The warehouse/retail associate is responsible for receiving, processing, stocking and displaying donated materials. This person will assist customers and donors in loading and unloading merchandise and will assist the management team with cleaning and organizing the warehouse and loading dock. She or he will answer general questions about the store and merchandise, welcome customers to the store and assist customers. The candidate will also have the opportunity to drive our box truck and/or be a helper to pick up donations from residences/businesses in Morris County and surrounding areas.
Flexible part-time hours will include weekdays, some weekday evenings, and Saturday daytime shifts.
Experience working in a retail store environment is desirable. The candidate must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills. The candidate must be age 18 or older, be able to lift 50 pounds on a consistent basis and be able to stand for long periods of time. Staff members must show commitment to core values of Morris Habitat for Humanity. A high school degree or equivalent is required.
To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to Ben.Roberts@morrishabitat.org or drop off your resume at the ReStore. Ask for a ReStore manager.
To emphasize our mission as The Store That Builds Homes, we are offering shoppers the chance to contribute individual donations toward a Habitat home in Morris County.
Your gifts will be combined with monthly ReStore proceeds to fund the home of Nelly and Julio Carmona, now under construction at 45 Harding Avenue in Dover.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 by June 30, 2017, to build a 4-bedroom home for the Carmonas and their three children. You can contribute any amount, and your name will be added to a paper house and posted on the walls of the ReStore.
Ask the friendly people at the sales counter for details, and check the big thermometer by the front door that records our progress towards reaching the $150,000 goal.
If you want a more personal connection to this family, you could even volunteer on the construction site!
During our 10th Anniversary celebration in 2017, we are rewarding our customers with 10 bonus FiveStars Reward points for making a purchase on Tuesdays. You will also earn 10 points just for coming into the store. Even if you don’t find anything to buy after looking around, you can ask the cashier to enter 10 bonus points for your visit.
Another Terrific Tuesday reward for FiveStars members is that you will get a 10% discount off your entire purchase in addition to any other discounts.
Join us in 2017 for big sales, raffles, and do-it-yourself demos throughout our 10th anniversary year. Watch for monthly news articles, photos and fun facts about the people whose vision and hard work led to our success.
Once the ReStore was established, we focused on marketing to attract shoppers and donors. A creative web site was developed and maintained by two volunteers, Pavia Kriegman and Leanna Povilaitis, to keep all of our details available on the Internet 24/7.
We grew our ReStore email list in order to keep shoppers informed of sales and other news. Volunteer Bob Alimonti designed and sent the colorful weekly email newsletters and managed a variety of targeted email lists for all of Morris Habitat.
Major sales events were planned to draw in shoppers. We found that the best advertising for events is step-in signs placed on highways in nearby towns a week ahead of the event. Volunteer Ned Levine took on the vital task of placing hundreds of these signs and carefully removing them the day after each sale. Ned also served as the second chair of the ReStore Advisory Team.
In 2010, we hired consultant Lauren Kaplan of Thinking Kap Marketing Solutions. Lauren’s work is one of the key reasons our store is successful. She instituted the practice of focusing our promotional efforts on tentpole events of 3 major sales a year to introduce new groups of people to the ReStore. Advertising pieces were redesigned with a consistent look and feel. Lauren helped train our directors and donation coordinators on marketing and on the importance of tracking our donors in Salesforce. Co-marketing initiatives brought value to many of our business partners. Her detailed marketing plan for the move to Randolph in 2012 earned her the Marketer of the Year Award of Excellence from the Community Builders & Remodelers Association of New Jersey.
Our first impact is on shoppers, who find great treasures at bargain prices. When you spend less on furnishings and building materials for your home, you have more dollars to use for other purposes.
The second impact is on the environment. Each year, the Morris Habitat ReStore saves 700 tons of usable materials from being trucked to out-of-state landfills. What does 700 tons look like? Picture 350 cars or 234 adult elephants or 5 adult blue whales! Learn more about the advantages of reusing materials>>
The Store That Builds Homes
The final impact is on the many families who live in the affordable homes built or preserved by Morris Habitat for Humanity. Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served almost 400 families through its homebuilding, rehab, preserving and international housing solutions programs. Locally, we have built or rehabbed 79 homes and preserved 89 homes. Since the ReStore opened in 2007, its profits from selling donations have funded the construction of 22 affordable homes for low-income and middle-income families. Morris County is one of New Jersey’s most affluent counties, and yet there are thousands of families living in inadequate or substandard housing because they can’t afford the area’s high prices. Whenever possible, we build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing.
We Are Changing Lives
Building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head. In clean, decent, stable housing, the lives of hardworking families are enhanced and strengthened. You can read about the experiences of some of the Habitat families on the Homeowner Stories page. By shopping or donating to the ReStore, you can help create our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.