brass and finished with 24k gold.

Donate online to receive your keepsake by mail, or make your donation in person at the Morris Habitat for Humanity Restore register.

Your gift will help fuel the fight for safe, decent, and affordable housing right here in Morris County.

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Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry
02 Jul
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Table of Hope and Morris Habitat for Humanity to host free mobile food distribution on July 8 – Hundreds expected to attend as need for food grows due to pandemic

RANDOLPH, N.J., July 2, 2020–Table of Hope and Morris Habitat for Humanity will host a free mobile food distribution at the Morris Habitat Restore on Wednesday, July 8 to assist families in need during this time of crisis. All residents are welcome and there are no eligibility requirements.

Anyone in need of food is welcome.

Details >>

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GAF Roofs for Heroes
15 Jun
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GAF Roofs for Heroes

 

GAF Roofs for Heroes

Beginning early June 2020, selected community heroes serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive a free roof repair, roof rehab, or complete roof replacement.

How the program works >>

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HopeBuilders
01 Jun
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Become a HopeBuilder

Hopebuilders is a group of exceptional donors who truly believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. Fitting a recurring, monthly donation into your budget will allow us to meet the growing needs of our community.

Learn how to become a HopeBuilder >>

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COVID-19 update
21 May
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Closed Mar 15 until further notice

ReStore is now open along with our Construction projects!

Offices are open virtually to the public!

In an effort to protect our staff, volunteers, donors, customers and the families we seek to serve, we have taken unprecedented steps to have our office staff work remotely and to install all necessary precautions at our ReStore and our construction sites. Our priority is always to support the health and safety of our people — and to take a calm and informed approach to address this challenging situation.

With this in mind, effective Friday, May 15, 2020, Morris Habitat has taken the following actions –

  • Require all construction volunteers to follow health and social distancing protocols.
  • Keep our offices open virtually (only) to the public until further notice.
  • Institute stringent health and safety protocols throughout the organization, ReStore warehouse/sales floor, donation pickups and drop offs and construction sites.

RESTORE REOPENED on Friday, June 5, with new health and safety protocols

  • NEW HOURS: The ReStore will be open Tuesday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., with 10:00–11:00 a.m. reserved for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers.
  • Only shoppers wearing masks will be permitted to enter.
  • Online shopping continues with additional inventory added every day.
  • You may drop off donations, or you can schedule a pick-up in the local area by filling out the pick-up request form on the ReStore Donate page, by emailing ReStore.Donations@morrishabitat.org or by calling 973-366-3358 ext. 210.

If you have a question, 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.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will re-open our offices as soon as it is safe to do so.

This disruption to our workflow will most certainly affect our fundraising. The families we seek to serve are already vulnerable; many of them in positions at the forefront of the crisis — health care workers, civil servants, service sector employees; those to whom a missed paycheck can mean catastrophe. If you intended to volunteer, to visit the ReStore, or to donate – please show your support with a donation to keep us building a better place as we face down this pandemic.

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

Blair Schleicher Wilson, Chief Executive Officer

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World Habitat Day 2020
20 May
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Support the Right to Adequate Shelter, Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

On World Habitat Day, the first Monday of October, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organizations around the world in raising awareness, educating, and mobilizing individuals and communities to take action on the current global housing crisis.

A decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, if not generations. Through shelter, we empower.

Lack of access to land is often at the heart of inadequate housing.

To build a shelter and make it a home, a family needs to know they have rights and won’t be evicted. Ensuring access to land — meaning the laws about who owns and has rights to land — is one of the top priorities for Habitat for Humanity. Removing current barriers to access would benefit millions of people around the world. Improvements would include greater gender equality, increased disaster resilience and decreased slum conditions. Improving access to land can increase economic growth, address inequalities and reduce poverty.

We invite you to support our efforts in these ways.

With your help, we can improve lives and communities — at home and around the globe.

  • Pray for shelter.
  • Learn how you can take action in the United States through our Cost of Home advocacy campaign.
  • Advocate for improved access to land for shelter through the Solid Ground global advocacy campaign.
  • Take action for housing advocacy by following the tips on our Advocacy page.
  • Make a donation to the work of Morris Habitat for Humanity.
  • Organize a team build day for a group of volunteers.
  • Visit the Morris Habitat ReStore to shop, donate or volunteer. Your support helps Morris Habitat accomplish its mission in your community.
  • Spread the word about the need for shelter on your social media network using the hashtag #WorldHabitatDay, and invite your followers and friends to find out more about Habitat and World Habitat Day.

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Macedonia
19 May
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Online Virtual Global Village Trip to Macedonia, Fri May 29

Let’s go to Macedonia! (virtually, of course!!)

Morris Habitat for Humanity is hosting a virtual Habitat Global Village Trip luncheon to Veles, Macedonia, on Friday, May 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. You will be in your own home, participating in a Zoom conference on your computer, and eating food prepped by you.

We’ll spend an hour exploring Macedonian culture, food, drink and people, while learning about the families there who need safe housing.

Details and RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 >>

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