In October 2017, Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity International announced the two organizations’ formal partnership (https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-partners-habitat-humanity), as the two reputable humanitarian organizations’ values are very much aligned in serving our communities around the globe. A win-win for both organizations, the collaboration yields numerous benefits at the local level:  Click Read More for Full Details
For Rotary clubs
  • Expanded opportunities for sustainable and impactful local service projects and meeting programs.
  • Leveraged relevant service opportunities to grow membership, particularly in attracting younger prospective members.
  • Gained networking opportunities with Habitat volunteers and supporters.
For Habitat affiliates
  • Increased resource development opportunities and volunteer pool for affordable home construction sites and ReStore e-commerce and retail operations.
  • Increased skill sets for Blitz build, the complete construction of a new home in nine working days.
  • Enhanced home repair programs, particularly Neighborhood Revitalization and Aging-in-Place programs for lower-income and senior homeowners.
For both
  • Enhanced outreach to the community for advocacy, recruitment, engagement and development.
  • Leveraged partnership success to boost public relations and media presence.
 
On January 9, 2018, the District 7470 leadership team decided to move forward in partnering with local Habitat affiliates.  It has been proposed that an official “Habitat Committee” be added to the new 7475 District on July 1, 2018.
 
The following details collaboration opportunities for Rotary clubs and Habitat affiliates. More info on Habitat affiliates will be added as it becomes available. Any club can contact its respective Habitat affiliate directly to arrange a project. The Habitat affiliate may also initiate a project by contacting any of the clubs in its service area directly.
 
  • Morris Habitat for Humanity
    274 South Salem Street, Suite 100
    Randolph, NJ 07869
    (973) 891-1934

    https://www.morrishabitat.org/
    Affiliate highlights: Morris Habitat is a 4-star Charity Navigator organization (same as RI) with over $6 million of annual budget, Morris Habitat delivered 65 affordable homes in 2017, including 12 new constructions and 31 repaired homes mostly in Morris County, and 22 homes internationally. It currently has 200 homes in its pipeline, including three new developments in Randolph and Succasunna with 25 and 12 homes, respectively, and other smaller projects.
    Service opportunities: home construction, home repairs, ReStore donations collection, Blitz build, fundraising, etc.
    Contact: Stephanie Sayki,
    stephanie.sayki@morrishabitat.org
    Rotary Clubs (21): Chatham, Chester-Long Valley, Denville, Denville Sunrise, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Madison, Mendham, Montville, Morris Plains, Netcong-Stanhope, Morristown, Mountain Lakes-Boontons, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Wharton-Mine Hill.

     
  • Greater Newark Habitat for Humanity, serving Essex, Hudson, and (partial) Union Counties
    Physical Address: 58 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 32189, Newark, NJ 07102
    Phone: (973) 624-3330
    Website: http://www.habitatnewark.org/ 
    Affiliate highlights: In 2017, Habitat of Greater Newark completed 25 affordable homes including 9 new constructions in Newark’s South Ward and 16 critical repairs for veterans, aging in place, and low-income residents throughout greater Newark. Since 1986, Habitat has delivered on nearly 200 homes.  In 2018, Habitat of Greater Newark will expand its intensive critical repair work to include recently acquired Hudson and Union County through its innovative work with the PSEG Comfort Partners Program and other partners. Through our partnership with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark installed 337 smoke detectors for low-to-moderate income families in Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. There are multiple projects in development, including Phase II of our high impact Harmony Point subdivision, a multi-unit affordable project in Livingston and another in Summit, a NJIT student-designed townhome development in the West Ward of Newark, as well as multiple infill units throughout greater Newark. Also of note, Habitat of Greater Newark became the first Habitat for Humanity affiliate to receive the very prestigious Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Planning Grant which enabled the affiliate to continue its Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in Newark’s West Ward.
    Service opportunities: New home construction, gut/rehabs, critical repairs, A Brush with Kindness, fundraising, etc.
    Contact: Alana Davis; adavis@habitatnewark.org; 973.624.3330 x100
    Rotary Clubs (27): Belleville, Berkeley Heights, Bloomfield, Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Cranford, East Orange, Elizabeth, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Kenilworth, Livingston, Livingston Sunrise, Maplewood, Montclair, Mountainside, Newark, Nutley, Roselle-Roselle Park, South Orange, Springfield, Summit-New Providence, Union, Watchung-Warren, West Orange, Westfield.

     
  • Warren County Habitat for Humanity
    31 Belvidere Avenue
    Washington, NJ 07882
    (908) 835-1300

    https://www.warrenhabitat.org/
    Affiliate highlights: Warren County Habitat for Humanity completed two new homes and broke ground on a third, a veterans build, in 2017.  In addition, WCHFH financially contributed through their tithe to build 8 homes overseas in Honduras.  WCHFH completed 55 home repairs for low income, elderly and/or disable homeowners through their Hope in Warren program and are expanding the program’s geographical reach in 2018 to North West Warren County.  The Warren County Habitat for Humanity ReStore has moved into a new, larger location in Washington, and the affiliate is also opening a Community Center with a projected opening in the 4th quarter of 2019.
    Service opportunities: Home construction, repair and weatherization work, ReStore, fundraising, office assistance, community center programming
    Contact: Ben Eskow; ben.eskow@warrenhabitat.org; 908-835-1300
    Clubs: Belvidere, Blairstown, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, Washington
 
  • COMING SOON Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
    82 Mount View Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
    (973) 940-0503

    http://www.sussexcountyhfh.org/
    Affiliate highlights: TBD
    Service opportunities: TBD
    Contact: TBD
    Clubs: Branchville, Lake Hopatcong, Netcong-Stanhope, Newton, Vernon, Wallkill Valley

     
  • COMING SOON on July 1st Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
    (serving Hunterdon and Somerset Counties)
    100 West Main Street
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    (908) 704-0016

    http://www.rvhabitat.org/
    Affiliate highlights: TBD
    Service opportunities: TBD
    Contact: TBD
    Clubs: Bernardsville, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater-Bound Brook, Clinton Sunrise, Flemington, Hillsborough Township, Lambertville NJ-New Hope PA, Montgomery-Rocky Hill, North Hunterdon, Somerville and Bridgewater, Whitehouse

     
  • COMING SOON on July 1st Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County
    2 Randolph Road
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (888) 557-6032

    https://www.habitatgpmc.org/   
    Affiliate highlights: TBD
    Service opportunities: TBD
    Contact: TBD
    Carteret, Dunellen-Green Brook, Edison, Fanwood-Scotch Plains, Metuchen, New Brunswick, Old Bridge-Sayreville, Piscataway, Plainfield-North Plainfield, Plainsboro-North & South Brunswick, South Amboy-Sayreville, Woodbridge-Perth Amboy

     
  • COMING SOON on July 1st Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton
    530 Route 38 East
    Maple Shade, NJ 08052
    (856) 439-6717

    http://www.habitatbcnj.org/
    Affiliate highlights: TBD
    Service opportunities: TBD
    Contact: TBD
    Clubs: Hamilton Township, Princeton, Princeton Corridor, Robbinsville-Hamilton, Trenton

     
 
Any questions can be directed to Jeannie Tsukamoto, District 7470 membership Chair, at 973-410-0723.