Other Ways to Support Morris Habitat


Donate. Feel good knowing you have done something worthwhile for the direct benefit of others.


There are many ways that you can create a legacy. By naming Morris Habitat for Humanity as a beneficiary of your will, living trust, or retirement plan assets, you help bring hope to future generations of families in need. Your gift allows you to transform the lives of your hardworking, income qualified neighbors and revitalize your city’s underserved neighborhoods for decades to come.

When you give to Morris Habitat through your estate or long-term financial plans, you are forging your legacy and ensuring that future generations can secure quality, safe and affordable housing. We are happy to answer any questions that you, your lawyer or advisor may have regarding the benefits and advantages that planned charitable giving can bring. Please contact Christopher Palazzi at christopher.palazzi@morrishabitat.org with any questions.


Donations are a huge part of Morris Habitat for Humanity, and In-Kind donations are just as important as monetary ones.

What are In-Kind Contributions?

  • Goods, like computers, software, new building material, and office equipment
  • Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
  • Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and strategic planning

In-Kind Donations of Building Materials and Subcontractor Services
Morris Habitat is always looking for NEW building materials. In-Kind donations of used building materials can be donated to our ReStore where they will be sold to the public to generate funding for Habitat houses. In addition, professional services are required on Habitat work sites for masonry, HVAC installation, electrical wiring, plumbing and other services.

If you would like to make an in-kind donation of building materials or professional services in Randolph or the Morris County area, please contact Doug Wright at doug.wright@morrishabitat.org

Donations of Non-Construction Services
The business of building and selling homes requires professional skills that are often generously donated by local experts. Lawyers, accountants, architects, graphic designers, and marketing specialists have all contributed their time and resources to help us pursue the Habitat mission of eliminating substandard housing.

If you would like to donate professional services, please contact Liz DeCoursey at liz.decoursey@morrishabitat.org.


With the high cost of land and homes in Morris County, property acquisition has always been the greatest challenge we face. Without land, we cannot build and if we cannot build, we cannot achieve our goal of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness.

A charitable gift of land or of an existing home enables us to continue helping families in need and it provides you, the donor, with an opportunity for tax savings. A gift of real estate owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. Additionally, if the real estate has appreciated, you avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Morris Habitat also welcomes offers from property owners seeking to sell real estate at a substantial discount. The following are our criteria for property acquisition:

  • Property located in or near Morris County.
  • Reasonable acquisition cost. There may be some flexibility on price depending on condition of the lot or of the existing home and on the number of homes we can build.
  • Manageable topographical issues (e.g., wetlands, slope, trees).
  • The availability of public sewer, water and utilities.
  • Close proximity to public transportation is preferable.
  • Minimal environmental concerns.

If you would like to donate real estate, please contact Liz DeCoursey at liz.decoursey@morrishabitat.org.