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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

What's the purpose of Winter Warriors?
How does Winter Warriors work?
Why are we fundraising in addition to building?
Do I have to volunteer AND fundraise to participate in Winter Warriors?

Volunteer FAQs

What does a volunteer day look like with Habitat?
Do I need any construction experience to volunteer?
Where is the volunteer construction site?
Do I need to bring my own tools?
What should I wear to volunteer?
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Is there a minimum number of days required to volunteer?
Where can I learn more about volunteering?

Fundraising FAQs

What are we fundraising for? Where does the money go?
How do I get started fundraising?
Is there a minimum amount I'm required to fundraise?
How do I edit my personal fundraising page after it's been created?
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
Can I mail in a cash donation?
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Can I enter a check online?
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?

Donate FAQs

Can I make a donation to a team?
Where should I mail donation checks?
Who should I make my check out to?
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Are donations tax-deductible?
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
What is Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Tax ID number?
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
Who do I contact with any donation-related questions?