Gift-in-kind Donations

Throughout our history, corporations have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in partnership with families in the Peterborough & Kawartha Region.

Gifts and in-kind donations of all sorts have helped us further our work and brought opportunity and resources to families in need of a decent place to call home. Contributions large and small continue to make a difference, and we believe there is something every company can give to allow us to help even more families build better futures.

What are in-kind donations?

When organizations donate goods or services, those donations are considered gifts-in-kind. We gladly accept large quantities of in-kind gifts such as building materials, furniture, appliances, and more. Our corporate partners help make our work to empower through shelter possible.

One of the most valued gifts-in-kind is the materials used to build homes. For example, in each one of the homes we build, we require approximately 150 pounds of nails and 400 two-by-fours. With the average Habitat home consisting of 1,200 square feet and three bedrooms, these numbers add up fast — so donations of building materials from corporate manufacturers are greatly appreciated!

Additionally, in some cases, retailers with overstock items donate those goods. Donations like these are usually sold in our Habitat ReStore home improvement stores, with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.
We have become experts in creativity, and we enjoy working with corporations who want to donate building materials for home construction or overstock items for resale, so don’t hesitate to contact us about your desired donation.

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To coordinate your in-kind donations, please contact or call 705-874-0201.