Individuals who pledge $200 or more to Waco Habitat in a given year belong to the Carpenters Club. There are two ways to give:
- Pledge per house (at 7-8 houses a year) and receive a project update and remittance notice as homes are completed (usually for two homes at a time). This project-specific method is ideal for groups like Sunday school classes and civic organizations.
- Online Recurring Gifts may be established on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis on our secure site or by calling calling the Waco Habitat office at 254-756-7575. A receipt and project update is emailed within the week of each transaction.
Businesses that donate $500 or more in cash or applicable goods and services to Waco Habitat in a year belong to the Cornerstone Club. Each member business is recognized as a Business Build supporter and invited to help with construction. Cornerstone Club members also receive a plaque and special recognition at Waco Habitat’s annual appreciation event, the Harvest Dinner.
For more information about how your business can contribute, contact the Waco Habitat office at 254-756-7575 or email our Director of Development.
Tribute gifts are given in recognition of loved ones. Acknowledgement is sent to your honoree or your designated recipient informing them of your gift, and the amount is not disclosed. Tribute gifts are also recognized in Waco Habitat’s newsletter.
Make your honorarium or memorial gift securely online now by clicking on the donate button below, designate your contribution “In Honor” or “In Memory” of someone, and let us know who to notify.
The Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials, contributes usable material to Habitat construction projects and sells the balance to the public at affordable prices with all proceeds benefiting Waco Habitat for Humanity. For more information or to schedule a donation assessment or pick up, contact the ReStore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-756-0131. Learn more about the ReStore here.
Gift of Stock
A charitable gift of stocks or bonds provides an opportunity for tax savings while generously sharing with others. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation. In addition to helping Waco Habitat for Humanity, you may diversify away from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your current needs. If you would like to discuss a gift of stocks or bonds, please call Emily at 254-756-7575 or email our Director of Development.
Waco Habitat partners with many companies that match their employees’ and retirees’ contributions and/or have employee giving programs. Each dollar you give to Waco Habitat is stretched farther when your employer doubles or triples it—and it all adds up! Some companies even provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.
How to Secure a Matching Gift for Your Donation to Waco Habitat:
1. Please contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company matches charitable gifts.
2. Complete the form your company provides (online or by mail). You may need the information below to complete the matching gift form.
Waco Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
220 N 11th St.
Waco, TX 76701
3. Mail, fax or email your completed form to Waco Habitat. We will complete the “charity” section of the form and return it to your company.
If you have any questions about workplace giving, or if you would like a Waco Habitat representative to visit your company or give a presentation, please contact our Director of Development or call 254-756-7575, ext. 206.
Bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can benefit Waco Habitat while qualifying the donor for significant tax deductions. To visit with us about planned giving, contact our Director of Development.
Real Estate Gifts
Donating real estate to Waco Habitat not only provides tax benefits for the donor, but also helps Waco Habitat further its mission. These properties will be used to either build new Waco Habitat homes on, or will be sold to raise much needed funds for home building.
If you have property that you are interested in donating, please contact our Executive Director Brenda Shuttlesworth by email or call Brenda at 254-756-7575.
Donate a car to Habitat’s “Cars for Homes” Program
When you donate a car, truck, boat or RV to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes™ program, you are helping Waco Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families within your community!
Donating a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle is quick and easy, and your car donation may be eligible for tax deduction purposes if you itemize (consult the IRS or your tax advisor for details).
Cars for Homes™ accepts a majority of cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles with proper title and ownership information, and makes the arrangements to have your vehicle, keys and title picked up for processing.
Net proceeds generated by donated vehicle sales are used by Waco Habitat for Humanity to build homes in partnership with families in our community.
It’s quick and easy to donate. With your help, more low income families can have a decent place to call home, and the hope of a better life.
To donate your vehicle, call 1-877-277-HFHI (4344) or visit www.CarsForHomes.org.