Habitat houseWhen organizations donate goods or services, those donations are considered gifts-in-kind. Habitat accepts large quantities of in-kind gifts like building materials, furniture, appliances and more.

One of our most valued gifts-in-kind are the materials used to build homes. Habitat for Humanity regularly ranks as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the United States and is the largest privately-held homebuilder. For example, in each one of the homes we build in the U.S., we require approximately 150 pounds of nails and 400 two-by-fours. With the average Habitat house consisting of 1,200 square feet and three bedrooms, these numbers add up fast—so donations of building materials from corporate manufacturers are welcome!

Additionally, in some cases, retailers with overstock items donate those goods. Donations like these are usually sold in our ReStore home improvement stores, with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota.

Contributions can include but are not limited to:

Construction Materials

  • Sheetrock
  • Studs
  • Tiles
  • Lumber (doors and flooring)
  • Kitchen and bathroom accessories


  • Electric saws
  • Paint rollers
  • Hammers


  • Media
  • Consulting
  • Subcontracting

Consider an in-kind donation today.

We have become experts in creativity and we enjoy working with corporations who want to donate building materials for home construction or overstock items for resale. If you are considering a donation of products or services, please contact us.