Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore Part of This Years Mansions in May
Sunday, April 27, 2014 • 8:32pm
This year, at the annual Mansion in May, visitors will see a bit of what the Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore has to offer. The Mansion in May will be transforming Blairsden in Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey from May 1 through May 31 to raise money for two projects at the Morristown Medical Center. The event attracts more than 25,000 people yearly and Morris Habitat is proud to play a part. The Gacek Design Group, located in New Hope, Pennsylvania, has chosen to use several gently-used items from the Morris Habitat ReStore to decorate a long main hallway which they have named “A Woodland Dream”.
Richard Gacek, owner and principal designer of Gacek Design Group stated, “Gacek Design Group has collaborated with the ReStore on many occasions! We like to include vintage elements from the ReStore in our designs. We selected the Morris Habitat ReStore for our Mansion in May long hall space to illustrate how an antique piece with classic lines can be transformed and can make a compelling statement in today’s interior design.”
Work has already begun in preparation for the grand opening and month-long touring of the work of over 50 different designers and landscape architects. Morris Habitat hopes that the collaboration with the Gacek Design Group will encourage local residents to donate their good used furniture, appliances and more to support building decent, safe and affordable housing. The need has never been greater.
If you’re sprucing up your own “mansion”, see what the ReStore has to offer. The ReStore is located at 274 South Salem Street in Randolph, just off Route 10 across from the Kmart shopping center.
To learn more about Morris Habitat and how you can help, please go to www.MorrisHabitat.org
or call 973-891-1934. For more information about the Mansion in May fundraiser, go to www.mansioninmay.org.
About Morris Habitat for Humanity
Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Morris Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions. Morris Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 280 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Morris Habitat has set a goal of 9 housing starts for 2014, completing 19 homes at 8 different sites during the year. In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 11 homes and diverted almost 4,000 tons of useable material out of landfills. Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph, NJ. Store hours: Tues 12 - 8 p.m., Wed & Fri 10 - 6 p.m., Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 - 5 p.m.
For more information about Gacek Design Group, architectural consulting and interior design firm, please call 215-862-9038 or visit www.gacekdesign.com.