Please include: - Your name - The date you made the donation - The donation amount - Where you want the donation to go (name of the individual or table you want to support)
How do I make a donation via check?
All checks should be mailed to: Habitat for Humanity Chicago ATTN: ANNUAL BENEFIT 1100 W Cermak Rd., Ste. 404 Chicago, IL 60608
Please make all checks payable to: Habitat for Humanity Chicago.
In the memo line or on an enclosed note, please indicate that your donation is for the Annual Benefit and list the name of the individual or table that you are supporting.
You can expect an offline donation to appear on the site within 7-10 days of receipt. If you do not see your donation, please contact us at email@example.com.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Habitat for Humanity Chicago is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Tax ID (EIN) number is 46-0494889.
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
If you made your donation online and provided an email address, you will receive a receipt via email.
If you made your donation offline (i.e. mailed a check), you will receive a letter in the mail once the donation has been processed.
What is Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Tax ID (EIN) number?
A Tax ID number identifies Habitat for Humanity Chicago as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Tax ID number is 46-0494889.
How do I set up a matching gift from my company?
Visit our Matching Gifts Page to search for your company and access submission instructions. If you do not see your company listed, please contact your HR department to learn how your company handles matching gifts. You can then contact email@example.com and we will work with you from there.
Participation and Viewing FAQs
What is Habitat Chicago's Annual Benefit: Under One Roof?
A virtual campaign bringing together Habitat Chicago supporters to raise $150,000 and fund our next affordable home! The campaign culminates with our livestream broadcast Thursday, May 20th, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST.
1. As a Table Host. Each Table Host: • Attends the Table Host Kickoff in February or watches the recording at a later date. • Recruits 9 members to join their table • Leads their table to contribute a minimum of $5,000 • Keeps in activate communication with their table members to motivate them to fundraise for Habitat Chicago • Coordinates with their table to tune in to our livestream event broadcast on May 20th, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
2. As a member of a Table. Each Table member: • Is recruited by a Table Host • Commits to fundraising or donating $500 to help fund a Habitat Chicago home • Tunes in to the event on May 20th, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
3. As an Individual Viewer. Each Individual viewer: • Registers for the event as an individual • Watches the event on May 20th, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST • Makes a personally significant donation on May 20th (if you can; no minimum requirement!)
How do I register to attend the event?
If you were invited by a Table Host, you will register through your table's page. Your Table Host will share these registration instructions with you.
To hit our shared goal of $150,000, we are asking each individual to raise $500. You can hit this target by making your own contribution or asking friends, family, or co-workers to donate to your personal page.
This may seem like a lot now, but give it an honest effort and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to reach that goal!
Make a genuine appeal to your friends, family and coworkers - they'll most likely be thrilled to support your effort (people really like supporting people that they like)!
Where does the money go?
A small fee per online donation goes to payment processing (4%, which donors are given the opportunity to cover); the rest goes to home construction costs to build the homes for households in our Affordable Homeownership Program, covering things like cement work, lumber, insulation, finishes, landscaping, tools, and other construction costs.
How do I edit and manage my personal fundraising page? What are the resources available to me?
Visit our Fundraising Resources page to learn the ins and outs of using https://my.habitatchicago.org/AnnualBenefit2021, as well as other resources available to you such as tips to get started, a social media kit, and group fundraising ideas.
I'm a Table Host! Where do I start? How do I manage my team page?
What should I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Habitat for Humanity Chicago at:
1100 W Cermak, Ste. 404 ATTN: ANNUAL BENEFIT Chicago, IL 60608
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It's not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. Please call us at 312-563-0296 to schedule a time to drop off your donation at our office:
Habitat for Humanity Chicago 1100 W Cermak, Ste. 404 Chicago, IL 60608
Can I enter a check online?
You can enter a check as a pledge online. You can do this from your fundraiser dashboard when you are logged in by selecting "Add Offline Donation" on your task list.
After entering online, send or deliver the check to the Habitat for Humanity Chicago office as soon as possible. Once Habitat for Humanity Chicago receives the check, we will process it and change the donation status from pending to received. You should see the amount credited to your fundraising progress within 10 business days.
Checks should be made out to Habitat for Humanity Chicago and mailed to: Habitat for Humanity Chicago ATTN: ANNUAL BENEFIT 1100 W Cermak, Ste. 404 Chicago, IL 60608
Please include a note/memo that says Annual Benefit 2021 and the name of the individual or team to whom the donation should be credited.
How quickly can I expect an online (credit card) donation posted to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number. What is that and how do I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies Habitat for Humanity Chicago as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible or submit a matching gift. The Habitat for Humanity Chicago Tax ID number is 46-0494889.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to my page?
Then, navigate to your Fundraiser Dashboard. In the bottom center of your dashboard, you will see "Recent Donations." Click "View All" to see a report of all of the amazing folks who have supported you.
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation? Or why am I NOT receiving these emails?
You are receiving these emails so you can stay up to date on your fundraising progress and to be able to thank your donors in a timely manner. The default setting in your account preferences is to receive all emails, but you can modify your notifications as you wish. Please log in to your headquarters at https://my.habitatchicago.org/AnnualBenefit2021/Dashboard and edit your account preferences.
If you are not receiving these email updates by default, check your junk folder and be sure to mark
firstname.lastname@example.org as a known sender. If they are not in your junk, you might have disabled notifications on a previous fundraising campaign. Log in to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.