Honors, memorials, or special occasions

Every day, more and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials, and other occasions.

You can make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone any time you donate to Alachua Habitat. Please note that the donor will receive the tax receipt.


Make a secure online donation using the "Make a Gift" button on the top right of this webpage. Please note the following information in the comment box:

  • What or who the gift is for
  • Whether it's a gift in honor or in memory of someone, or for a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding
  • Whether you'd like us to send a card in the mail to a recipient
    • The recipient's contact information. We will send a Habitat card to the recipient and a donation receipt to you

By mail or phone

If you prefer to make a donation in honor or in memory of someone and prefer to do so by mail or by phone, you can:

  • Call 352-371-5871
  • Send a check made out to Alachua Habitat for Humanity and be sure to include:
    • A a note letting us know who or what the gift is in honor of or in memory of
    • The name and address of the person you would like us to send a Habitat card to letting them know of your donation
    • Your address so we can send you a donation receipt

Mail to: Alachua Habitat for Humanity, Attn: Resource Development | 2630 NW 41st St, C-3 | Gainesville, FL 32606

Planned giving

When you give to Alachua Habitat for Humanity through your estate or long-term financial plans, you are forging your legacy and ensuring that future generations will have an affordable, safe, and decent place to call home.

As a Habitat supporter, there are many ways that you can create a legacy. By naming Alachua Habitat for Humanity as a beneficiary of your will, living trust, or retirement plan assets, you help bring hope to future generations of families in need of affordable housing. Your gift allows you to transform the lives of hardworking families right here in Alachua County.

Please contact Scott Winzeler, Chief Outreach and Development Officer, at 352-371-5871 or swinzeler@alachuahabitat.org for more information.

Land donations

We can only build houses if we have land to build them on!

Finding decent, safe, affordable housing is not easy for Alachua County families. For Alachua Habitat for Humanity, finding affordable land to build on is an even bigger obstacle.

We accept donations of property in Alachua County to build on, as well as lots that we can sell on the open market to generate funding for our programs.

Gifts of land are preferred, but we can also purchase land below market value if the price and location fit our program needs.

By making a gift of real estate, the donation provides you with tax benefits while making a personal impact for local families.

If you are interested in donating property, please call 352-371-5871 or email swinzeler@alachuahabitat.org

Materials and services

Do you or your company have unused building materials, hardware or related supplies? Are you interested in sharing your professional skill set with Habitat? In-kind donations of materials and services are a vital part of our mission - they help us cut costs and build more affordable housing in our community.

Bulk/new materials to Habitat projects

Alachua Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of many types of building materials, supplies, and tools. Due to bulk purchasing agreements, ongoing in-kind donor relationships and maintaining continuity and construction standards on all Habitat homes, we are often unable to utilize donated items in new home construction. Our construction staff handles these types of donations and determines their suitability to be used on site.

Items that cannot be used in a new Habitat home may be donated to the ReStore. Sales of donated items at the ReStore account help us build more Habitat homes each year! Know that your donation will be put to good use helping families in need of affordable housing.

Skilled labor or construction services

Alachua Habitat for Humanity utilizes volunteers for the majority of construction work completed on our homes. However, there are a few types of services that regular volunteers are not able to perform: earthwork, sewer & water installation, concrete, plumbing, HVAC, electrical work, and roofing. Any company or individual willing to partner with Alachua Habitat must be licensed, insured, and committed to completing the entire project. Contact Jim Chwat at jimc@alachuahabitat.org for more information about donating services.

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