Event

Building Hope Gala 2024 (1024 x 683 px)

Building Hope Gala

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is happy to announce our annual Building Hope Gala. The dinner and auction will be held on Friday, April 19th, from 6 pm – 10 pm at the Ryland Inn.
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. With the help of valued business and community partners like you, we have built 57 homes and helped homeowners throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties with much-needed repairs.
Raritan Valley Habitat has big plans for 2024:
• Dedicate our 1st Honor Build Home at 179A Grove Street, Somerville.
• Break ground on a duplex on James Street in Whitehouse Station.
• Expand our repair program to help more of our most vulnerable neighbors stay safe and healthy in their homes.
• Help more families “Age in Place.”
• Complete several Neighborhood Revitalizations.
• Educate families through our brand new “Almost Home Program.”
• Serve, honor, and recognize more Veterans.

Make dreams come true for our neighbors.

Building Hope Gala Read More »

Women Build Flyer

Women Build 2024

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2024.

Since 1991, Habitat’s Women Build volunteers have come together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer communities. Women Build opportunities are available in this years Raritan Valley Habitat Women Build from 9 AM – 1 PM on Friday, May 3, 2024, and Saturday, May 4, 2024, and any woman or person who wants to learn how to build or repair a home is invited to join. This is the same event on both days, so choose the day that works best for you. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and it improves the community that you share.

Women Build is a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. You can also come alone and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly!

Location: 285 US HWY 202/206, Bedminster, NJ 07921 

Registration is $50 for either day

T-Shirt, snacks and drinks provided                                                      

Frequently asked questions

Yes, men are welcome. While Women Build is focused on the inclusion of women in the work of building homes, the initiative does not exclude volunteers of any gender or gender identity, nor does it allow discrimination of any kind. Local organizations are encouraged to recruit a diverse volunteer workforce for home builds and virtual engagements.

No experience necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and it improves the community that you share.

Our goal is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. At Habitat, we have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and, when offered these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

Tools - Hardhats, safety glasses, gloves - Safety and task training - Women Build t-shirts - Coffee, water,  and snacks.

Socks! - Long pants (think jeans or Carhartts) - Clothing that you don't mind getting dirty or stained. You're on a construction site, after all! - Dress in layers and according to weather conditions. Be prepared to work outside in any weather! - Bring a hair tie to tie back long hair

Avoid baggy or loose clothing. These can create a safety hazard if they become caught or entangled on structures or equipment.

Women Build 2024 Read More »

9/11 Image

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Date: September 11, 2023
Time: Starting at 8:45 a.m.
Location: 110 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835

On September 11, 2023, we invite you to be a part of a significant event at the Raritan Valley Habitat ReStore in Manville, NJ. This day holds special significance as we come together for a Day of Remembrance and Resources. Join us as we pay tribute to the lives forever changed on this day and connect with local community resources that matter.

Moment of Silence – 8:45 a.m.
We will begin the day with a heartfelt moment of silence, standing in solidarity to honor the lives affected by the events of September 11th.

ReStore Special
From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., enjoy privileged access to our ReStore. All items will be 70% off during this hour. It’s a fantastic chance to get a unique bargain.

Resources
Discover a wealth of local community resources that can make a positive impact on your life. Whether you’re seeking support, services, or opportunities, we’re here to connect you.

  • Veterans
    For veterans, this event is tailored to offer valuable information about groups, repair services, volunteer opportunities, and more. We recognize and appreciate your service.
  • Homeownership
    Learn the essential aspects of successful homeownership. Whether you’re a prospective homeowner or looking to enhance your understanding, we have resources you need.
  • Community
    Forge connections with local resources that align with your needs. Strengthen your ties within the community and discover opportunities for growth.

Hang A Heart
Share your love and cherished memories of the First Responders or Veterans in your life by participating in the “Hang A Heart” activity. Let’s come together to remember their contributions.

Honor Build Volunteer
Make a difference by signing up to volunteer at an Honor Build Veteran home repair site. Your support can transform lives and homes for those who have served our country.

