Morris Habitat Updates — family

35 Years of Helping to Build Strength, Stability, & Self Reliance Through Shelter

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35 Years of Helping to Build Strength, Stability, & Self Reliance Through Shelter

Dear Friends, Thirty-five years ago, a group of Morris County residents recognized the need for affordable housing in our community and established Morris Habitat for Humanity to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Inspired by our hardworking homeowners -- and powered by volunteers, donors and partners -- Morris Habitat has grown and flourished. Since our founding, we have helped build, repair or preserve homes in partnership with 661 families, and we regularly engage more than 13,000 volunteers a year. The positive impact of our program reverberates to future generations who will never have to experience the severe...

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Donate to the Morris Habitat ReStore and Help Build Affordable Housing

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Donate to the Morris Habitat ReStore and Help Build Affordable Housing

Tidying up the house or cleaning out the attic? The Morris Habitat ReStore is seeking donations, either by drop off or free pickup. The ReStore sells gently used home furnishings, lighting, and building materials. ReStore Collection sells high-end antiques, art, china, silver, jewelry, and collectibles. Check out the ReStore website to find out what we accept, or to schedule a free donation pickup. Shopping at the ReStore has never been more rewarding. With the ReStore’s Fivestars Rewards Program, members earn one point for every dollar spent. With 100 points, members get 5 percent off their next purchase. With 250 points, members save 7 percent, and...

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Nearly 300 Families Assisted at Mobile Food Drive

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Nearly 300 Families Assisted at Mobile Food Drive

Morris Habitat partnered with Table of Hope in July to host their mobile food pantry, helping nearly 300 families fill their refrigerators and pantries with fresh food and produce. With business closings, layoffs and furloughs, family food insecurity increases every day. Morris Habitat for Humanity has been helping families with affordable homeownership for 35 years, and we have turned our immediate attention to helping those who need food. Please see local coverage and photos of the food drive in the Daily Record. We will help again with Table of Hope’s mobile food pantry on Aug. 12 in Roxbury. Free groceries including fresh produce, dairy and canned goods...

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More than Ever, Families Need Your Voice and Your Help

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More than Ever, Families Need Your Voice and Your Help

Dear Friends of Morris Habitat, We need your voice now, more than ever. Families need a safe, decent, affordable, and healthy place to live now, more than ever. Your help is needed to bridge the gap of affordability and of health and safety for our communities. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a near-collapse in our economy. Especially hard hit are the leisure, hospitality, and restaurant industries whose low-wage workers are disproportionately people of color and women. Unemployment has skyrocketed, leaving these employees unsure how they will pay their bills, especially their housing bills. With the expiration of benefits from the CARES Act,...

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“You Guys Made a Dream Come True”

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  Just days before Christmas, six hardworking families received a simple holiday wish – the warmth of home.    Morris Habitat dedicated the first six of 12 homes at 119-121 Main St. in Succasunna in mid-December. The new homeowners work in our local hospitals, schools and businesses and include a U.S. veteran and his family.    “We’re very excited about this project because it is the largest we’ve undertaken in our 34-year history,” Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Bravo said at the dedication. “Now six hardworking families will have affordable, safe and decent places to live—just in time for the...

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