Hometown Habitat News

Ways to give…

…this holiday season!


This December we encourage you to join us in supporting our local families.  Here at Habitat we are proud to partner with families offering them strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  We couldn’t do that without the generosity of our beloved volunteers and donors.  Here are a few ways to give as we close out 2017…

Cars for Homes

Donating your car to Habitat allows us to use the net proceeds from the sale to build and repair affordable homes locally.  This donation may qualify for a tax deduction and it’s fast and easy!  To donate contact Cheryl Conner – cconner@habitatls.org or 352-483-0434 Ext 141.  Provide information such as vehicle make, model, vehicle identification number and current mileage.  If your car is accepted, you can schedule your car to be picked up!

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress made permanent the law that allows people age 70 1/2  or older who own an IRA to make cash gifts directly from their IRA to charity.  For many people, this is the best tax-friendly way to give.  An IRA rollover gift will not be included in your taxable income and will qualify for your required minimum distribution.  Plus, it will offer a family a safe place to call home!  Contact Danielle to learn more at 352-483-0434 Ext. 133.

Outright Gift of An Asset

If you wish to make a gift to support the mission of Habitat this year but are concerned about preserving your cash reserves, consider a gift of an appreciated asset.  A gift of securities, business interests, or real estate can provide you with significant income and capital gains tax savings, while offering strength, stability, and self-reliance for a family in need.  Contact Danielle to learn more at 352-483-0434 Ext. 133.

Zero-Tax Gift and Sale

If you are planning to sell an asset like securities, real estate, or a business, before you sell, consider a “zero-tax” charitable gift and sale.  By making a gift of part of the asset before you sell, you can use a tax-saving charitable deduction to significantly lower or eliminate capital gains tax.

Donate to our ReStore

Our staff and volunteers make the donation process as simple as possible. You can always donate goods in person at one of our four locations throughout Lake or Sumter Counties or if you have a large item, just simply call our scheduling center for your free donation pick up – 352-589-3005.

Outright Gift of Cash

Want to simply join us in our mission of providing homes, community, and hope?  Feel free to donate in person at anyone of our four ReStore locations, online, or by mail – 900 Main Street, Suite 210, The Villages FL 32159.  Our Habitat families are grateful for your support!