Donate to Habitat for Humanity GTA
Habitat for Humanity works on a simple principle: that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right, and that helping low-income families break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership not only strengthens families, it improves entire communities.
And the need has never been greater: according to the Poverty, Housing, and Homelessness report issued by the City of Toronto, one in five households lives in housing that is too small, needs repair, or is unaffordable.
When you support Habitat for Humanity with a donation, we never stop using your dollar - it is invested in homes where partner families' mortgage payments go to provide for future homes, allowing more families to break the cycle of poverty. That is what makes Habitat for Humanity such a unique and sustainable solution; your support is an investment in Canadian families and has an impact that can span generations.
We use volunteers and in-kind donations to keep building costs low to maximize the impact of your dollar. And, thanks to the operation of our ReStores, which sell new and gently-used donated home furnishing and renovation materials, the vast majority of our administrative and fundraising costs are covered, meaning your donor dollar goes even further.
As a Hope Builder, your monthly donation is not only providing consistent and stable funding that lets us make long term plans of building safe and affordable homes for low-income families - it's a gift of hope that will have an impact that lasts generations. Or you can choose to make a one-time gift that will go to help make a profound difference for families in the community.
Did you know that if you donate your appreciated stock to Habitat for Humanity GTA, you pay no tax on capital gains? Donate gifts of stock or marketable securities, now or through your estate, and realize impressive tax savings while supporting affordable home building initiatives in the GTA. Please download the stock transfer form here.
What better way to honour someone special to you than to support the construction of a home for a low-income family in need in the Greater Toronto Area? Your gift will be a memorable, lasting legacy for the person you choose to honour. Make an in honour or in memory donation today
From door hinges to entire kitchens, we need your stuff! Fill out our easy donation form and we will help you assess how to best donate your new or lightly-used items and building supplies. If the donation is large enough, we can even come to disassemble and pick it up.
We are proud to offer a ‘tool box’ of great ideas to foster an integrated partnership approach to corporate philanthropy that will truly engage employees in giving back.
Gift-in-Kind donors provide services and new building materials to help build our homes. This allows us to keep building costs to a minimum, which results in more homes being built.
Your vehicle will be recycled and 100% of proceeds support Habitat for Humanity GTA.
Ethical fundraising and accountability
All donations $5 and over made online will receive a tax receipt. All donations $20 and over made offline (via telephone or through the mail) will recieve a tax receipt.
In the event of a discrepancy or error with your online transaction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, telephone number, and the date and amount of your transaction. Habitat for Humanity GTA is committed to ensuring all discrepancies are resolved within 15 business days. Donation refunds will be assessed on a case-by-case and in accordance to CRA guidelines.
If you require assistance with any ReStore donations (donating items), please contact the ReStore team at email@example.com or 1-844-GTADON8 (3668).
For more information on other types of donations (non-ReStore donations), please contact Claudia, Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 755-7353 ext 256.
Habitat for Humanity GTA is a member of Imagine Canada's Ethical Program. You can also view the Imagine Canada Ethical Code at imaginecanada.ca.