Do you or your company have unused building materials, hardware, or related supplies? Are you interested in sharing your professional skill set with Habitat Chicago? In-kind donations of materials and professional services are a vital part of our mission; they help us cut costs, construct more affordable homes, and build healthy neighborhoods.


Donate Bulk or New Materials to Habitat Projects

We accept many types of building materials, supplies, and tool donations. However, not all donations can be used on the build site due to bulk purchasing agreements, ongoing in-kind donor relationships, and maintaining continuity and construction standards. We will work with you to determine your donation’s suitability to be used on the build site.


Donate Skilled Labor or Construction Services

Habitat Chicago also accepts in-kind donations in the form of services. Attorneys, accountants, graphic designers, landscaping professionals and financial counselors are just a few examples of those who have contributed their time and resources to help further Habitat Chicago’s mission. We will also consider donations of subcontractor services, including: earthwork, sewer & water installation, concrete, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work.


Gifts of Land and Homes

Have a parcel of land or a vacant home you’d like to donate? We work specifically in the West Pullman, Greater Grand Crossing, and Austin neighborhoods of Chicago. If your property falls within one of our areas, we will be happy to consider it for mission delivery. If it doesn’t, we may still be able to accept the donation by working with a non-profit partner who works to sell the property and return a portion of the proceeds to our programs. Your donation in the second case would still be tax-deductible.


Gifts of Furniture, Home Goods, Building Materials, etc.

ReStore Chicago is our home improvement resale store that accepts a wide range of donated goods and sells them to the public at a discounted price. We then use the proceeds to help fund our programs and work in Chicago. If you have home goods or improvement items you’re looking to give away, consider a tax-deductible donation to ReStore. Get started here.


Building Materials Needed

  • Dimensional lumber
  • Insulation
  • Sheathing material
  • Exterior drywall
  • Tongue and groove decking
  • Shingles
  • Coated nails
  • Drywall screws
  • Milwaukee tools
  • Fencing Windows
  • Siding
  • Scaffolding
  • Landscaping (sod, topsoil, mulch)


If you'd like to donate any of the items above, please fill out the form below:


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