One of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area’s greatest challenges lies in raising money. The major sources of our funds are individuals, foundation grants, corporations, and the faith community.
With a large portion of our funding coming from individual donations, each and every donation is a blessing and supports our efforts to build homes with families in need in Greater Orlando.
Donations may be sent to:
Habitat Greater Orlando
4116 Silver Star Rd.
Orlando, FL 32808
Did you know that a matching gift could double or triple your donation? Many corporations will match employee or retiree gifts. Obtain a Matching Gift Form from your human resources office and include it with your donation. Be sure to fill out and sign the donor section before sending in the form. Some companies have an on-line matching gift procedure.
As you plan gifts for family and friends this year, consider a gift that keeps on giving long after the wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, holiday or other special event or memorial. Upon receipt of your contribution, we will send an acknowledgment card indicating that you have made a gift to Habitat Greater Orlando in honor of, or in memory of, the person you are celebrating. Be sure to include the name and address of the person who will receive the card. If you would like to make a celebration gift via credit card, or need further information, contact Lynn Ivanek at 407-648-4567 ext 204.
You can also make a monthly or quarterly pledge that can help keep us building all year round. We can automatically deduct your pledge from a credit card, or bill you on a periodic basis. For more information about this program, please contact Lynn Ivanek at 407-648-4567 ext 204.
Donate property. Turn vacant land into a home for a deserving family - and a tax deduction for you! (see your tax advisor)
Sell property. Land for sale? Call Habitat. We often buy property that for-profit builders can't use.
Partner with Habitat on a "mixed income" development, which blends market-rate and Habitat homes.
Spread the word. Tell friends and associates that Habitat acquires vacant land.
To learn more or to contribute to our land acquisition efforts, call Dee Danmeyer today, 407-648-4567 ext. 202.
Since land is the single most expensive item in a Habitat home, finding land is a vital priority for us. Make a difference - join our Land Acquistion Committee today!
You can help address housing needs in Greater Orlando now and in the future by remembering us in your will or making another type of planned gift.
Types of Bequests:
Cash Bequest where Habitat Greater Orlando receives a specific dollar amount.
Bequest of Property where Habitat Greater Orlando receives all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after the payment of any specific bequests and all estate-related expenses.
Retirement Plans where Habitat Greater Orlando is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension, or profit-sharing plan.
For more information, please contact Lynn Ivanek at 407-648-4567 ext 204.
Securities & Stock Donations
You can also donate to Habitat Greater Orlando by giving securities, publicly traded stock, or property.
Did you know that you might be able to save money on taxes and capital gains while giving to Habitat Greater Orlando at the same time? If you paid $500 for stock now worth $1000, you can avoid capital gains tax on the $500 profit and deduct the full $1000 contribution!
Prior to making contribution involving securities or real property, it is important that you contact your financial, tax, and legal counsel to fully understand the implications and potential benefits of the transaction. Habitat Greater Orlando has an account established with Charles Schwab to accept contributions of stock. To contribute, please call Lynn Ivanek at 407-648-4567 ext 204 to discuss the options and instructions on transferring stock to our account.
Many individuals and organizations ask what they could provide to Habitat Greater Orlando in terms of equipment, supplies, and services. Donate new construction materials in quantity and help us keep the cost of our affordable homes as low as possible. For information, please contact Terry Eckert at 407-298-4807. View our wish list of various supplies needed for construction and in our office.
We welcome offers of pro-bono services in many areas, including design, construction, legal assistance for real estate closings, printing, mailing, and photography. If you or your company are skilled carpenters or tradesman, and would like to offer your services (framing, insulation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) please contact us for more information.
Rally your organization round a critical issue for all Central Floridians: the affordable housing crisis! Meet and help neighbors in need, while at the same time building employee teamwork, morale and a sense of corporate responsibility. We have several different levels of sponsorship and participation levels. For more information, contact Lynn Ivanek at 407-648-4567 ext 204.