Habitat for Humanity needs to raise the capital needed to give families a hand up, not a hand out. We need serious funds, and we need them now.
So how big is your imagination? Here are a few ideas you might consider:
• Spread the word; raise some funds, while achieving a dream
Climb a mountain, run a marathon, paddle a river, and do something out of the ordinary to help a family in need into their own home. Spread the word and ask friends and family to support your achievement. Go to Habitat Victoria’s web page to set up a fundraising page for your event. All donations are tax deductible.
• Hold an event, celebrate
How about a morning tea, lunch or dinner for special friends or work mates? Invite friends to give to Habitat Victoria instead of giving a gift for a special occasion. Set up your celebration here .
• Make your own donation
Make a single tax deductible donation or set up a regular giving plan through Habitat for Victoria’s web page at Everyday Hero. Click here
Or Enquire about our Chairman’s Club and Build Partner opportunities for those with a philanthropic interest. Contact Philip Curtis on 03 8720 9201.
• Give through your workplace
Does your organisation offer payroll giving options? Perhaps they will match your giving dollar for dollar? Why not talk to your payroll team and have them call Brian on 03 8720 9200 who can provide the information they need to set it up.
• Make an interest-free loan
What about lending Habitat for Humanity Victoria home building funds for a year or two through its Interest Free Loan Scheme? With bank interest so low, why not make a social investment instead? Contact Graham on 0434 587 023 for more information.
• Sponsor the next home
This is an ideal way for your business to make a real difference and build a home for a family in need.
• Other ways to donate
Did you know Habitat Victoria can accept donations of real estate, shares and collectibles in addition to cash? Capital Gains offsets may be available for donations not regarded as ‘income’ within the ATO guidelines.
Call Graham on 0434 58 023 who will be happy to discuss the options available.
• Donate building supplies
Habitat Victoria needs specific building products and white goods for use in partner family homes. Call the team on 03 8720 0200 to discuss what you might be able to offer.
• Tradespeople – Donate your expertise
If you are a qualified and licensed tradesperson who is keen to donate your expertise free of charge or at a reduced rate, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for qualified builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, plasterers and other skilled tradespeople to help on our projects. Your trade skills are critical to building affordable homes for families in need.
• Businesses and corporates – Donate and participate
If you are a business or corporate, we need your help. In the past year, 40 businesses have made generous donations and participated in our volunteer program. Employees got their hands dirty and helped build a home for a family in need. To enquire about a participating in a team day for your employees, please contact Brian on 03 8720 9200.
• Donate excess stock, goods and unwanted items
We need unwanted goods, end of product runs, good quality furniture and other items to sell at our ReStore outlets. These are our stores at Kilsyth in Melbourne’s outer East and at Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula which are open to the public, and run by volunteers. The funds raised go to support our home building program for families in need. Call the ReStore team on
03 8790 9200.
However you decide to support Habitat for Humanity Victoria, it will make a great impact – and go another step closer toward our vision to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.