In-Kind Donations

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity greatly appreciates in-kind gifts from individuals, businesses and organizations. Each of these gifts aid in the construction and repair of Habitat for Humanity homes.

Land

There are several factors that Our Towns Habitat must consider before accepting land donations, including location (the land must be in Our Towns Habitat’s general service area), access to services (such as water and public transportation), zoning (the area must be located on land designated for housing) and more.

Please email Director of Construction Tiffani Irwin or call (704) 309-2676 if you would like to discuss donating land to Our Towns Habitat.

Construction Items

You can support our new home construction program through donation of building materials, subcontractor services and construction tools and supplies.

Building Materials

We build an average of 15 homes per year, and partner with many businesses who help offset our construction costs by donating new building materials. Because our homes are built to stringent quality and energy-efficiency standards, we are generally unable to use one-time donations of building supplies from an individual. Our ongoing home construction needs are best served by businesses who are willing to provide specific materials that meet our requirements on a regular basis. For example, a company might agree to furnish vinyl siding for a set number of homes per year.

If you are an individual interested in making a one-time donation of building materials to Our Towns Habitat (for example, excess tile from a flooring project at your home), we encourage you to donate them to our ReStores, where they can be resold and the profits directed to our affordable housing programs. Businesses that have overstock of building materials that cannot be used in our homes may also want to consider donating to our ReStores.

Subcontractor Services

Our homes are built primarily with volunteer labor, but we do subcontract some professional services, including plumbing, electrical and HVAC. We welcome professional subcontractors who are willing to donate their services.

Other Helpful Donations

Other items that we can use include power tools, such as rechargeable drills, safety glasses, aluminum pump jacks and safety harnesses. We can also use heavy duty trucks in good working order.

Please email Director of Construction Tiffani Irwin or call (704) 309-2676 if you would like to discuss donating building materials, professional services or other construction supplies to Our Towns Habitat.

Other items

If you’d like to donate office items or other non-construction related items or services to Our Towns Habitat, please contact our main office at (704) 896-8957. If you are interested in donating to our ReStores, please review our list of Acceptable ReStore Donations.