Lawrence Students Raise Money for Community

Lawrence public school art students used their talents to support the community through their Have A Heart Charity Art Auction last month. Over 100 K-12 students participated in the creation of artwork for this very successful event and raised money for the community, including the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Merrimack Valley ReStore donated approximately 40 chairs to students and teachers for their creative touch. The chairs were painted in the theme of writers and illustrators and were auctioned off at the Have A Heart event at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Lawrence High School scholarship fund and proceeds from the sale of the chairs was donated to the Merrimack Valley Habitat.

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity shares a global vision where everyone has a decent place to live. We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We are building in Lawrence, Andover and Salisbury.

Working together we can make a difference.

Lawrence Public School ARTS Have a Heart Charity Art Auction to benefit MVHH


Lawrence Public Schools Have A Heart charity auction

Hotel Management Company Donates Furnishings

Recently, Merrimack Valley ReStore was happy to accept a large shipment of furnishings from a hotel management company who is remodeling its properties. The donation included 37 desks, 79 headboards (king and queen), 119 mirrors of various sizes, and 36 lights, all in excellent condition. 

We are so grateful to have been the charity of choice for CorePoint Lodging LLC and its properties. Their donation is greatly appreciated and has been a wonderful addition to our inventory on the floor.

CorePoint Lodging owns a portfolio of 315 hotels and more than 40,000 rooms in attractive locations throughout the U.S. Properties in the CorePoint portfolio are primarily in or near employment centers, airports and major travel thoroughfares.

Meegan O’Neil joins Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity as Executive Director

Written by Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

Meegan O'Neil - Executive Director

Meegan O’Neil – Executive Director

We are excited to welcome Meegan O’Neil as our new Executive Director.

“On behalf of the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity [MVHH] board of directors and staff, I am happy to announce that Meegan O’Neil is our new executive director as of November 26, 2018” beamed MVHH board president, Richard Sumberg.  “We are happy to have found a candidate who connects so well with Habitat’s mission, knows our network of Merrimack Valley communities, and shares our culture of accomplishment and creativity.” O’Neil can be reached at 978-681-8858 or

O’Neil succeeds Randy Larson, who is retiring after a six-year tenure.

O’Neil’s talents as a values-based strategic leader were crafted in managing a broad range of executive leadership positions at YMCA of the North Shore, most recently, as its Chief Strategy Officer.

In 2019, with O’Neil’s leadership, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity will complete its 100th home and continue the construction projects in Lawrence and the new projects in Andover and Salisbury. These homes will be made affordable to qualified low-income home buyers.

For 33 years and counting, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity continues to partner with first-time home owners to build better lives for themselves and their families, helping them become successful home owners, caring neighbors, and contributing members of their Merrimack Valley community.

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is self-sustaining affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The Merrimack Valley affiliate shares a vision where everyone has a decent place to live. We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity shares a global vision where everyone has a decent place to live.

We have been able to build 87 homes, rehab 11 homes and serve nearly 100 families since our founding in 1985.  thanks to the generosity of local supporters.

Join us.

Customer Remodels With ReStore Materials

As you know, our ReStore gets donations of all kinds. We are so fortunate to the individuals and organizations who think of us when clearing out their spaces. We’re able to offer great prices on everything from building materials and tools to home décor. 

One of our regular customers takes advantage of our great deals and has sent us photos of her recent remodel using materials that she has purchased from the ReStore. Thank you, Siham Sghir, for your continued support and congratulations on your beautiful project!




MV Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Volunteers

Thanksgiving came early at Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity.

On Thursday, Habitat had a chance to thank all the volunteers who have supported us… in so many ways.

It is because of our wonderful, selfless volunteers that we have been able to serve nearly 100 families since our founding in 1985.

Join us by volunteering on our board, our committees, our warehouse, our office, our Merrimack Valley ReStore and construction build sites – soon in Andover and Salisbury.

We are blessed!

ReStore Celebrates 5th Anniversary

We had great weather on Saturday for our 5th anniversary celebration. Customers enjoyed popcorn, cake and candy as they shopped for treasures. Along with our “regular” 50% and 75% off tags, we offered 25% off ALL furniture and 50% off china cabinets.

Our back lot was the stage for Let’s Make A Deal where customers negotiated their best price on furniture items while the front lot was where our DIY painting demonstration was held. A sweet little side table was transformed into a beautiful, refreshed piece with our own chalk paint.

The success of the MV ReStore can be attributed to our great staff, volunteers, donors and, of course, our customers. Merrimack Valley Habitat wouldn’t be able to do all the great things that it does for our community without all of you!

ReStore Celebrates 5 Years!

We’re super excited to announce the 5th anniversary in our location and we’d love for you to celebrate with us! Enjoy cake and popcorn, enter our raffle, see a piece of furniture get transformed, and do some treasure hunting. Not to mention that ALL FURNITURE IS 25% off (except for the pieces that are tagged as 50% or 75% off)!

Come on down on Saturday, 10/20 from 10am – 5pm and help us celebrate!

Pike School Students Learn Skills and Philanthropy

Geometry students from Pike School in Andover recently paired their math lessons with woodworking skills as they built toolboxes to donate to the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore . Liza Waters, Secondary School Co-Advisor and Upper School Math Teacher, organized the project that was prepped and overseen by Bruce Letwin. Both Waters and Letwin sit on the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and are longtime volunteers for the organization.

The freshly painted and decorated toolboxes were presented to Steve Cheatham, Manager, and Joe Polenchar, Assistant Manager, of the ReStore. Proceeds from the sale of the toolboxes will benefit the community by supporting the efforts of the MV Habitat for Humanity.

A big thanks to Pike School, the students, Liza and Bruce. Great job! 


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