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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.

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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.

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Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta Partners with Hillsborough High School Habitat Youth to Support Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta Partners with Hillsborough High School Habitat Youth to Support Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Hillsborough, New Jersey – March 18, 2024 – Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta, a local Hillsborough eatery, is joining forces with Hillsborough High School Habitat Youth to host a special fundraiser in support of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. On March 18, patrons who dine at Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta can contribute to the cause simply by enjoying a delicious meal.

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Their vision is one where everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live, echoing a broader aspiration for a world where everyone has a decent place to call home.

To help further this mission, Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta will donate 20% of its proceeds from the day’s sales to Habitat for Humanity. This generous contribution will directly support the organization’s efforts to provide affordable housing solutions to those in need within the local community.

Customers who wish to participate in the fundraiser must mention “Habitat for Humanity” when placing their order at Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta. By doing so, they will ensure that a portion of their purchase goes directly towards supporting the vital work of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

The fundraiser will take place on March 18, 2024 at Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta located at 378 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ. Whether dining in, ordering takeout, or enjoying delivery, customers can participate in this worthy cause and help build a brighter future for families in need by mentioning Habitat for Humanity.

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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.

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Sustainability Takes Center Stage: Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Celebrates First Recycled Home Dedication

Jamie Williams cuts the ribbon to her new home with Raritan Valley Habitat Construction Staff

Sustainability Takes Center Stage: Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Celebrates First Recycled Home Dedication

Franklin Township, NJ –­ On July 22, 2023, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) was proud to hold a home dedication ceremony for their first Recycled Home at 122 Sydney Place in Franklin Township. The event marked a new beginning for Habitat homeowner Jamie Williams and her family as they moved into their new home.

The Sydney Place home, initially built by Raritan Valley Habitat in 1999 as one-half of a duplex, holds significance as the organization’s first Recycled Home. Already the site of a Habitat success story, this home will now serve as a launchpad for a new family to build strength, stability, and self-reliance for themselves.

“This house was originally built 25 years ago for Phyllis Miller and her children,” says Melissa Flynn, Raritan Valley Habitat Executive Director. “Phyllis raised her children in this house, paid it off, and built a brighter future for her family. It has been an incredible opportunity to be able to partner with Jamie, who will also receive blessings as a homeowner.”

In attendance at this event were representatives from the Franklin Township Police Department Community Relations Bureau and Somerset County Commissioner Paul Drake. Their presence served as a testament to the unwavering support and collaboration from law enforcement and local government authorities for this transformative housing initiative. The shared commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community was evident as they joined hands with Raritan Valley Habitat to celebrate the dedication of the Sydney Place home.

During the dedication, Jamie Williams and her family, the grateful Habitat homeowners, expressed joy and gratitude towards their family, Raritan Valley Habitat staff, volunteers, and the community for their unwavering support.

“I want to say thank you to everyone that made this day possible,” said Habitat homeowner Jamie Williams. “From the bottom of my heart, this is the best day of my life. Words cannot explain what this means to me.”

The ceremony concluded with Jamie cutting the ribbon and receiving the keys to her new home from members of the Raritan Valley Habitat build team including Danielle Matlack, Larry Cascio, and Adam Capone, symbolizing the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

Habitat houses are truly community projects. Volunteers and generous donors fuel every step–from planning to building to homeowner support. Raritan Valley Habitat recognizes and thanks every volunteer that helped make this project a success.

About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) puts God’s love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a time when everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live. Since 1991, Raritan Valley Habitat has been building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities.

Raritan Valley Habitat is currently building a duplex in Raritan Township for two new homeowner families, a Veteran home in Somerville and growing our Repair Program. To support these projects by making a donation, please visit www.rvhabitat.org/give or mail a donation to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 330, Pluckemin, NJ 07978. For individuals and groups who would like to volunteer, visit rvhabitat.org/volunteer. To shop, donate, or volunteer at our ReStore, visit rvhabitatrestore.org.

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Announcing Hops for Homes

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Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity to Hold First Hops for Homes Event

Edison, NJ – Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity invites the community to join them for Hops for Homes, a lively fundraising event taking place at Cypress Brewing in Edison. Mark your calendars for July 23, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., as a portion of all sales during this event will directly support Raritan Valley Habitat’s mission to build and repair affordable housing in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Hops for Homes offers an opportunity to indulge in delicious local craft beer while making a meaningful impact in the community. Cypress Brewing will serve a tempting selection of their finest craft beers, allowing attendees to savor unique flavors and support a worthy cause.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cypress Brewing for Hops for Homes, a fundraising event that combines the love for craft beer with our shared commitment to affordable housing,” said Raymond Fry, Communications Specialist at Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. “By attending this event, guests can enjoy a great time while directly contributing to our efforts in creating safe and affordable homes for families in need.”

Exciting activities await guests at Hops for Homes:

Craft Beer Sampling: Immerse yourself in the world of local craft beer with Cypress Brewing’s delightful selection. Raise your glass, mingle with fellow supporters, and toast to the cause.

Corn Hole Tournament: Showcase your tossing skills in a friendly cornhole tournament. Grab a partner and compete for a chance to win the coveted “Brewer for the Day” prize, generously donated by Cypress Brewing. The tournament starts at 4:00 p.m., and the entry fee is $10.

Silent Auction: Take part in the lively bidding action at the silent auction, featuring fantastic items contributed by Cypress Brewing and Raritan Valley Habitat. Bid generously to support our mission and take home some remarkable prizes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable day of craft beer, camaraderie, and community spirit, all in support of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

For more information about Cypress Brewing, please visit www.cypressbrewing.com.

About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) puts God’s love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a time when everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live. Since 1991, Raritan Valley Habitat has been building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities.

Raritan Valley Habitat is currently building a duplex in Raritan Township for two new homeowner families, working toward building a Veteran home in Somerville and growing our Repair Program. To support these projects by donating, please visit www.rvhabitat.org/give or mail a donation to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 330, Pluckemin, NJ 07978. For individuals and groups who would like to volunteer, visit rvhabitat.org/volunteer. To shop, donate, or volunteer at our ReStore, visit rvhabitatrestore.org.

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Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Announces Sydney Place Home Dedication Ceremony

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Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Announces Sydney Place Home Dedication Ceremony

Franklin Township, NJ – Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to announce the upcoming Sydney Place Home Dedication Ceremony on July 22 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at 122 Sydney Place, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Originally built by Raritan Valley Habitat in 1999 as one half of a duplex, the Sydney Place home holds a special place as the organization’s first Recycled Home. This project exemplifies Raritan Valley Habitat’s commitment to sustainability and community revitalization.

The dedication ceremony will be attended by Jamie Williams and her family, the grateful Habitat homeowners for this house, who will express their joy and gratitude for the support they have received.

We cordially invite community members, partners, and the press to join us in celebrating this significant milestone. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by contacting Jillian Kessler at jkessler@rvhabitat.org or (908) 704-0016 ext. 100.

Don’t miss this memorable event as we come together to celebrate the Sydney Place Home Dedication. Together, we continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of deserving families.

About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) puts God’s love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a time when everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live. Since 1991, Raritan Valley Habitat has been building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities.

Raritan Valley Habitat is currently building a duplex in Raritan Township for two new homeowner families, working toward building a Veteran home in Somerville, rehabilitating a home in Franklin Township and growing our Repair Program. To support these projects by donating, please visit www.rvhabitat.org/give or mail a donation to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 330, Pluckemin, NJ 07978. For individuals and groups who would like to volunteer, visit rvhabitat.org/volunteer. To shop, donate, or volunteer at our ReStore, visit rvhabitatrestore.org.

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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

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