Creative Ways to Give

Make a Monetary Donation Here


Amazon Smile Cars for Homes Employer Match
House Sponsorship Kroger Community Rewards Land Donation
Memorial/Tribute Gifts Monthly Giving One-Time Gifts
PayPal Giving Fund Planned Giving ReStore Donations
ShopRaise Snacks Stocks and Bonds
Wish List    




You can support Habitat and the construction of homes for our Partner Families without sending a check. Frequent our ReStore, look into planned giving, donate a vehicle via Cars for Homes, ask if your employer has a matching gift program, shop via AmazonSmile, or donate stock. Read below for details on these options.


You can also donate in-kind items from our wish list. If you want to contribute, the options are endless.


Our Bloomington ReStore (1402 W Washington) is open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm for donating and shoppping. We gladly accept new and gently used household, home repair, and construction items, which we resell at a discounted price. Proceeds from sales directly fund Habitat McLean County, by covering nearly 100% of our operational costs. This funding is equivilent to the cost of 3.5 Habitat homes. Plus, it's an adventure every time you visit. We never know what will be donated, so the inventory changes by the hour. The ReStore team does an amazing job turning a mountain of new donations into products on the shelves for you. Weekly specials and bi-monthly markdowns make our already super low prices even lower. Come see us!

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,at 309-827-3931 or, 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:

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

To make an honorary gift, please contact our Office Manage 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 you no longer use? Turn it into affordable housing for local families.

Donating a car is quick and easy and almost any vehicle is accepted (car, truck, motorcycle, RV, even construction or farm equipment) - running or not! There's a simple online form, or you can get questions answered at 877-277-4344.

Although your vehicle donation is processed through Habitat for Humanity International, we receive the proceeds to build homes locally. Your donation may be eligible for a tax deduction. Questions? Call 309-827-3931

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 


Are you an online shopper? Donate while you shop.

Amazon Smile will give back to Habitat for Humanity McLean County with every purchase at

Create an account at You'll be asked to choose from registered charities; in the “Pick Your Own Charity” field, search "Habitat for Humanity of McLean County” – then select us. After that, .5% of every purchase you make through will be donated to our affiliate.*

*Important note: you must start from Smile.Amazon.Com to generate donations (not You'll still be shopping at Amazon and will have access to all items available.


Kroger Community Rewards

Use your Kroger Plus card to support Habitat McLean County! 

While on the Kroger website, create/sign into your account. Once logged in, select "My Account" and then "Community Rewards." Search for PM215 to find Habitat McLean County and enroll. Now, when you shop at Kroger using your Kroger Plus card, your purchase will also support Habitat! 


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. 



Similar to AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Rewards, ShopRaise is an app (and browser extension) that allows you to support Habitat while you shop. Simply visit, to download the app. As you shop your favorite retailers, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Habitat - all at no cost to you!