One in four households in the U.S. pays more than 30 percent of their income for housing and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing or medical care. To meet these needs, Morris Habitat for Humanity is currently focusing on the tenth Anniversary of its ReStore, a 22,000 square foot store located on South Salem Street in Randolph NJ. As part of the anniversary celebrations there will be a special sale on Sat., May 6 with 20 percent off everything storewide including the special ReStore Collection items (high end antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia, china and silver and more). Morris Habitat is proud that after taking over 3 years to go from an idea to the grand opening of the ReStore on May 12, 2007, the efforts were well worth it. To date, proceeds from the ReStore have funded 23 homes and diverted almost 8,500 tons of useable material out of landfills. To learn more about the ReStore’s fascinating history and the people who made this germ of an idea into a reality go to www.morrisrestore.org/about-us/.
Additionally, there will be other events and sales coming up, such as the one tied in with Habitat International for their “Home is the Key” fundraising effort during the month of April. Thanks to their official automotive sponsor, Nissan, each time the hashtag #HomeIsTheKey is shared across social media platforms during the month, Nissan will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity. Also, if you stop by any Nissan dealership for a test drive during April, they will donate $100. Nissan is committed to donating at least $250,000, but the public is challenged to help Habitat surpass that amount.
Another local effort is to gain individual donations for the Morris Habitat 10th Anniversary House. It is the future home of the Carmona family, which is now under construction in Dover, NJ. The goal is to raise $150,000 by June 30. To encourage participation, a raffle drawing for a child’s electric ride-on car has been set up. This bright red, ride-on car is made for a toddler aged 2-4 years who weighs up to 66 pounds. Raffle tickets, from $1 for one to $10 for 20 tickets, can be purchased at the ReStore’s cashier’s desk. The drawing for child’s car will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 6, during the special Anniversary sale, and the winner need not be present.
The ReStore has numerous other shopping incentives. The FiveStars Rewards program provides one point for every dollar spent, with sign-up bonuses and other special promotions for members. The program uses the member’s mobile phone or email address so that no special membership cards are needed. Points totaling 100 or more can be redeemed for percentages off future purchases. On Friday’s seniors 55 and older receive a 10 percent discount and veteran’s as well as members of the armed forces receive a 10% discount with a military identification card.
The ReStore offers a great selection of merchandise, great discounts and a great opportunity to contribute any amount toward the anniversary house! Ask any of the friendly staff or volunteers for more details, or go to the Morris Habitat ReStore website at http://morrisrestore.org or just call the ReStore at 973.336.3358.
Morris Habitat’s special raffle for a child’s electric car will raise money for their Restore 10th Anniversary home.