Every Donation Matters

Our donors are the heroes in all Habitat’s stories.

Your gifts build stability and self-reliance for families in need of a safe and affordable place to call home. Your generosity helps individuals and families build their own bright futures.

There are many ways to give. Explore the menu below to find the right avenue for you.

Together, we build strong communities.

Ways to Give

Cash Donations

Gifts to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity can be made using our secure online donation portal or can be mailed to our office at 4824 S Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409.

Alternatively, you can call our office at 253-627-5626 x204 to make a gift with your credit card over the phone.

To set up an automatic monthly withdraw from your bank account in support of Habitat, complete this form and return it to our office.

All gifts received will be receipted for tax purposes and will remain in the local community, serving Pierce County.

Gifts of Stock | Securities

Stocks and publicly traded securities are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. You can transfer ownership of stock, or mutual funds to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity by completing this form and sending it to both your broker and Habitat.

The best stocks to use for charitable giving are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. If you have held them for more than one year, you will pay no capital gains tax on this transaction, and you can deduct the full fair market value.

Legacy Gifts | Planned Giving

No matter your stage in life, it is important to reflect on the legacy you want to leave your community and future generations.  Your planned gift to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity will further the Habitat mission after your lifetime; it is your legacy to the children and families in our community.

Some options include:

  • A bequest in your will or living trust, leaving Habitat a percentage of an asset or a specific amount. Download this document for sample language to include in your will.
  • A Charitable Gift Annuity, creating fixed income for your or a loved one’s remaining lifetime.
  • Beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy or a retirement account.
  • A Charitable Remainder Trust, paying the donor (and one or more other named beneficiaries, if desired) a fixed or variable income depending on the type of trust selected.
  • Charitable Lead Trust, paying income to one or more charitable organizations, typically for a period of years, and then the remaining assets of the trust pass to non-charitable beneficiaries, such as family members.

We encourage you to contact your financial adviser, attorney or accountant prior to making or structuring a planned gift in order to consider the best option for you. 

If you have already made arrangements for a planned gift or will do so in the future, please let us know. It is not necessary to disclose a dollar value for your plans, but having some idea of the details allows us to plan for the future.

Corporate Giving

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity welcomes corporate partners in a myriad of ways, including:

To explore ways your organization can get involved and/or to customize a package to meet your needs, please contact Community Engagement Manager Tracey Sorenson at tsorenson@tpc-habitat.org or 253-627-5626 x104.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match their employees’ charitable donations. Check with your boss or HR department to see if your company has a matching program. Most often, all you need to do is complete a form, send it to us for verification and wait to see your impact on Habitat double.

More often larger employers are establishing “dollars for doers” programs, whereby the company will match their employees’ volunteer hours with a monetary donation to the charitable organization. If your company has such a program, don’t forget to submit your paperwork following your volunteer shift.

Land

We are always looking for adequate land on which to build homes and communities. If you are in a position to donate parcels of land to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we are interested in hearing from you. Please email the Habitat office or call us at 253-627-5626 to discuss the opportunity.

Products for Home Construction or Resale

Habitat Stores

The Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Stores accept donations of new or gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and hardware that are clean and in 100% working condition. For details about what types of items are accepted, please visit the Habitat Stores website.

You may drop off your donations at the Tacoma, Lakewood or Puyallup locations during business hours or arrange for a free pick up with our online scheduler.

Our partnership with Second Use makes it easy to maximize your donation and minimize the hassle. Check out their acceptance policies and tell them you’d like to donate your items for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. Need removal? The Second Use team of licensed and bonded salvage experts offers free removal of non-structural, reusable materials from your home or job site. Contact their crew to schedule a preview and determine if your project qualifies.

Materials for Home Construction

Every neighborhood and project has its own set of needs – from masonry to siding, and from fencing to native plants for landscaping. If your company has the capacity to donate materials to a Habitat development (6-12 homes), please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Kathy Horton to explore the opportunity. Kathy can be reached at khorton@tpc-habitat.org or at 253-627-5626 x124.

Vehicle Donations | Cars for Homes

When you donate a car, truck, motorcycle or RV to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, net proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will help local families here in our communities.

Vehicle donations are processed by our partners at Cars for Homes. Towing is free!

To get started or to learn more, visit their website or call 877-277-4344.

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Support Habitat While You Shop

Support our mission while you do your regular shopping.

  • When shopping with Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and select Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity as your charity. Amazon Smile offers all your Amazon Prime benefits, but when you shop with smile, Amazon donates a percentage of each purchase to Habitat.
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity and Fred Meyer will send us a donation each quarter. To link your card to us, visit the Fred Meyer Community Rewards website.

The Difference You Make

"When you’re desperate or in need, you don’t always feel that there’s a lot of hope. Tell donors that they are providing hope and an opportunity for people to have a life that they probably wouldn’t have imagined."

Christian

Habitat Homeowner since 2017