Give to Habitat for Humanity
Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,500,000 people in more than 3,000 communities shelter.
For each Habitat home built locally, Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County builds another in a third world country.
See below for the many ways you can support Habitat for Humanity.
Donate by Mail or Phone
Make checks payable to Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County:
Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County
802 Pelham Rd
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
To make a credit card donation by phone, please contact our office at 850-315-0025. Gift announcement acknowledging honorariums and memorials are also available by mail or phone.
By joining the Carpenter’s Club, you pledge to make a monetary donation to Habitat For Humanity of Okaloosa County every time we start a new house. We have five different levels to choose from and each Carpenter’s Club member will receive an invitation to the House Dedication ceremony as well as a thank you letter with a picture of the completed house from the family. Choose your level of engagement, complete the pledge card and mail it to the address above.
Many of our partners support Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County through planned gifts, which may qualify for significant tax donations. Giving options include bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trust
Stocks and Bond Gifts
A charitable gift of stocks or bonds provides an opportunity for tax savings while generously sharing with others. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation. In addition to helping Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County you may diversify away from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your current needs.
Thousands of corporations have a matching gift program or a PAC Match incentive (Political Action Committee) which may match your gift to Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County. This match may double, triple or quadruple the amount of your gift. If you or your spouse work or are retired from a matching gift company, please contact the human resources department to verify and initiate the matching gift program. View a full list of companies.
Corporate Campaigns are available through certain firms. Companies such as Aetna, AT&T, Bank of American, IBM, Thrivant Financial and Washington Mutual organize giving plans for their employees. Ask your human resources department if this is available to you.