Creative Ways to Give

Planned Giving

As you plan for your future legacy and the security of your loved ones, have you considered leaving a legacy with Habitat for Humanity of McLean County? Habitat McLean County has numerous planned giving options that allow you to make a meaningful gift to support the ministry’s home building after your lifetime. Some of the most popular methods are described below:

  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Gift By Bequest
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Life Insurance Proceeds/Policy
  • Personal Property
  • Life Estate
  • Retirement Assets

 

The most effective planned gifts are made in coordination with an estate plan. You can learn more here, including calculating the best options specifically for you.

When you’re ready to get started in creating your estate plan, contact our Development Director, Noel Lucero at 309-827-3931 or noel.lucero@habitatmclean.org, and she will be happy to connect you with a trusted local professional to create a plan that is exactly right for you and your family. 

 

Make a Gift in Honor of a Loved One

Honor a loved one or friend by making a donation to Habitat for Humanity of McLean County in his/her name. Consider this alternative gift idea for loved ones on birthdays, anniversaries, days of achievement or any other holiday. 

Your loved one will receive a personalized card sent by email or by postal mail letting them know about the gift in their name. We also have annual fundraising events in which a printed ad can be placed in our programs.

There are many special occasions where a Habitat for Humanity honorary gift makes for the perfect gift:

  • Memorials and bequests
  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Celebrations
  • Milestones and achievements
  • Anytime, in honor of someone special

To make an honorary gift, please contact Carol Kuester by email or phone at 309-827-3931. You may also mail a check with note of your honoree's name and mailing address to 103 W Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701. 

 

Cars for Homes

Do you have a vehicle that you are no longer using? Your vehicle donation will help Habitat for Humanity of McLean County build more homes in partnership with local families.

The car donation process is quick and easy. It can be accomplished online or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-277-4344. If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

What can you donate?

  • Car
  • Truck
  • RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Construction or farm equipment
  • Any other vehicle, running or not!

Proceeds from the sale of your car help Habitat McLean County build and renovate houses with families in need; while the car donation is processed through Habitat for Humanity International, we receive the proceeds of your donation here locally! Your donation also recycles your vehicle, no matter its condition, and saves energy and natural resources.

If you have questions about the “Cars for Homes” program, please contact our Development Director, Noel Lucero at 309-827-3931 or noel.lucero@habitatmclean.org.

 

Employer Match

Make a donation and double your impact with your employer’s matching gift! Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses.

Not sure if your company participates? Contact your philanthropic or HR department to find out what your company's giving guidelines are.

 

Amazon Smile 

When you shop Amazon.com, consider shopping Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and giving back to Habitat for Humanity of McLean County!

On your first visit using Amazon Smile, it will ask you to choose from registered AmazonSmile charities; in the “Pick Your Own Charity” field, search ” Habitat for Humanity of McLean County” – then select us from the search results. After that, any purchase you make through smile.amazon.com will donate 1.5% of your sale to our affiliate.

 

Donate Stock

While time, money and housing supplies are the most common donations to Habitat McLean County, there are several other ways to give as well, and donating your stocks is one of them.

This is a fast and simple process which can be done through an electronic transfer, or certificates can be donated through the mail. Donations of stocks allow us to ensure that even more families around the world have a safe, affordable place to call home.