Support Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins & Cortland Counties is working hard to build simple, decent affordable housing in our area, but we cannot do it alone. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we rely on your contributions to keep our organization running and growing. There are many different ways you can make donations towards our cause:

Tax Deductible Contributions

Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties relies on your tax-deductible gifts to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for hard-working, low-income families.  You can either donate online using your credit card through Network for Good secure online giving service, your PayPal account or by regular mail. Or make it fun and create your own web-based fundraising team (see details below). Whatever way you choose, we love your generosity.

Sponsor a Workday

There is nothing like building a house to foster team building within your business, civic association, community and faith-based group, or sports team. As a workday sponsor, you will have the opportunity to impact a family as they work to achieve the American dream. Members of your group participate in an exciting day of team-building on a Habitat build site. Through sponsoring a workday, you have the opportunity to strengthen camaraderie and morale among group, increase visibility for your organization, and enhance your brand image, all while giving back to your community and combating poverty housing! To custom design a workday sponsorship, please contact us at (607) 844-3529 or by email at

Donate Land or Houses

If you have a buildable lot or parcel or a house that you are paying taxes on but don’t need or want, please donate it to us to put to good use. Gifting land/houses is tax-deductible! Talk to your tax accountant to understand the full extent of the tax benefits to you and contact us at (607) 898-4148 or by email at

Donate Building Materials

We are always looking for building materials to use in our houses. New materials are always best, but we may be able to utilize gently used materials as well.  Sometimes we cannot use your donation in one of our houses, but through a partnership with Fingerlakes ReUse you may still be able to support Habitat for Humanity by donating your materials. Please send us an email at and tell us about your potential donation.

Cars for Homes

Do you have an older car, truck, van, trailer, RV or boat taking up valuable space in your yard? Your car donation will support Habitat for Humanity’s local and global mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness and save you the time and energy of finding a buyer. By donating a car to our vehicle donation program, you can help Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties build houses in partnership with local families in need of a hand up, not a hand out. It is quick and easy to donate automobiles, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, construction equipment and other vehicles–running or not!  Plus, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.  (Consult your tax advisor or the IRS for details.) To donate a car, truck, boat, or RV to Cars for Homes™ -Habitat’s official car donation program, call (877) 277-4344 toll free or visit and let us take care of the rest.  It’s a convenient way to support Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties and create more space in your driveway!

Planned Giving:

Make a lasting difference in eliminating poverty housing in Tompkins and Cortland Counties: join the TCHFH Legacy Society. Ask your lawyer or estate planning specialist how best to meet your and your families needs while making a provision in your estate benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties. Is TCHFH already apart of your estate plan? If so, please contact us at and let us know!

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