A big “heads up” to residents living in or near Summit, Chatham, Basking Ridge/Bernardsville, and Boonton/Montville/Mountain Lakes. For residents redecorating or cleaning out the basement, garage or attic this summer the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck will be coming to you.
Residents can arrange for home pickup of items on a bi-monthly scheduled day in four areas this summer. The ReStore truck will visit Summit or the Bernardsville/Basking Ridge area on a Wednesday and Chatham or the Boonton/Montville/Mountain Lakes area on a Friday. ReStore Director, Rick Ostberg advises that, “Volunteer truck drivers will gratefully accept your new or very gently-used home furnishings, appliances and building supplies,” but cautions that, “When considering what to donate, review of the guidelines for information about age and condition restrictions is a big help.” The guidelines list the many types of merchandise the ReStore is searching for, as well as items that it is not able to accept.
Those interested can go to the Morris Habitat website at www.morrishabitat.org or contact the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 973-366-3358 to get more details, find a donation form, or review other options for donating items that the ReStore cannot accept. Donations are tax deductible.
The Current Schedule:
ReStore Truck in Summit – June 19, 2013
ReStore Truck in Chatham – June 21, 2013
ReStore Truck in Bernardsville/Basking Ridge Area – June 26, 2013
ReStore Truck in Boonton/Montville/Mountain Lakes Area – July 19, 2013
ReStore Truck in Summit – August 21, 2013
ReStore Truck in Chatham – August 23, 2013
For more information on Morris Habitat, or to volunteer, go to the website at www.morrishabitat.org or contact the Morris Habitat for Humanity Office in Randolph, NJ at (973) 891-1934 or the ReStore at (973) 366-3358.
About The Donation Guidelines:
The ReStore welcomes all offers of new or very gently-used items, but reserves the right to refuse unsuitable donations. By filling out the donation offer form or contacting the ReStore by telephone or e-mail, donors can see if their donation falls within the guidelines and meets current needs.
Items donated to the ReStore are sold to the general public, so it’s important that all merchandise be in excellent condition, be 100% operable and be thoroughly cleaned. Items that are broken, scratched or in need of repair cannot be accepted, as there are no resources available to refurbish these items.
Items accepted are Appliances, Architectural Items, Artwork and Pictures,Books, Cabinets, Counter Tops, Doors, Electrical Wiring, Flooring Materials,Furniture, Gutters and Leaders, Hardware, Insulation, Lawn and Garden Supplies, Lighting Fixtures, Lumber, Masonry, Mirrors and Pictures, Paint and Supplies, Plumbing Fixtures and Hardware, Roofing Materials, Rugs, Sheet Rock, Siding, Tools, Wall Coverings and Windows and Screens.
Items NOT accepted are window shades, blinds, clothing, drapes, mattresses, box springs, sectional and sleeper sofas, laminate black/grey entertainment centers, tables with glass tops (unless the glass is tempered), playpens, walkers, cribs, car seats, child gates, children’s toys, shower doors, bath tubs, exterior shutters, television sets, used stereo equipment, used computers, used vacuum cleaners, used smoke detectors, used carbon monoxide detectors, nails and screws, paint thinner, oil-based paint, pesticides, or hazardous chemicals.
Donations are tax deductible: Most donations are tax deductible. The ReStore will give you a receipt for tax purposes and information on the IRS guidelines.
Corporate donors: Are you a company with slow-moving or obsolete inventory? Donate, don’t dispose! Businesses and corporations can void the costs of warehousing and insuring slow-moving inventory, as well as the expense of trash disposal and hauling, and can take advantage of tax deductions for your contributions.
For more information on Morris Habitat, or to volunteer, go to the website at www.morrishabitat.org or contact the Morris Habitat for Humanity Office in Randolph at (973) 891-1934 or the ReStore at (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 254 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. In addition, proceeds from our ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 8 homes and diverted over 3,000 tons of useable material out of landfills. 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 and furnishings at huge savings off normal retail costs. Proceeds from the store have funded the construction of 8 houses since 2007 and kept more than 3,000 tons of 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, the ReStore is open Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.