House Built with Magic

Our partners, Magic 98.3, came out for the third annual “House Built with Magic” event on June 19th-20th. Generous sponsors of the event included ABCO HVACR & American Standard, Central Jersey Fence, Horizon Pest Control, Lattanzio Lumber Co., and Retro Fitness of Hamilton, Hillsborough, North Brunswick, Manville, and Raritan

Champion Home Sponsor, Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, provided the volunteers for the two-day event. Employer volunteers constructed walls for the next home Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will build in Somerset County. 

Ethicon, Inc. is the premier sponsor for the next Raritan Valley Habitat home.

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Building on Faith Service Day

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent are partnering to create a Building on Faith Service Day on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  Local teens, families, and individuals of all ages will have the opportunity to come together for a one day mission experience in the local area.

Building on Faith Service Day will offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to serve. The volunteer sign-up link below allows you an easy way to indicate areas where you would be willing to help out. You will see that in addition to general building, repair, painting, landscaping and other types of project work, there are needs for individuals to supply and deliver work team lunches, help serve breakfast or refreshments to returning workers, work at the sign-in table, take photographs, provide child care and more.

We are excited about this event and hope you will consider partnering with us to create a significant impact on our local Christian community.

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Dream Builders’ Gala

Join us for an evening of live music, fun, and inspiration.

Save the Date!
Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Watchung Valley Golf Club
600 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069

Reserve Your Seats Today!

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Make a Donation to Transform Lives through Affordable Homeownership

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Live Music Entertainment ~ Station-Style Dinner ~ Uplifting Partner Homeowner Speaker ~ Enticing Auction Items ~ Distinguished Honorees Worthy of Celebrating

Proudly Honoring
Dick Bedner, Construction Committee Co-Chair
for over 14 years of volunteer service and leadership.
Dick Carr, Construction Committee Co-Chair
for over 18 years of volunteer service and leadership.
Tom Fik, Engineer and Board Member
for contributing 24 years of engineering services to help families build a decent place to call home.
Carroll Engineering, Raritan Valley Home Build Partners
for a partnership that transforms the lives of families building promising futures for their children.

#HFHDreamBuildersGala2019

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Voices of Hope

Come out and cheer for talented local student musicians at the Voices of Hope high school concert to benefit the building of more homes on June 1st! Sponsorship Opportunities are available. General admission is $20/person.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:30 PM

North Plainfield High School
34 Wilson Avenue
North Plainfield NJ 07060

Refreshments will be available

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Volunteer Opportunities

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities
at Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity: Change lives!

Find out how you can make a difference by selecting and supporting homeowner families, developing and nurturing relationships with faith-based and community organizations, volunteering at our Habitat ReStore, helping out in the office, sharing your marketing talents and more. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Volunteer Session in Hunterdon County!

Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM at Clinton United Methodist Church at 12 Halstead Street in Clinton, 08809

You have the power to change lives and work with others who are passionate about their local community; meet new friends and make a difference!  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to Rebecca Maier at rmaier@rvhabitat.org.

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Women Build 2019

Women Build is a community of strong, dedicated women, coming together to be a force for good in our communities. Connect with like-minded women, give joy to others and build friendships. Your participation will change the world for children in need of a safe, stable home to thrive.

As Women Builders help others, we help ourselves. Whether we are learning new skills or simply adding a few to our tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that we share.

Are you ready to build with us?

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Wadie Family

Welcome Home, Wadie Family!

welcome Home, Wadie Family!

With tears of joy and gratitude, Ashraf and Nema Wadie, along with their children thanked the community and Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity for helping them build their home and a brighter future. At their home dedication ceremony on Saturday, February 23, Mrs. Wadie shared, “I’m so grateful to all of you who helped us build this home.” Karolin, 17 years old, added, “I can’t wait for my family to grow in this house, for all the new memories and friendships that will be made here.”

The Wadie Family qualified for the affordable homeownership opportunity, attended financial literacy classes and contributed over 500 hours towards the building of their home, working alongside volunteers from corporations, faith-based organizations, and the community. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will extend an affordable 0% interest mortgage, which will significantly reduce monthly housing expenses and allow the Wadies to build savings, invest in education and job training, and build financial independence.

Mayor Phillip Kramer warmly welcomed the family to Franklin Township noting that the town exceeded its affordable housing goals thanks to the community. “We’re happy to partner with Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity,” said Kramer, “and give people, like the Wadies, who work and give back to the community a chance to be a part of the community.” Freeholder Brian Gallagher added, “Participation is the word of the day. Everyone here has participated in this home. This proves that if we all take care of our community, it makes things work. People want to give. People want to help.”

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer Family Support Committee coordinated the home dedication ceremony, and the volunteer weekly build crew, also known as “The Wednesday/Thursday Faithfuls”, worked with the Wadies and corporate and civic groups to construct the home. The Tri-County Literacy Council donated books and bookstore gift certificates to the Wadie children, the Bridgewater Garden Club presented a Garden Basket, and Somerville High School students, Arjun Vijayavenkates and Will Gonzalez, of the Habitat Youth Council, gave the Wadies a handmade decorative sign. Magic 98.3 was on site to cover the event.

Major supporters of the construction of the home include the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Program and the Somerset County Homelessness Trust Fund, Investors Bank, the Lowell F. Johnson Foundation, the PSE&G Foundation and many other corporate and individual contributors.

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