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Estate Planning

Legacy gifts provide lasting support.

A planned gift helps you plan your estate and charitable giving in a way that benefits you, your family and Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County. There are many ways you can make a planned gift, and the two most common are:
  • Bequest
  • Beneficiary Designation
A bequest through your will can help you reduce estate taxes and ensure that Habitat of Berkeley County has the resources to prepare families for homeownership, purchase land, and build affordable homes with hardworking families.

A charitable bequest through your will is as easy as including this language: “I {name}, of {city, state} give, devise and bequeath to Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County {written dollar amount or percentage of the estate, or written description of property*} for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

It is easy to designate Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County as a beneficiary of assets such as bank accounts, retirement accounts or life insurance policies. You simply complete a form that is entirely separate from your will – which makes this approach a very easy way to give. Plus, beneficiary designations are flexible. You are not locked into the choice, and they can be reviewed, revised and adjusted anytime you want.
Your estate gift to Habitat of Berkeley County will continue to build strength, stability and self-reliance with hardworking families for generations to come.

To learn more, contact Alex Dixon at 843.203.3749 or alex@berkeleyhabitat.org

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For expert advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.
*Property may include appreciated securities, real estate, tangible personal property or closely held stock.


In-Kind Donation


If you are a professional in the building industry, there are a variety of ways you can help Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County.

Examples of professional in-kind services that are needed include:
  • Backhoe
  • Bobcat
  • Attic blown in insulation
  • Drywall installation
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
We also accept some building materials including:
  • Concrete
  • Foundation block
  • Gravel
  • Framing package
  • Trusses
  • Shingles
  • Vinyl windows
  • Vinyl siding
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Electrical fixtures
  • Wall insulation
  • Drywall
  • Kitchen and bath cabinets
  • Carpet

For more information, please contact Jennings Jackson at 843.203.3749 or jennings@berkeleyhabitat.org


Land Donation

Next to the monetary needs of building Habitat homes, our greatest challenge is finding land on which to build. Therefore, Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County is continually working to identify property as a future home site.

Desirable lots and/or large parcels of land must:
  • Be located in Berkeley County
  • Be zoned residential
  • Be buildable
  • Have access to public water and sewer
If you would like to donate a parcel of land, have land to sell or can provide a lead on land acquisition, please contact George Druyos (843.203.3749 or ed@berkeleyhabitat.org).
With your donation, you may be helping us meet the first critical step in making sure a deserving family in our community can build a permanent home.

Car Donation

Do you have an extra vehicle taking up space that you would like to donate for a tax deduction? Consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County!

Our Cars for Homes program provides another way individuals and groups can help families in need of affordable housing by donating whole cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles or other vehicles.

Net proceeds generated from the sale of vehicles donated through the Cars for Homes program are used to build homes with families in the Habitat program. The vehicle need not run, but you will be asked to explain its condition. If the costs of transport and processing fees exceed the auction value of the donation, we will be unable to accept it.

​If you have a vehicle you would like to donate, please call 877.277.4344 or visit the Cars for Homes website. 
​Be sure to designate your donation to Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County.


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