Your donation does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions. It is also an investment in a families future. By breaking the cycle of poverty families are able to build long term financial security. Because of Habitat's affordable, zero interest, no-profit house payments, families are able to free up money for other necessities such as food, medicine and child care. Research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children's educational achievement and strengthens community ties.
According to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI):
"Investing in a Habitat family creates a brighter future for the children in Habitat homes."
"Did you know that children who live in inadequate housing have lower educational achievement and are more likely to be impoverished and unemployed as adults? The good news is that, according to the Harvard Center on Housing, a dollar invested in housing has a greater impact on a child’s long-term well-being than a dollar invested in health or education."
The generosity and ongoing support of area businesses, organizations and individuals has always made our success possible. Donations of cash, building materials, and other in-kind gifts, as well as many hours of volunteer labor, come together to make dreams come true!
Becoming a member of the Habitat team means supporting our community. However you choose to get involved, we appreciate your support!
One of the easiest ways to support Habitat is through a monetary donation. Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your gift is tax-deductible. Your donations will help us give a hand up to people right here in the Greater Manchester area, allowing us to purchase materials needed to build a home. It also allows us to hire contractors to do specialized work such as electrical, plumbing and paving.
Almost all donations go directly into our housing projects. Your donation will truly have an impact and will go towards purchasing needed items like those listed in the Quick Gift Guide. You can donate online using our secure PayPal site, where you can contribute a one-time donation or set up a monthly payment to help us now and in the future. Or, you can send us a check in the mail at the address listed below:
HopeBuilders Monthly Donations
HopeBuilders are the foundation of Habitat for Humanity’s housing ministry. Through monthly donations, HopeBuilders provide Habitat with a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to plan ahead. When you join Habitat for Humanity’s HopeBuilders, you will join a special group of people reaching out each month to provide affordable housing for families around the world. Together, we can eradicate poverty housing and help families build decent shelter and offer the hope of a better life. Become a HopeBuilder today and enjoy:
- Hassle-free monthly donations
- Automatic donation from your credit card
- The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately
Gifts From The Heart
Gifts from the heart are donations made in honor of someone special. They provide building materials, supplies and support for families who are in need of decent, affordable homes. Perfect for the special hard-to-buy-for recipient. Ideal as a last-minute gift. Your recipient will be notified by a beautiful gift card sent via email or postal mail.
For any occasion:
- In honor of someone special
- In memory of a loved one
- Special occasion or celebration
- Holiday or birthday gift
Personalize your Card with:
- Different occasions
- Recipient name
- Delivery method
Please note: A $10 minimum donation per card is requested.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Habitat for Humanity in honor of a friend or loved one. The perfect gift!
Love to cook for a crowd?
With all the hard work we put our construction volunteers through, we like to provide them with lunches! Church groups, youth groups and individuals provide most of the lunches, but by spreading the need, we will not over burden any one provider. We can still use a few more lunch providers for our volunteer work crews. This is a great way for children under 16 to be able to help at the work site.
What are we looking for? Some ideas are box lunches, pizza, hot dogs on a grill, or grocery store certificates to buy lunch items. If you can help one time or be an on-going provider, let us know.
We love pampering our volunteers, so if you would like to help with lunches, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (603) 626-3944 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Matching Gifts from Corporations
Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Donate online though one of the links above. Then, follow the steps below to have your company match your gift.
To find out if your company will match gifts to Habitat for Humanity, go to HFHI's website (http://www1.matchinggifts.com/habitat) and enter your company's name in Step 1.
Complete the requirements your company has in place for matching gifts. Please select our affiliate name in your company’s matching gift web registration. If there is no place to designate our affiliate, contact your matching gift coordinator or our affiliate for more help. Our affiliate information follows:
|Employer Identification Number (EIN)|
(i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number)
|Organization Name||Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity|
|Mailing Address||250 Commercial St. Suite 4019|
Manchester, NH 03101
|Organization Type||Civic, Health and Human Service, Shelter|
Once you have completed the matching gift form, submit it online, by email or mail to the address above.
Donating a Car
Cars for Homes™ can turn your car, truck, boat , RV or other vehicle donation into decent, affordable homes for families in need. The car donation process is quick and easy. It can be accomplished online or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-277-4344. If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction. To donate or get more information go to http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes or call 1-877-277-4344.
Donating Land or a House
One of the biggest expenses of building a home is the land. We rely on the generosity of others to help us obtain properties. In addition to raw land, we can work with properties that have a building on it, may be considered “un-buildable”, is part of a subdivision, bank-owned, part of an estate, and many other situations. We are always willing to discuss if a property would be suitable for a Habitat Home. Municipalities are often willing to work with us because of a shortage of affordable housing and we may be able to get a variance that would be unavailable otherwise.
GMHFH has built and renovated single and multifamily homes. In addition to individuals, faith groups, municipalities and businesses often have property available. We would be interested in working in a subdivision where we could complete multiple houses over several years. Many Habitat Affiliates have successfully created homes that seamlessly blend in, while still remaining “simple and decent”.
If you own a property or know of one that may be available, please contact us. We are always looking for properties that can be donated or purchased at a steep discount and are willing to investigate the suitability to become a future Habitat home. Regardless of the situation, please contact us at email@example.com
We still have $150,000 left to raise in order to complete Hosley Street.
Every donation, no matter the amount, gets us closer to our goal!
Thank you for your support of Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity.