“The pleasure was all mine, to learn, to service and to get to know wonderful people with kind hearts was very rewarding; will do it all over again, so keep me posted!”
Reina M., Travel and Transport, November 2016
“As a factory rep for Mercedes-Benz that travels every week, it’s hard to schedule time for a project like Habitat for Humanity. I’ve said for years that I’ve wanted to volunteer, just haven’t been able to make the time. My daughters have worked on several projects during their High School and college years. My oldest daughter, a ‘princess’, has sheetrock and painting skills! WHO KNEW? The ONE DAY that our team spent working on the house was so rewarding. I wanted to thank you and your staff, and wish you the best of luck.”
Steve S., Mercedes-Benz USA, October 2016
"Thank you both so much for your kind and efficient help in setting up our church’s team build in September. You are both such a pleasure to work with and do such a lot of work to make it easy for folks like me- Thank You!"
Helen K., First Congregational Church of River Edge, September 2016
“Thank YOU for allowing us to participate in this wonderful opportunity. It is events like this which are so important – to our community, to our colleagues and to women in business. It gives me a true appreciation for the partnership with Habitat and great people like you.”
Lisa Rosenfeld, General Manager at Mercedes-Benz USA about our "Women Auto Know: Car Maintenance/Repair 101" workshop hosted by Habitat Bergen Women Build
"It was so nice to meet both Dave and especially Chris. I could tell he really likes what he is doing, sharing his knowledge and skills with others. I really learned a lot and enjoyed learning a new skill. It was so nice to meet all my fellow volunteers as well- such a diverse group who all shared a common goal to do something nice for the community. Thank you again.”
John O., October 2016
Dianne M., Cross River Bank Team Build Volunteer, June 2016
“It was simply a WOW!derful experience and the Team truly enjoyed the opportunity to help Habitat Bergen and the Pimentel family!”
Joanne W., TD Bank Women Build Team Leader, June 2016
“I just wanted to say that [my son] really loved the volunteer experience, had a great time, and enjoyed working with Chris and the other volunteers. He very much wants to volunteer more.”
Pamela H., mother of an Individual Volunteer, June 2016
"I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the rest of my group for the opportunity to contribute to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. We had an amazing time and the experience far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to the possibility of volunteering again."
Luke R., NVOT High School Team Build, May 2016
"Just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to help out yesterday. It was intense but a very rewarding feeling."
Dinah J., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2015
"I had a great time wrapping - it was very rewarding."
Emma T., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2015
"I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to help deliver the playhouses to the children in our community. Seeing the look on their little faces and the smiles we received when the truck pulled up & we unloaded the playhouses into their playgrounds will be something I will remember all my life. I am so proud to be a part of this great cause in helping out our community. I would also like to convey what a privilege it was to work side-by-side with Gary, Chris and the other members of the team, including Angela at the office."
Scott D., Volunteered November 2015, Playhouse Program
"Thank you very much for thinking about our school for the Playhouse Donation! My kids are very happy and they love playing in the house everyday!"
Nidia P., Playhouse Program Recipient
"Thank you so very much for such a wonderful donation to one of our group homes for young girls in our therapeutic foster care program! They were absolutely delighted to come home from school to such a fantastic gift in their backyard! Your team was so wonderful and it was a big job to physically move this playhouse and they had it down pat!"
Sue K., Playhouse Program Recipient
“We all had a great time helping out with Habitat. Learning to use power tools is a bit scary at first but after a few cuts it’s just like operating a calculator (Well maybe not). We hope to do it again soon.”
Carole F., Community Bank of Bergen County, Volunteered on a Bankers Build
"I really enjoyed helping and thank you for giving me that opportunity. I'm going to check here to see if they do the same here. PS: keep up the good work, you're doing a great thing. I was glad to be a part of it."
Elaine E., Gift Wrapping Volunteer who moved out of state
"Thanks for a wonderful experience this past Saturday, I know our team had a great time and Michael and Chris couldn't be more welcoming and educational.”
Elliot G., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Volunteered October 2015
"Thank you for such a great experience!"
Gabriella H., Investors Bank, Volunteered August 2015
"It's our pleasure to be involved with Habitat Bergen and give back to the community, and we look forward to participating again next year!"
Cat B., Belvedere Building & Contracting, Women Build Sponsor, July 2015
"I just wanted to thank you once more for the opportunity to volunteer. I had a blast and feel proud to give back to my community. I hope to work with you again in the near future!"
Christine B., Volunteered July 2015
"I enjoyed the day immensely. Habitat for Humanity has been a pillar in many communities for a long period of time."
Anthony G., Volunteered June 2015
“We had a wonderful day! It really was so satisfying to know that our work that day was going to bring smiles to those kids faces!”
Marci P., Volunteered on Project Playhouse June 2015
"WOW!!!! I am overwhelmed with the generosity of the members of your team and their dedication to such a wonderful cause. Ms. Ford told me the playhouse was delivered and was so grateful for the gift. I know the kids will appreciate every second they are in the house as they are a very special family. Thank you once again for allowing us to be a small part of this wonderful gift!!!”
Principal Conroy, Brookside Elementary School, June 2015
"My family and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for donating this beautiful playhouse to us. Again thanks to all and may God richly bless you."
Sandra F., June 2015
"A quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed the day I spent in Little Ferry last week with Michael Stimson, Supervisor. He was terrific to work with, patient and very interested in teaching us how to do the things he assigned to us. Kudos for Michael!"
Wendy M., Volunteered June 2015
"Tremendous thanks to Jacey and the Habitat Bergen Board for supporting me and Temple Sinai at this year's gala. Habitat Bergen's generous spirit inspires me and has greatly enhanced our entire community."
