Habitat For Humanity As Residents To Reflect On The Importance Of Giving

Morris Habitat for Humanity wants to encourage residents to consider the importance of giving during this holiday season. The need is expressed by their homeowners, each of whom have worked at least 300 sweat equity hours as part of their commitment and help “earn” their new homes.

Recently one of the homeowner’s sent an email to Carolyn Haraksin, Director Homeowner Relation. The following is an excerpt from that email.  “My husband and I just wanted to send an email to say thank you to you and everyone at Habitat for our wonderful home. We have become very settled-in here and we love our neighborhood and our neighbors….Without our Habitat home we would probably still be in our apartment and the kids would still be sharing a bedroom… we would probably not be able to stay in Madison…the kids would have to switch schools.  We really can never truly express our gratitude enough for what Habitat has given to us; a lifetime of security and a feeling of contentment with our living situation. Thank you so much for this priceless gift!”

This family is one of the fortunate ones, but there are many others still needing safe, affordable housing in Morris County.  Now is the time of year when many think of helping others.  In addition to a direct donation using our website, we offer two other ways to help financially during Nov. and Dec.

Cyber Monday, is the Mon. following Thanksgiving , this year it is Nov. 28, where online retailers promote exceptional bargains.  There are two internet shopping links that can be used for those who wish to have a percentage of their purchases go to Morris Habitat for Humanity.

So, if you plan on shopping Cyber Monday, please consider using these links. Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2675802 and GoodShop at https://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop?charityid=810491. Past that date donations can be made online at the Morris Habitat website at https://morrishabitat.org or by donating items and making purchases at the Morris Habitat ReStore, located just off Route 10 on South Salem Street in Randolph.

For more information on Morris Habitat and its activities, go to https://morrishabitat.org or call 973.891.1934.

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