Bernadette Marrero a ReStore volunteer from Hopatcong got a great face painting job done by Hug-a-Me face painters at the Morris Habitat Restore 7th Anniversary Event.
Gearing up for the big ReStore Anniversary Event are (left to right) Aaron Katz from Randolph, Merri Baarsden (Conceirge) from Chester, and Jackie Katz from Randolph.
Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore Anniversary a Huge Success
Monday, May 19, 2014 • 8:06am
To celebrate the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore seventh Anniversary, a special event was organized in the beginning of May. More than 1,400 people came by to save 20% off their ENTIRE purchase of furniture, appliances, décor, and building materials. In addition, the day was made festive with free hotdogs, popcorn, music, face painting, great raffles (including ReStore gift certificates ranging from $50-100) and much more!
The day was made even more special with Hug-a-Me the Clown doing face painting, Kona Ice selling their goodies, Fiesta Tent helping with staging, Simple Sunshine Events also helping with organizing and DJ Pudge cranking out the tunes.
As ReStore Director, Rick Ostberg said, "Despite all the competing events the first weekend in May, our ReStore's Anniversary Sale proved once-again “the place to be”. We set a record for sales and customer visits and everyone enjoyed the free food and Birthday Cake.”
With over 21,000 square feet of space, customers can enjoy great savings off normal retail costs while supporting Morris Habitat for Humanity. By selling donated building supplies, appliances and furniture (both new and gently-used), money raised by the ReStore is used to finance the houses built with homeowner partners. Morris Habitat provides a hand-up, rather than a hand-out, to home ownership. Revenues from the Morris ReStore have helped to build 11 homes and have kept almost 4,000 tons of waste out of our landfills.
For more information about the ReStore, the 7th Anniversary Event or opportunities to donate and volunteer, visit www.morrisrestore.org or call 973-366-3358.
About Morris Habitat for Humanity
Morris Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing agency dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families in Morris County and the surrounding New Jersey area. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need. Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 280 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. The organization has plans to build an additional 80 units and preserve 40 homes within the next 5 years. For more information about Morris Habitat call 973-891-1934 or visit www.morrishabitat.org.
About Morris Habitat ReStore
Operated by Morris Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore sells donated building supplies, appliances and furniture at huge savings off normal retail costs. Proceeds from our ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted almost 4,000 tons of useable material out of landfills. Information on donating, volunteering, or any other aspect of the ReStore can be found on its website at www.morrisrestore.org or by calling (973) 366-3358.
Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph, NJ 07869, the ReStore is open Tuesday 12-8, Wednesday & Friday 10-6, Thursday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. The ReStore is closed on Sunday and Monday. Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Donation drop offs can be made during store hours, or for larger items call 973-366-3358 to schedule a pick-up. Donations are tax-deductible.