Did you know that your gift does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions?
You're helping families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat's affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. Research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children's educational achievement and strengthens community ties.
Make a contribution to Habitat for Humanity.
Families are encouraged to join us for a day of fun and games! Vendors will be on hand offering family-friendly products for purchase and churches/organizations will have booths with games and prizes (small fee). Games, silent auction, raffles, dunk tank, and so much more! Stay all day and then grab a chicken dinner for the ride home! Can't beat this day - food, family, and fun!
It's baaaaack! Purchase your tickets now for the delicious chicken cooked on site and served up by Nelson's Catering and our volunteers! Phone, actual ticket, or paper receipt must be presented at time of pick up - so don't lose it! Tickets may also be purchased in the ReStore, beginning March 7.
If you like pallets, projects and being creative join us at Chill & Build. At Chill & Build you’re not only having fun, you’re building into our communities by helping Habitat For Humanity of Sangamon County end poverty housing. Whether you paint, build or something in between, there’s always a new project to work on and plenty of ideas to share. Space is limited so get out your closed-toe shoes ready and register now. And, don’t forget to pack a lunch.
We can’t change the weather, but ReStore ReMix will help you “Bring On Spring!” Using pallets & paint, participants will create a one-of-kind Hoppy Easter or Welcome sign that will brighten spirits and any décor. Several designs to choose from. Cost is $30 and includes materials and hands-on instruction. Registration and fee must be taken care of in advance. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Habitat ReStore accepts new and used home and building materials. Items can be dropped off at the Habitat ReStore, 2744 South Sixth Street, in Springfield. To schedule a pick up within Sangamon County, call the ReStore at 217.787.7209.
Items accepted include:
- Light Fixtures
- Appliances (NO dishwashers, pursuant to a new lead law enacted in January, 2014)
- ...and much more!
In an effort to maintain quality and affordability, the ReStore does reserve the right to refuse unsellable items. Examples of "unsellable" includes ripped, stained, or odorous furniture, anything broken, unframed glass/mirrors, lock sets with no key, paint of any kind, desks of any kind, pesticides and other hazardous materials, baby/child items, clothing, and appliances more than 10 years old.
Items the ReStore does NOT accept:
- Dishwashers (pursuant to a new lead law enacted in January, 2014)
- Mattresses & box springs
- Partial dishware sets
If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact the ReStore at 217.787.7209.
Community partnerships are vital to our work. Our desire is to expand our partnerships as wide as possible to allow all members, groups, and organizations in our community come together to provide simple, decent and affordable housing. The following are our partnership opportunities, which may include one or up to all of the following:
Each Habitat house needs hundreds of volunteers to get accomplished. Habitat mobilizes many individual volunteers as well as groups from organizations and businesses. A partner would help promote our building projects and volunteer opportunities, as well as plan and organize group volunteer days on our build sites. Learn More »
Every home that we build is overseen by a Steering Committee. The main roles that make up this committee are: Project Coordinator, Building Coordinator, Family Support Coordinator, Hospitality Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, and Communications Coordinator. Each role is important in ensuring that the family is cared for, the community is engaged, and the house is built. Partners may fill specific roles on the Steering Committee, assist the various coordinators in accomplishing their tasks, or have a representative attend Steering Committee meetings to keep the partner aware, informed, and ready to help meet needs as they arise.
The home building process requires a number of different resources. Many of them are building material resources or construction services. Others include volunteer support (such as supplying food for meals) or resources that would help raise community awareness.
Financial partners are key to home construction. To make our homes affordable to our homeowners, we rely on the generous giving from individuals, businesses, and organizations to help achieve our vision of “a world where everybody has decent place to live”. We also ask that each Steering Committee raise a minimum of $20,000 for the home through a variety of creative ways.
As a Christian housing ministry, Habitat's partnerships with our local faith communities is vital for us to achieve our mission. Partnering with Habitat also provides local faith communities a dynamic way of serving their local community. Members of the Interfaith Council commit to support the work of Habitat for Humanity through advocacy and awareness, volunteering, and financial support. Specific theme projects are also sponsored in part by the Interfaith Council, such as: Interfaith Projects, Apostle's Builds, and Thrivent Builds. The Interfaith Council meets the second Monday of every month, at noon, at the Habitat Offices. Bring your lunch and join us!
Sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity build is a memorable, unique experience that is mutually beneficial for all involved partners. Your sponsorship of a Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County house earns your company or organization valuable identification with a highly visible and well-respected brand known for transforming lives and communities.
In addition to the recognition value, members of your organization have the opportunity to actively engage with a future Habitat homeowner in building a house from the foundation up. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County offers an unforgettable experience for corporate and organizational sponsors by providing a means to make a substantive impact in our local community as well as in the lives of our families and volunteers who serve. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is able to customize a program of involvement that adapts to the focused interests of your company and your level of financial commitment.
If you would like to discuss potential options of sponsoring a Habitat house, please contact Colleen Stone by phone at (217) 523-2710 to discover further information.
A thoughtful way to honor a special person or to offer a memorial gift is through a donation in your loved one’s honor to Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. A card will be mailed to the person acknowledging your gift, and you will also receive an acknowledgment for your records.
Perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for recipient, Ideal as a last-minute gift for any occasion
- In honor of someone special.
- In memory of a loved one.
- Special occasion or celebration.
- Holiday or birthday gift.