The Habitat for Humanity ReStores take in donated furniture, housewares, and construction materials and sell them to the public at a discounted cost. The proceeds from the sales fund the construction of the Habitat homes. We are looking for volunteers to join our donation manager on our truck to pick up donations from around the community.
We believe that a stable community begins with home ownership. By giving this opportunity to economically disadvantaged people in our community, we are enabling them to take control of their lives. Habitat’s ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the world by providing homeownership opportunities to those in need. Essex County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global nonprofit housing ministry that works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate simple decent homes. Habitat for Humanity is founded on the conviction that everyone should have a safe and decent place to live. Our programs bring people together - both at the community level and in the broader society (government, civic organizations, the general public, etc.) to build homes to be owned by families in the communities we serve in Essex County.
We form unique partnerships between volunteer builders, skilled craftsmen, individual donors, faith communities, businesses, and prospective homeowners. Each Habitat homeowner must complete 300 hours of "sweat"equity working vith volunteers to build their own home, homes for other famlies, while also completing a series of morgage and personal finance classes.