Making-It-Home works with businesses, individuals, government, and nonprofit agencies in Bergen County to bring home furnishings to veterans, formerly homeless people, disabled, and low-income families in need.
Our primary collaborations are with Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center, the County's Division of Veteran Services, and a number of local social services agencies. We furnish and decorate the apartments of clients moving from emergency shelter to new apartments.
Making-It-Home coordinates individuals and companies who donate new and gently-used furniture; individual volunteers, moving companies and police officers who help transport the furniture from donors to clients; clean-out services, professional organizers, realtors, and others who serve as marketing channels to help spread the word about our work. The program has 250 square feet of space at Westy’s Self Storage in Hackensack to warehouse the furniture before transporting it to our clients.
Cynthia Massarsky, Director
201.489.9454 x 219 (office)
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