Neal K., May 2015
"I enjoyed the work we did yesterday. Habitat does a great job helping people and it was well organized. Mike was great to work with as well."
Greg L., BD, Volunteered May 2015
"I appreciate volunteering and always have a great day. Mike and Chris have great patience with us ladies and new comers. It feels good to be able to help others."
Birte, Volunteered May 2015
"I volunteered for the first time and was grateful to be able to work for this worthy cause. I can’t say enough about our supervisors, Chris and Mike. They were great instructors, and very patient with those of us who were novices, to say the least."
Barbara I., Volunteered May 2015
"I never thought scooping ice cream required so much energy, but the smiles on people's face when leaving the shop and knowing this was a fundraising event for Habitat Bergen was definitely a motivation to keep going."
Adrien, Volunteered April 2015, Free Cone Day Benefit at Ben & Jerry's Englewood
"I (and the St. Mary's - Pompton Lakes men's group) had a very good experience working with Mike and Chris. They have a great attitude, work together well and have a very good approach to teaching and leading volunteers."
Royce K., Volunteered March 2015
“I appreciated the opportunity to volunteer, it was a great time and it also felt great to contribute to Habitat in any way I could!”
Nadia H., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, Volunteered December 2014
“I am so happy to hear that Habitat raised over $9,000 this season, and both Luke and I are happy to have been a small part of that! Keep up the great work! I very much look forward to working with you again gift wrapping next year!”
Lauren C., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
“My first time experience wrapping at B&N left me with a smile on my face. The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Each customer had a story to tell about their purchase in addition to remarking about the wonderful work Habitat provides.”
Lynne V., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
“Habitat Bergen did a great job!! This was my second year at Bergen Town Center, and I actually love gift-wrapping with a purpose.”
Lisa H., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
“It was a pleasure gift wrapping in B&N during this 2014 holiday season. It was fantastic sharing my love of gift wrapping with generous customers. I hope that I have positively contributed to their holiday season the way they so warmly contributed to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, so they can make a difference in people's lives.”
Chelsea G., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
“I would just like to thank the B&N customers for being so patient and kind during my first time gift wrapping. They made my first gift wrapping experience a delightful and memorable one.”
Alexa M., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
“It was pleasant talking with customers, perfecting the technique, and imagining all of those people opening their gifts on Christmas day that I wrapped.”
Blu F., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
"I enjoyed seeing the happy faces of all who handed me gifts that needed wrapping, but seeing them even happier when I handed their gifts back, all nicely wrapped! In essence the feeling was mutual!"
Rosette F., Gift Wrapping Volunteer, December 2014
"Some of our team used vacation time, others had never been on a Habitat construction site and all were willing to road trip a total of 30 hours from Atlanta, GA to offer a helping hand to Sandy victims. Young people want to give back more than ever and Habitat’s HYP is a gateway to many service opportunities."
Meredith N., Youth United/Capacity Building Intern (HFHI), Volunteered July 2014
"Having never been through anything like Sandy, it was difficult for me to relate from the comfort of my home here, but being out in the neighborhoods, and hearing what really happened to these homeowners helped me understand just how devastating the storm was."
SaraBeth S., Program Specialist, A Brush With Kindness (HFHI), Volunteered July 2014
"I have worked with Habitat chapters all over the country, and the Bergen County chapter ranks right at the top alongside New Orleans. I will definitely bring our group back if we can."
Jeff H., Association of Government Accountants, Volunteered June 2014
"We had a terrific three days working with you and now have a truer understanding of the challenges of relief work. Chris, Mike, Mark and Dave showed endless patience, compassion and humor over our time together and we know they are a great part of the heart and soul of Habitat Bergen."
Jane J., First United Church of Carlisle, PA, Volunteered June 2014
“The Super Storm Sandy initiative has been one of the most rewarding experiences because the damage from the storm hit very close to home for many volunteers. This particular project gave many of us who were touched by the stories and pictures that flooded the media in the aftermath of the storm an opportunity to do more than wish the victims well.”
Delano D., FHLBNY, Volunteered May 2014
"My experience was fantastic. The supervisor, Michael, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with the grey heads as well as the other ladies."
Lana, Volunteered May 2014
"The experience I had with the group I worked with was great for me. It was a joy to have the homeowner stop by to see what we were doing, to see her face during the process of the demolition was heartfelt. I look forward to another day that I can volunteer my time to help someone else."
Regina C., FHLBNY, Volunteered May 2014
"I had a wonderful learning and work experience yesterday. Mike is a patient and thorough teacher and so was Mark. Am very much looking forward to the days to come as a volunteer for Habitat."
Gretchen H., Volunteered May 2014
"Ten seniors from our school attended this with me. We were all blown away by the efforts that your organization is putting forth to help the people of Little Ferry. The men that we had lead us were even more impressive. Their patience, kindness, and commitment to service was a great example for my students. Our students learned about what is really important in life – giving back and helping others."
Dave B., Ridgewood High School, Volunteered April 2014
"There are no words to truly express the gratitude that my husband and I felt today. Mike and the AmeriCorps team were fantastic. This has truly been the most fulfilling birthday to date."
Danielle M., Volunteered March 2014
"From the initial registration process, to the communications about our work week schedule, to all of the support from Bergen Habitat and Bergen County VOAD - LTRC - everything was complete, easy to understand and well structured. Chris provided us with the appropriate direction, materials and necessary encouragement to properly complete our assignments. Until I am able to make a return visit I know the recovery efforts are being well handled."
George B., Chicago, IL, Volunteered March 2014