Donate to Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity

We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.

Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.

How to Donate to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity

There are many ways to make a difference in your community, and in the lives of a local family

Monetary Donations

Secure Online Donation

Securely donate to Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity via PayPal, using your own credit card. You don’t need a PayPal account unless you are making a recurring donation. Just use the Donate button below – you can use any major credit card to do so, or set up a recurring donation. 

You can also send tax-deductible donations to:

Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity
1 Middle St., Suite 200
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Or,  call us at (603) 433-9555 to discuss other ways to give.

Do you have furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets or building materials that you would like to donate?

We offer free pick-ups in Strafford & Rockingham Counties!  To learn more, please visit the SENH Habitat ReStore Page by clicking the ReStore logo below:

Other Ways to Donate to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity

There are many ways to make a difference in your community, and in the lives of a local family. Please contact our Executive Director, directly at executivedirector@senhhabitat.org to discuss your options. We would be happy to work with you personally to make arrangements. 

Land - Donate or Sell

Sell or Donate Land to Habitat for Humanity

A huge challenge in keeping our homes affordable is finding property on which we can build houses. There are so many deserving families who apply to be homeowners, but there is only so much land available to us. We need help to find the next property to build a house for a very deserving family. Private owners, government land – we are open to creative thinking! Whether you own property or know of someone who may be willing to help, talk to us. We investigate all possibilities.

What type of property are we seeking?

The most affordable property to build on is a lot on a public road with access to utilities. However, we are willing to explore any possibilities. Talk to us.

I own a small piece of land, but it may not be buildable.

Most municipalities are willing to work with Habitat in granting variances that would not be available for standard development. Talk to us.

What if the property already has a building on it?

We have rehabbed several homes or in some cases demolished and built new. Talk to us.

Why should I donate land to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity?

The most fundamental reason is the feeling of contributing to less fortunate families in building a stable life within the community. There are also significant tax advantages for donating land. Talk to us.

I want to help, but I need to get some money for the property.

If you are willing to sell the property at a price below market value, you will be eligible for a tax deduction. Talk to us.

Home Sponsorship with SENH Habitat for Humanity

With generous help from our sponsors, Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity can create positive changes for our partner families. A home sponsorship represents one of the most visible investments that you, your organization, or corporation can make. The initial investment of time and materials will pay lifetime dividends for the entire community.

In addition to time and materials support, there are many other opportunities for a home sponsor to have a positive impact for our partner families. The finishing touches such as landscaping, fencing, utilities, or garbage collection can provide an enormous boost for our partner families and make their transition to their new home feel complete.

A Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity home sponsor agrees to a few basic responsibilities including:

  • Providing financial support toward the construction of a house. Partial and full sponsorships are available. (The cost of a full-home sponsorship is $80,000.)
  • Encouraging members of you company/organization/church to volunteer at the sponsored home and see tangible results of their efforts. Working with Habitat has proven to be an excellent team-building exercise.
  • Staying involved with the project from beginning to end, including site preparation, construction, home dedication, and family move-in.

Contact Marcie at to learn more about our home sponsorship program.

Vehicle Donations (Cars for Homes)

Cars for Homes™ Vehicle Donations

When you donate a car, truck, boat or RV to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes™ program, you are helping Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families within your community!

Donating a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle is quick and easy, and your car donation may be eligible for tax deduction purposes if you itemize (consult the IRS or your tax advisor for details). Cars for Homes™ accepts a majority of cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles with proper title and ownership information, and makes the arrangements to have your vehicle, keys and title picked up for processing.

Net proceeds generated by donated vehicle sales are used by Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity to build homes in partnership with families in our community. It’s quick and easy to donate. With your help, more low income families can have a decent place to call home, and the hope of a better life.

 

Gifts From the Heart

Tired of getting and giving material goods as presents? For a memorable and lasting gift, consider making a contribution to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity in someone’s name instead. Habitat will also accept donations in memory of loved ones. Your gift will keep giving as it helps us build houses and hope in our community. You’ll also be ecologically responsible, by not contributing to the “buy, use, dispose” cycle!! Contact us to learn more!

Donate Stock to SENH Habitat for Humanity

Make a gift of stock to support Habitat’s work. For more information, or to make a gift, please contact Marcie Bergan at executivedirector@senhhabitat.org or (603) 433-9555.

Establish Planned Giving for SENH Habitat for Humanity

“I’ve done well, and I want to leave something for my community when I’m gone.”

That is what Joseph Halley told his children. In 2004, when Mr. Halley passed, he bequeathed a truly life-changing sum of money to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity. His donation enabled the affiliate to buy land in Farmington and build three affordable homes. Those homes now house three local families who would otherwise be in substandard or poverty housing situations. Those homes are now safety, security and a future for twelve children and their parents. And there is a sign at the entrance to that neighborhood that reads “Welcome to Joseph Halley’s Dream.” His dream will stand strong for 100 years.

Since 1990, Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in partnership with deserving families and transforming New Hampshire communities. We are committed to providing families with safe, decent homes and neighborhoods which contribute to the social and economic fabric of the community.

Habitat homes provide children and families the stability they need to thrive and the means to create multigenerational wealth. They provide the community with homeowner-occupied neighborhoods with lower crime, better schools, and tax income for improved city services. Your support is needed to continue this important work.

You can make a lasting difference in your community by making a planned gift to Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity. Planned gifts enable our affiliate to develop bold strategies for the future and take advantage of opportunities to make the greatest impact. As you plan for your future and reflect on the legacy you will leave behind, consider the following ways you can strengthen Southeast New Hampshire families and communities through a partnership with Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity.

  • Cash Gift Donations
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Beneficiary in Will
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Donations through Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Donations through Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts through Charitable Lead Trusts, which ultimately return the trust principal to you
  • Gifts through Charitable Lead Trusts, which ultimately pass the trust principal to loved ones
  • Making Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity the beneficiary of your home while continuing to live there

Our staff and Board will be glad to assist you and answer your questions about giving opportunities and needs of Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity. Please consult your attorney or financial professional for the benefits of each gift type.

Giving Made Easier: New Law Encourages Increased Donations

Under a new law, commonly referred to as H.R. 4, each person over the age of 70½ with an IRA (Traditional or Roth) can make contributions to charities directly from his or her IRA up to a total of $100,000 per year without incurring income tax.

This contribution will also count against your minimum required distribution amount for the year. A qualified charitable distribution does not result in income to the donor and does not count against your adjusted gross income limitation. Therefore, you deduct the contribution regardless of whether you have maximized your charitable giving for the year.

As a 501 (c)(3) organization, Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity is an eligible recipient of these gifts. Won’t you consider making a life-changing difference for a family in need with a gift from your IRA? For more information on making a donation, please call Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity at (603) 433-9555 or e-mail our Executive Director, Marcie Bergan, at executivedirector@senhhabitat.org.

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