Your support makes a difference in the lives of hardworking, low-income families in the Greater Peoria Area! Did you know your gift does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions? You’re helping families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat’s affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. Research has also shown that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement and strengthens community ties.
Each build day we like to say thank you to our volunteers by providing lunch for them. At this time, we are looking for anyone willing to provide lunch for approximately 40 volunteers on any given Saturday until our homes are finished (hopefully before the holidays!) Lunch items could include hot dogs, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Habitat will provide plates, forks/knifes, and drinks. You are able to see available dates on VolunteerHub website when we are having our builds. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (309) 676-6729 ext. 1 if you are interested.
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In addition to our local impact, we donate 10% of all unrestricted gifts go to a third world country that is unable to fundraise on their own.
Gifts of construction materials and/or services can be given to build Habitat houses. Habitat also accepts gently used appliances and other surplus construction items which are sold at the ReStore to finance Habitat houses.
Although we do much of our work with volunteers, we still need licensed professionals to give of their time and expertise:
Our housing programs are supported by donations. Land is no different. Our financial resources to purchase land are limited, so we rely upon gifts of land to assure the affordability of the houses that we build. Donating land can also have many tax benefits for the donor. In most instances we can assist with the transaction at no costs to the donor and Habitat for Humanity will cover all the related expenses to make your gift a reality. If you have land that you would like to donate our trained staff and attorney can assist you in structuring the gift to accommodate your needs. Your gift will help to create continued opportunities for affordable housing in the Greater Peoria Area
Please call our Executive Director Lea Anne Schmidgall at (309) 676-6729 x 6 to explore these options.
We can accept plotted building lots, farm acreage, or raw land. Donations of land are 100% tax deductible.
The donation of an already constructed home is a special blessing. Many existing homes can be renovated to meet the needs of a low-income family much more quickly than it takes to build a new house. As part of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, we are actively seeking foreclosed upon and dilapidated homes that can be renovated – a double benefit, providing a home for a family in need while helping to restore blighted neighborhoods.
If you have a house that you would like to donate, but it would require that the house be relocated or moved, please call us to discuss the donation.
Land that is outside of Peoria, Woodford, Tazwell, or Marshall County can still be donated to support the critical work of eliminating substandard and poverty housing. We can use the funds from the sale of these properties to fund home-building, homeowner education, and program operations.
We are always looking for affordable opportunities to purchase land for future house construction. The land must be modestly priced and suitable for house construction. We cannot purchase land that is in the floodplain and we cannot mediate heirship issues. The land must have clear and marketable title and be free of encumbrances.
Planned gifts provide the resources that create new opportunities and preserve Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area’s future. These gifts can qualify for significant tax deductions and include bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.
Naming Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area as a beneficiary in an IRA, life insurance policy, other financial account or in your will is one critical way that you can help provide for future stability and growth. Please consult your qualified financial planner or attorney.
A charitable gift of stock or bonds can help make the dream of homeownership a reality for deserving family while also providing tax savings for you.
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 Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area fulfill its mission of eliminating poverty housing, you may diversify away from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your needs. Please consult your qualified financial planner or attorney.
There are so many different ways to give back to your community, and what better way to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria build homes for hardworking families in need than to donate your old vehicle. Donate your car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, or construction equipment. Any vehicle is accepted whether it runs or not. The car donation process is quick and easy!