Let’s make September 11th more than a day of remembrance – let’s make it a day of unity, support, and growth. Join us at the Raritan Valley Habitat ReStore to commemorate the past and build a better future together.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Read More »

Sydney Place Home Dedication

 

Sydney Place Home Dedication

July 22, 2023 – 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a special occasion as we celebrate the Sydney Place Home Dedication. This remarkable event marks the culmination of a significant milestone for our organization. Jamie Williams and her family, who will soon call this house their own, will be present during the ceremony, expressing their gratitude and sharing their journey toward homeownership.

Originally built in 1999 as one half of a duplex, the home on Sydney Place holds a unique distinction as Raritan Valley Habitat’s very first Recycled Home. This distinctive project showcases our commitment to sustainability and community revitalization.

We cordially invite you to attend the dedication ceremony on July 22 at 10:00 a.m., located at 122 Sydney Place in Somerset, NJ 08873. It will be an inspiring moment to honor the dedication, hard work, and partnerships that have made this achievement possible.

In the spirit of celebration, we will provide snacks and refreshments for all attendees. Join us as we come together to appreciate the transformative power of safe, affordable housing in our community.

Don’t miss this special occasion! Please mark your calendars and join us for the Sydney Place Home Dedication Ceremony. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of deserving families.

RSVP Required, contact Jillian Kessler at jkessler@rvhabitat.org or (908) 704-0016 ext. 100

Sydney Place Home Dedication Read More »

Hops For Homes: Cypress Brewing

Hopes for Homes at Cypress Brewery

July 23, 2023 – 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for Hops for Homes, a fundraising event at Cypress Brewing in Edison. From 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. on July 23, a portion of all sales will go to benefit the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy local craft beer and help support our efforts to build and repair affordable housing in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. We’ll see you at Hops for Homes!

Activities at the Event:

  • Craft Beer Sampling: Enjoy a variety of local craft beers from Cypress Brewing. Discover new flavors, mingle with fellow supporters, and raise your glass for a good cause.
  • Corn Hole: Test your tossing skills in a friendly cornhole tournament. Grab a partner and compete to be a Brewer for the Day, a prize donated by Cypress Brewing! Entry is $10 and the tournament starts at 4:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction: Bid on exciting items generously donated by Cypress Brewing and Raritan Valley Habitat.

You can learn more about Cypress Brewing by visiting their website at www.cypressbrewing.com/

30 Nixon Lane #1E, Edison, NJ 08837

Hops For Homes: Cypress Brewing Read More »

Women Build Image

Women Build 2023

Women Build Image

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2023.

Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S., and any woman who wants to learn how to build or repair a home is invited to join. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and it improves the community that you share.

Women Build is a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.

Lunch and event t-shirt are included.

1 Raritan Ave 1 Raritan Avenue Flemington, NJ 08822

Pre-Registration is Required. Register at https://bit.ly/WomensBuild23

Women Build 2023 Read More »

Building Hope Gala Logo

Building Hope Gala

2023 Gala Ad


We invite you to join us on May 4, 2023, at the Ryland Inn, 115 Old HWY 28, Whitehouse , NJ, for an in-person event including a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, silent auction and basket auction. We will also celebrate our honorees and meet Habitat families who will share their compelling and heart-felt story of their journey to homeownership.
During our Building Hope Gala we will be raising funds to support Raritan Valley Habitat’s projects for 2023: completing a duplex in Raritan Township, building a single-family home in Somerville for a Veteran, and updating a house in Franklin Township to welcome a new family into a refreshed home that we initially built in1999. We have also expanded our repair team to help even more of our most vulnerable neighbors stay safe and healthy in their homes.
Thank You for helping us restore homes, community and hope!

Building Hope Gala Read More »

She Nailed It image

She Nailed It!

Loading Events

« All Events

Women Build

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$50
Women Build Flyer

Women Build opportunities are available in this years Raritan Valley Habitat Women Build from 9 AM – 1 PM on Friday, May 3, 2024, and Saturday, May 4, 2024, and any woman or person who wants to learn how to build or repair a home is invited to join. No experience is necessary. This is the same event on both days, so choose the day that works best for you.

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$50
Website:
https://rvhabitat.org/women-build-2024/

Organizer

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Phone
908-704-0016
Email
office@rvhabitat.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
285 US Hwy 202/206
Bedminster, NJ 07921 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
(908)704-0016
View Venue Website

She Nailed It! Read More »

Scroll to Top