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.
Read the full job description and apply online at Indeed. To apply directly, 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.
Volunteer Ned Levine worked with real estate brokers Barry Cohorsky and Joe Vindigni to find a larger, centrally-located and air-conditioned warehouse with offices visible from Route 10. Randolph Township manager John Lovell and landlord Scott Dickerson handled many tricky details to make the move possible. Architect Seth A. Leeb designed the interior spaces, while Frazier Industrial Co. of Long Valley took apart their steel industrial shelving in Mine Hill and set it up again in Randolph. Partner Green Visions occupied the far end of the new warehouse and accepted electronics products for recycling. Designer Kurt Schleicher of S3 Media created the interior banners for the Randolph store, designed brochures featuring a comfy green couch and developed graphic images to make our annual Lucky Duck and Make a Deal sales events memorable.
The force that kept the ReStore moving ahead was our team of financial watchdogs, volunteer CFOs Sue and Joe Monico. With an unbelievable amount of energy, they kept the books, did monthly financial reports, reminded the ReStore Advisory Team to focus on securing donations, drove the box truck to donors’ homes, unloaded the truck and arranged displays on the sales floor. They also organized annual give-away days and planned the logistics of moving unsold merchandise to Randolph. Always smiling, Sue and Joe were willing to fill in whenever and wherever we needed brains or brawn.
After the walls were painted, the floors scrubbed, and the merchandise neatly arranged in the warehouse in Randolph, the ReStore reopened at 274 South Salem Street, just off Route 10 West, on May 2, 2012, 17 days after the last day of business in Mine Hill. Later that year, the ReStore was given a Business Achievement Award for positive impact from the Township of Randolph Economic Development Committee.
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 80 homes and preserved 100 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.