A lot goes into building a house. There are the hard construction costs of the “bricks and sticks” – the windows and the doors; the plumbing and the toilets; the lumber, cabinets, and subcontractors. There are soft construction costs – acquiring and developing land, hiring architects, renting port-o-lets, and providing temporary utilities. That is why your support as build sponsors and donors is integral to keeping the build sites funded and stocked with supplies for volunteers to work with. The volunteer time committed to the build allows CAHFH to spend less on “hard costs,” like subcontractors, to focus on what is truly most important – ensuring the financial success of the homebuyers. A lot goes into building a house. But it’s worth every penny, every drop of sweat, to help a family make that house a home.
Ways to Give:
Columbus Area Habitat builds affordable sustainable houses that exceed federal construction standards. Families purchase those homes, at zero-percent interest. Annual campaign funds are critical to closing the gap between home construction and actual costs of administering a homeownership program.
Gifts of Cash
Your charitable gift of cash provides a bonus to you – a federal income tax deduction for charitable donations. Cash gifts support Columbus Area Habitat’s homeownership program.
Columbus Area Habitat hosts several events each year, including Collegiate Challenge, a Spring Break trip for college students; and A Feathered Affair, a silent auction fundraiser for the Construction Fund. We look to partner with corporations and local businesses for these events, making them meaningful and mutually beneficial for all involved. For more information on sponsoring an event, call our office at (706)-653-6003.
There are several levels of house sponsorship, from full to half to TEAMBuild. These sponsorships pay for the materials and labor costs associated with building a home, can include monetary gifts and/or volunteer labor, and offer a great setting for team building. Sponsors receive recognition on build site signage, the Columbus Area Habitat website, and in the monthly newsletter; because we are truly grateful for those among us who feel convicted to lend their hand to helping turn a truck load of construction materials into a new home for a deserving family. Call our office at (706)-653-6003 for more information about House Sponsorship.
In Honor of/In Memoriam
Do something special in honor of a loved one to ensure that a deserving partner family will directly benefit from your generosity.
Planned gifts, whether immediate, outright or deferred gifts based on money or other assets, provides a significant opportunity to Columbus Area Habitat, as well as the donor. A donor giving a planned gift can reap substantial tax advantages. Habitat’s Resource Development Manager, along with your financial and legal representation, can help structure a gift in the manner that is most appropriate for your family’s circumstances. If you are interested in learning more about Planned Giving, call our office at (706)-653-6003.