A tribute gift is a great way to honor family or friends, celebrate a special occasion, or express sympathy on the loss of a loved one. When you make a gift in tribute, a personalized acknowledgement is sent to the individual or family being honored. We’ll send the honoree or their family a note indicating that a gift was made (the amount of the gift is not mentioned) for their personal acknowledgement.
At the end of the online donation process, specify tribute information in the Additional Comments box.
MONTHLY GIVING/CARPENTER'S CLUB
Join the Carpenter’s Club – a group of committed donors who help CC Habitat say “yes” to local families through their monthly contributions. TO JOIN: Simply select the option to “Join Our Carpenter’s Club with a Recurring Donation” and select the frequency from the drop-down box on the first screen during the online donation process.
Carpenters Club members receive:
- Invitations for on-site volunteer opportunities
- Celebrate with us at Kick-Off Celebrations and Dedication Ceremonies
- Opportunity to meet the Habitat home buying families
- Chance to meet people like yourself, who believe in our mission and want to contribute something tangible and needed to our community
- Convenient end of year tax statements that summarize monthly gifts
- Recognition in Habitat publications & events
- Thank you gift mailed to you upon enrollment
Don’t forget – if your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your donation. Be sure to inquire with your company and take the necessary steps to request a match.
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PLANNED GIVING/ DREAM BUILDERS
Your values can live on in the legacy you leave to others…Gift planning is finding the right path to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime to organizations that have meaning to you. It takes a very special person to make plans that benefit others both during and beyond their lifetime. The Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County Dream Builders Society recognizes our forward-thinking friends who have done just that. We welcome new Dream Builders at any time – there are just two simple requirements for membership. First, make arrangements to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County after your lifetime. Second, let us know about your plans. We rely on donations to serve families in our communities. Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated.
If you would like to learn more about how you can build with us through a planned gift (wills, trusts, real estate or life insurance), feel free to contact us.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
You’d like to help, but need the income. Or you may have highly-appreciated stock that pays a low dividend, but you don’t want to trigger the capital gain. Whether funded with cash or stock, a gift annuity will provide a handsome cash flow that may be partly tax-free. You’ll also get a partial tax deduction now. If you transfer your stock to the gift annuity, you can significantly reduce the capital gain, and spread the rest of it out over a number of years. The best part is, after you’re gone, what’s left over will help build and repair homes for Habitat families. Contact Stephanie Averett, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-751-7722, to discuss how you’d like to make your gift.
STOCKS & MUTUAL FUNDS
A GIFT OF STOCK OR MUTUAL FUNDS BEFORE DECEMBER 31 COULD BE A GREAT WAY TO MAXIMIZE TAX SAVINGS AND MEET YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING GOALS THIS YEAR.
Even if your stocks have lost value since you purchased them, you can receive tremendous tax advantages. The key is in how you give the securities! Consult with your financial advisor and consider the following tips.
A Smart Way to Donate Depreciated Stock
For stocks that have lost value, or depreciated, the key is to sell them first and then give the cash proceeds to Carroll County Habitat for Humanity. You are likely to qualify to benefit tax-wise in two ways – you may qualify to take both the loss deduction and the charitable deduction.
A Smart Way to Donate Appreciated Stock
For stocks that have increased, or appreciated, in value the key to receiving tax savings is to donate the shares directly to Carroll County Habitat for Humanity. You may receive a double tax benefit by:
- Avoiding capital gains on the profit you’ve gained, and
- Receiving a full tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift.
- If you would like to make a gift of stock or mutual funds, please contact: Stephanie Averett, Director of Development, email@example.com or call 410-751-7722 to discuss how you’d like to make your gift.
CARS FOR HOMES
Do you have an older car, truck, van, trailer, RV or boat taking up valuable space in your garage or driveway? By donating a vehicle through Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, you can help Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County build houses in partnership with families in need of a hand up, not a hand out. Your donated vehicle will help us finish the homes we’re building and repairing throughout Carroll County.
For more information on how to donate a car, truck, boat or RV to Cars for Homes™ – Habitat’s official car donation program, call (877) 277-4344 toll free or visit www.carsforhomes.org.
OTHER WAYS MAKE A DONATION
We are a United Way agency. If your workplace participates in the United Way Campaign, you can direct your workplace giving dollars to Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County. Our United Way agency number is 4418.
We’re enrolled to receive Thrivent Choice dollars. Eligible Thrivent members can recommend where Thrivent distributes some of their charitable grant funds. To learn more, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice