Other ways to help
There are lots of additional ways to help us financially, which needn’t cost you anything but will help build or renovate homes for those living in poverty round the world:
Habitat for Humanity has teamed up with eBay for Charity and their charity partner Missionfish to enable you to buy and sell items on eBay whilst supporting Habitat for Humanity.
The recently relaunched eBay for Charity website is now more user friendly than ever before allowing visitors to manage all their eBay for Charity activities from their 'My eBay' in the Donations Account tab without needing a separate account with MissionFish.
Buyers can shop for items knowing they’re supporting a good cause, be it an everyday bargain or a special auction. Sellers, whether they’re individuals or businesses, can donate a percentage from any sale to a charity and add Gift Aid to their donations. (Sellers should choose the Advanced Sell form.)
In addition, all eBay for Charity items will qualify for a fee credit on basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage donated. The minimum donation has also been lowered from £2 to only £1 per listing.
So why not buy or sell an item in aid of Habitat for Humanity today?
Give ecards at Christmas and Birthdays
Be kind to the environment, save time, and help eradicate poverty housing all in one go by using our ecards instead of buying and writing cards and sending them through the post.
Just visit www.ecards4homes.org.uk, choose the card you like, upload a personalised message and the contacts to send it to, and make a credit card donation to Habitat for Humanity. Easy!
Raise funds as you search the web
Raise money for Habitat for Humanity just by searching the web! Everyclick is an Internet search engine with a big difference – it donates half its revenues to charity! Just register at www.everyclick.com/uk/habitatforhumanitygreatbritain, set it as your homepage and make sure you use it whenever you search the web.
Raise funds whilst getting the best utility deals
SwitchandGive.com is a government-approved service that independently compares prices from all gas, electricity, home phone and broadband suppliers in the UK, so you can find the best possible deal. It costs you nothing, SwitchandGive.com do all the administration involved, and Habitat for Humanity receive a donation of £10 for each service that you switch.
You can use it for your church or business too! SwitchandGive.com will research a range of suppliers to find you a better deal and the service is totally free, with no obligation. If you do switch, SwitchandGive will donate £20 for every meter that is successfully switched to an alternative supplier. Call 020 7960 4444 or visit www.switchandgive.com/habitatforhumanity to arrange a call-back. Please ensure that you have a recent energy bill handy when you get in touch.
Note: Whilst SwitchandGive.com works out who would be your cheapest supplier based on the information you give, it's also worth doing your own calculations to check which supplier would be best for you.
Raise funds when you recycle
Recycle4charity will recycle your used inkjet printer and fax machine cartridges, and unwanted mobile phones, and give a donation to Habitat for Humanity (£1 per previously unrecycled inkjet cartridge, £5 per laser, and up to £70 per mobile phone!)
You’ll be sent freepost bags to send your recylables in, or for large quantities, recycle4charity can arrange free collection. Visit www.recycle4charity.co.uk for more details.