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UPDATE: On site volunteering for groups of up to 10 people is now open on a limited basis. Contact volunteer@habitatncc.org for more information.
 

Donations & Gifts

During this time of economic hardship, your support helps us build homes, communities & hope in New Castle County.

 

Home means everything, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

Since the beginning of the crisis, over 400 people have reached out to us about our programs and that number keeps increasing. Now – more than ever – we are needed to provide affordable housing solutions.
“There is no feeling like being able to know that your kids are home, safe, and have everything they need.”

azaria's story

Azaria has wanted nothing more than a stable homelife for her, her partner, and their four children. That dream of stability seemed far away when within days her partner lost his job, they received an eviction notice on their home, and their car caught on fire while taking one of their four sons to daycare.  Despite moving in with family and then moving into a two-bedroom apartment, Azaria and her family never lost hope of their dream for stability.  Shortly after hearing about a family member’s experience with Habitat, Azaria was quickly encouraged to apply despite feelings of doubt regarding her financial situation and potential to be a homeowner.  Much to her surprise, Azaria received a call in January 2021 announcing that she was going to be a homeowner and would finally get the opportunity to bring her family around the dinner table to enjoy a homecooked meal.  Habitat NCC, Azaria, and her family celebrated that day in June 2021 when she received the keys to their forever home.

Help us continue to build homes, communities and hope in New Castle County.
 
"I'm just really excited to get started, pay it forward, and help other people get to where I am, get in this wonderful program, become homeowners, and just flourish in life."

sekea's story

Always finding a way to put others before herself, Sekea has a passion for giving back to her community.  She first heard about Habitat through a volunteer opportunity as a high school student and this led to a heart for serving more with Habitat and also with Autism Delaware.  As she continued to grow in her service as a volunteer, Sekea started thinking about homeownership but struggled with the idea that she could be a Habitat homeowner.  Despite her doubts, she chose to step out of her comfort zone, act on faith, and apply for the homeownership program.  In November 2020, Sekea received the news that she would be the final homeowner moving into the Grace Point II project in Middletown.  While this opportunity is the stepping stone that she needed to continue to pursue her goals, she intends to pay it forward by helping others find their stepping stone on the path to their dreams.

 
"It took 100% faith to get where we are today. Looking back on when we came here and having nothing to reflecting on what it has become today – it’s an honor."

diane's story

Originally from Jersey City, Diane came to Delaware about 15 years ago.  Leaving the place she once called home led to some trying times.  Between frequent moves and even facing homelessness, Diane found a light at the end of the tunnel when she was introduced to Habitat and was accepted into the homeownership program on her first try.  However, she began to doubt and worry if her pregnancy would affect her time needed for her sweat equity hours and financial literacy classes.  Diane remained faithful and was able to complete her hours (with the help of her now ex-husband’s commitment to the physical work).  As she looks back on the last 13 years in her home, Diane attributes this blessing to both Habitat NCC and her faith.  She believes this home not only tells her children they will never be homeless, but that it gave her something to fight for and fueled her fire.

 

corporate sponsorship & partnerships

Align with a name you can trust.  Enjoy employee team building volunteer experiences. Receive recognition in our marketing materials, at our two ReStore locations and on our build sites.  

We have begun slowly opening our doors to resume on-site volunteering for groups of up to 10 people on limited days.

Email volunteer@habitatncc.org if you are interested in an employee team building volunteer experience.  If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, please send your inquiry to development@habitatncc.org.

 

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beneficiary designations

“I don’t take having a safe, secure home for granted…for one moment.” Eileen describes herself as coming from a humble background and recalls growing up without the benefit of the lovely home she enjoys today.

Recognizing that Habitat NCC creates lasting change for families, Eileen elected to name Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County as a beneficiary in her traditional IRA.

Designating Habitat as the beneficiary of a traditional IRA or insurance policy allows your gift to pass tax free to support housing solutions for disadvantaged families in New Castle County.

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stocks, securities & donor advised funds

Gifts of appreciated stocks and securities — held by you or by your bank or brokerage — offer significant tax advantages and are easy to make. Likewise, directing a contribution to Habitat NCC through your donor advised fund is simple!

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Your faithful support changes lives.

groundbreakers

The groundbreakers club is Habitat NCC’s monthly giving program. Your monthly gift is a vital source of funding which makes our work possible.

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honor your loved ones

Take comfort in knowing that your loved one’s memory will be celebrated by helping low-income families settle into decent, affordable homes.

pay tribute to a friend or family member

heart & home society

Your commitment of $1,000 or more places you in our Heart & Home Society – a circle of friends included in groundbeakings, dedications and other landmark events.

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cornerstone society

It’s as easy as signing your name. We invite all of our donors who have elected to name Habitat NCC as an insurance beneficiary or include  Habitat NCC in their will and estate plans to join the Cornerstone Society.

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