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Elevating Our Community

Every gift of money, time and materials makes it possible for Fox Cities Habitat to offer affordable housing solutions so families can be one step closer to a safe place to call home.

Your donation is not given to a person. In fact, nothing is handed to a Fox Cities Habitat partner family other than the tools and resources to be successful. With a 0% interest housing loan, future homeowners contribute their own “sweat equity” in the form of financial and home management education and hands-on building. This approach has a proven track record with a foreclosure rate at less than 1% annually.

“Our family has been very blessed over the years to always have a home of our own. We would like to help people less fortunate to realize their dreams of owning a home as well.

Fox Cities Habitat helps people become responsible homeowners and it gives their families the assurance that they will have a safe and affordable place to live.”

– Bill & Ginny Devine, Fox Cities Habitat Donors

Why Your Donations Matter

It’s the donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers that help Fox Cities Habitat serve families – not by giving them a handout, but instead a hand up.

This is why no gift is too small. Even $5 every month makes a difference. With your contributions, we put the tools in families’ hands to be successful homeowners.

We’re proud of the fact that 92 cents of every dollar donated goes to Fox Cities Habitat programs that advance our mission.

The Impact of Sponsors

We’re grateful for the impact our corporate sponsors provide, allowing us to do more to serve our community on a larger scale that wouldn’t be possible without the depth of their generosity.

  • Financial support and resources
  • In-kind donations
    • Land, materials, skilled labor
  • Team-building events
    • Community revitalization projects
    • Rock the Block programs
    • Home construction group volunteering
  • Cross-promotion of marketing and public relations

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please fill out the short form below.

“Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity truly makes a difference in the quality of life in our communities. Like Fox Cities Habitat, Community First Credit Union believes that everyone deserves a decent place to call home.

The impact on us as individuals, as a member-owned cooperative and as a community is impossible to measure.”

– Cathie Tierney
President/CEO
Community First Credit Union

The more you’re able to give, the greater the impact you will have on people in our community. How you choose to give is up to you. We have options that fit your preferences and comfort-level:

  • One-time donation – Right here on our website you can make a one-time contribution, or simply mail your check to 921 Midway Road in Menasha.
  • Recurring monthly gift – A monthly commitment of any set amount allows us to rely on a stable source of revenue.
  • Legacy – Legacy gifts allow you to pay it forward to other families with charitable giving in your will or trust.
  • Memorial – You can honor a loved one by donating to Fox Cities Habitat in their memory.

Donate now with a credit card or fill out the short form below for more info on other ways to give.

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Giving In-kind

Charitable giving doesn’t always take on the form of a gift of money or stocks. Instead, some choose to give in-kind goods and services. In-kind giving has included everything from corporations giving leftover building materials, to licensed electricians or plumbers lending their talents to a Fox Cities Habitat home project.

Examples of in-kind donations include:

  • Lumber, concrete, hardware and tools
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Doors and windows
  • Carpeting, roofing and siding
  • Professional services such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry and masonry

In-kind gifts are vital to keeping the cost of home construction low. The average Habitat home built in the U.S. is 3 bedrooms and 1,200 square feet. Every home we build requires around 150 pounds of nails and 400 two-by-fours. With the cost of materials, imagine the savings when a corporate manufacturer or home improvement business donates directly to a home building project or to one of our two ReStore locations.

To learn more about in-kind giving opportunities, please fill out the short form above.

Donate Your Valuable Time and Unique Talents

Without the labor of love of the thousands of volunteers serving the Fox Cities Habitat region, we wouldn’t have been able to build and repair over 700 homes and revitalize dozens of neighborhoods. We have a true “village” of people who come together to make our communities stronger for all of us.

We match the skills, interests and talents of our volunteers with the opportunities to serve either in hands-on labor, administrative support, or volunteering at one of our two ReStore locations.

Consider donating your time to support parents and children within our communities needing a decent and affordable house to call home.

young man shopping for lumber at Habitat ReStore

ReStore Donations Offer Valuable Resources

Our two Appleton Habitat ReStore locations accept donations of new and reusable building materials, tools, furniture, appliances, home goods and more. Also, if you have a home or building that you’re demolishing or remodeling, our team will help with the deconstruction.

Donations and purchases directly support the Fox Cities Habitat mission to empower low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.

High charity and financial health ratings from independent organizations are proof that your support is used efficiently and effectively. Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity has a GuideStar Platinum rating, the program’s highest distinction.

We also have a four-star Charity Navigator rating, the program’s highest rating, and have met all 20 standards of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID Number: 39-1742974