Spring has sprung!

The year has been flying by and we've been busy building! We look forward to a very active spring ahead with special events and volunteer opportunities! 

Our new Board of Trustees is now confirmed. Kate Nelson, Katie Beck, Maureen Simons and Jacque Moutier have stepped down from the board and we are so grateful for their dedicated service. We also want to welcome to the board Gerry Scharfenberger, James Wishbow and Kim Stulb.

We invite you to learn more about what's been happening at Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County and hope to see you on a build or shopping in our ReStore soon!

Wishing you a very blessed Easter and Passover.
Upcoming Events

 May 6 - A Taste for Homes - Red Bank

May 11 - Artist Open House: Nancy Tuttle - ReStore

May 15-17 - Women Build Week (Rescheduled from March 2019)

June 22 - Healthy Streets in Long Branch - More details to come!

August 19 - Save the Date: Golf for Homes - Battleground Country Club - Manalapan
Diane Kinnane
Executive Director

Greg Robinson
Board President
April is Home is the Key Month
Each year through Home is the Key, we hope to create an outpouring of generosity. We hope to see the doors of opportunity open in partnership with people in search of strength, stability and self-reliance. Here are a few events and activities where you can help us continue to  unlock the future for families  and by spreading the message that #HomeIsTheKey

  • Quotes for Good with State Farm® Insurance: For the month of April, in support of Home is the Key, every person who completes an auto, fire or life insurance quote, our local State Farm® agent, Greg Thomas, will make a $10 donation to Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County! Learn more by visiting www.gregthomas.org.
  • Fresh Market at Bellworks in Holmdel - Visit us from 12-6 pm on April 24 and learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County and the Home is the Key campaign.

To learn more about Home is the Key click here .
Join us for our 4th annual A Taste for Homes event on May 6!
We are excited to host our annual A Taste for Homes Wine & Food Tasting Event at the Oyster Point Hotel on the Navesink River in Red Bank from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on May 6, 2019. The evening will showcase some of Monmouth County’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries, coffee baristas and dessert specialists. A silent auction and raffles will round out the night. We hope to see you there! If you cannot attend you can always bid on some of our amazing items online!

This year's honorees include:

  • Corporate Citizen Awards: Lowe's & Heilbrunn Pape
  • ReStore Champion Award: Merola Tile
  • ReStore Service Award: Gary Lespinasse

To buy tickets, sponsorships or bid on auction items visit atfh2019.givesmart.com .
Special Event: Nancy Tuttle Showcase at the ReStore on May 11
On May 11, Down the Shore artist and painter, Nancy Tuttle, will host a showcase of her work at our ReStore in Freehold from 10 am - 5 pm. Nancy has generously donated almost 100 watercolor and acrylic paintings, most of which capture scenes from our beloved Jersey Shore. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be sold at an incredible 50% off the listing prices! All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County.

Preview her work at www.downtheshoreart.com .
Habitat in the News
In honor of International Women's Day, Monmouth County Freeholder, Lillian Burry, presented Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County a certificate of recognition for its annual Women Build program.

Pictured l to r: Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Diane Kinnane, Executive Director, Sharon Newberry, Marketing & Events Coordinator, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Kate Nelson, Kim Stulb, Lori Schnieder, Volunteer Coordinator, Freeholder Susan Kiley, and Deputy Director Patrick Impreveduto.
On February 28, the TJ Maxx Foundation donated $10,000 as part of their recent grand opening of a new HomeSense store in Manalapan. HomeSense specializes in delivering unique and name brand home decor at genuine value.

Pictured l to r: Peggy Molloy, ReStore Manager; Diane Kinnane, Executive Director; and Teresa Creel, HomeSense Manalapan General Manager.
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration!
Volunteers are at the core of everything we do at Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County! On April 5, in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, more than 60 volunteers joined us for a special celebration. The Brookdale Culinary Academy donated their time and expertise to the event. To view pictures from the evening click here .
Employee Spotlight
We want to welcome and introduce you to our newest Habitat employees: 

  • Felicia Levine, Director of Development
  • Sandy Gioioso, ReStore Assistant Manager
  • Tony Sherlock, ReStore Warehouse Manager

Also, please join with us in congratulating Ron Klenk who was promoted to Director of Field Operations, and Ashley Lazo who was promoted to Grants Coordinator. 
Habitat Monmouth hiring 3 AmeriCorps positions!
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County is hiring for three AmeriCorps positions. To learn more and apply visit the links below!