Interfaith-RISE Recycled Woodshop

Interfaith-RISE Recycled Woodshop is a Career Pathways program under the umbrella of the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affording Housing Corporation (via Interfaith-RISE). This program uses upcycled materials to create new items that are beautiful and functional. Additionally, this program provides short-term employment for refugees with limited English and/or minimal work experience in order to gain valuable skills, as well as a way to learn English as they adjust to their new lives in New Jersey. By purchasing from us, you are not only supporting a local organization, but also aiding the environment, as well as supporting refugees. Please contact Tim at for more info.

Check out our some of the beautiful creations offered by the Woodshop!

I-RISE Recycled Woodshop creates a variety of items. Planters add beauty to your outdoor plants. Dining room tables, bunk beds and dressers are for our new asylum seeker arrivals. And for all the quilters out there, most recently added to the growing list of inventories are quilt racks!

Interested in Volunteering for the I-RISE Recycled Woodshop?

The Woodshop’s current hours are 8 am to 1 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No experience necessary.  You will learn how to use a variety of tools and build furniture and other items which are donated to asylees, refugees, and unaccompanied minors. We also build items for sale to generate funds to support I-RISE.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Tim McNeilly at  Feel free to visit the Wood Shop at 127 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park.

Interfaith-RISE is a program of the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing corporation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides affordable housing, supportive services, and connection to meaningful community to low-income individuals and families in central New Jersey. All RCHP-AHC projects are non-discriminatory and are open to the public. Learn more at

Office Locations

Highland Park Office:
19 S. 2nd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

I-RISE South Office:

2384 E. Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08361