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Morris Habitat ReStore Recognizes World Habitat Day

Sep 29, 2012 12:25PM

In recognition of World Habitat Day, held on October 1, the Morris Habitat ReStore, at 274 South Salem Street, Suite 100, Randolph, will be participating along with hundreds of other ReStore facilities across the country to raise awareness of housing issues while soliciting cash donations. The public is encouraged to stop by to help “Buy a House to Build a Home” through October 6, when Morris Habitat will be selling little paper houses for $1 each for display within the ReStore, as well as T-shirts, canvas bags and water bottles, at $5, with all proceeds going to help build safe and affordable housing in the area.

October 1 was declared World Habitat Day by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1985. Its purpose is three-fold: to call attention to the need for better shelter around the world; to let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere; and to change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and involve partners in solutions. This year’s theme, “Many Homes, One Community,” will call attention to the pivotal role of housing in the development of a neighborhood.

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. Its ReStore, which sells new and gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances, lighting and more, is open to the general public from Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm; and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

For more information, visit MorrisRestore.org or call 973-366-3358. Donations, which are tax deductible, can be dropped off during store hours or scheduled for pickup by calling the number above.

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