Your Gift Will Make a Local Impact

Please consider sharing a generous gift with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity so that more families in the Lakes Area that are in need can know the simple comfort of a safe, sustainable, affordable home. Your generosity can create a legacy for many families for years to come!

Ways to Give

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Planned Giving

What if we say, "You can do something extraordinary"? We're talking about the opportunity you have to make a planned gift. Unlike a cash gift, a planned gift is typically made from your assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and comes to fruition after your lifetime.

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Donate Now

Donors are the lifeblood of Habitat. You can donate online by clicking the button below, mail your donation to PO Box 234, Brainerd MN 56401, or call the office at 218-828-8517 to find out how YOU can help! All donations are tax deductible.

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Capital Campaign

We are still accepting donations for our Capital Campaign to offset our costs of relocating. We'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally and ask that you call 218-454-7019 for more information on how you can help. 


Donate to the ReStore

Your donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials support Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build homes, community and hope right in your hometown. All donations to the ReStore are tax-deductible.

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Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations today. Use this secure DAF link to:

● Automatically links with your DAF
● Allows you to recommend how you’d like your gift to be used
● Notifies Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity of your intentions

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In-Kind Donations

Professional services: If you are a licensed contractor, you could make a big difference for our partner families by volunteering your services! We need electrical, plumbing, earthwork, sewer and water installation, concrete, and HVAC services regular volunteers are unable to perform!

Building Supplies: Help reduce the cost of building by donating building supplies and/or material such as lumber, drywall, nails, screws, shingles, windows, and doors, just to name a few. You can also donate items for the home such as new counter tops, flooring, sinks, etc. Every item donated helps another partner family get steps closer to becoming a homeowner!

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA can help reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it! Use this tool to give from your IRA, you can auto-complete your paperwork and we can track your gift to send you the proper tax receipts.

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Monthly Giving: Builders Club

Monthly giving allows us to more accurately plan our construction efforts during the year. You can click the button below to set up a recurring, monthly donation or contact the office at 218-828-8517 for more information on becoming a Builder's Club member.

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Employer Matching

If you love volunteering and supporting Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, this is an easy way for your contribution to go further! Employee matching is the simple, easy way to double your impact! The majority of businesses in the United States have programs set up to match volunteer time or donations to eligible non-profit organizations.

Most businesses will let you match donations or volunteer time that you logged within the past year. Each company has a different policy. Check with your employer to see how you can maximize your donation and volunteer time to give the hope of homeownership to our partner families! For more information contact us at 218-828-8517.



Donating stocks allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. Use this online stock tool from FreeWill, donate stock so we can track your gift, send you the correct receipt, and you can get the tax savings you deserve.

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Legacy Circle

Have you ever wished you could do more? Many of our volunteers and donors ask themselves that question. They are inspired to be a part of Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity when they see how their contribution to our organization gives hope and homeownership to so many families! What if you could do something extraordinary? What if you could leave a Legacy?

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity’s Legacy Circle encompasses extraordinary individuals who exhibit generosity and kindness to ensure families in our community will know the security and hope of owning a home far into the future. Legacy Circle recognizes people who have named Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity as a beneficiary in their will, IRA, Life insurance policy or have pledged another financial asset. These thoughtful commitments allow Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to plan and build into the future, continuing to put families on the road of hope and homeownership.

If you decide to become a Legacy Circle member by including us in your estate planning, please tell us about it now! Your decision to become a Legacy Circle member may inspire others and with your permission, we would like to recognize you and welcome you to the Legacy Circle! Please contact the office at 218-828-8517 for more information or to share your Legacy!

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Leaving a Legacy

A safe, affordable home can be the start of a more stable, healthy, and successful life for families in Crow Wing, Cass, Hubbard, and Wadena counties.

Please consider sharing a generous gift with Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity during the giving season. Your generosity can create a legacy for many families for years to come. 

To discuss the many opportunities and ways you can give back, please contact Lori Rubin, Resource Development Director, or Kevin Pelkey, Executive Director, at 218-828-8517.