Your support, all year and especially during our annual appeal, allows us to continue partnering with individuals and families in need of affordable home ownership and home repairs in Door County. No amount of support is too small. Participating in events and fundraisers is also a great way to give and share in events. Check out the Events for current activities.
Donate to RAMP UP Door County to meet critical need!
The first Ramp Up Door County aluminum ramp was installed March 3, 2022 by Habitat volunteers in Forestville Wi. This installation and ramp lease program was made possible by the generosity of 100+ Women Who Care Door County and 101 Mobility of Appleton.
In this installation, the resident was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons and will use an electric wheelchair. The 100 year old house had steps at every entrance.. Walking is difficult and steps are not practical or safe. This Habitat leased ramp provides safe mobility for this Door County resident.
The Ramp Up Door County program enabled Habitat volunteers to install the ramp in the winter in just one day. Typical wood ramps require in ground foundations that are impossible in the winter and require concrete curing and construction time - usually over a week. A wood ramp would be delayed until the ground is no longer frozen - months away - with the resident trapped inside. Per code and engineering structure, Ramp Up Door County aluminum ramps can sit on the ground. Snow clearing and installation were completed in less than one day.
The Ramp Up Door County aluminum ramp is more expensive than wood, but allows the ramp to be installed quickly, during winter conditions, and later reused at another location. The first ramp was funded by generous 100+ Women Who Care Door County grant and 101 Mobility of Appleton discounts.
One is not enough! We need to purchase a second ramp so we can help the next family in need quickly. Each ramp is nearly $10,000 and will be leasable through this program for years to come.
Please consider a donation to Door County Habitat for this critical need served by Ramp Up Door County.
Mail a Donation
Donations can be mailed into our office. Checks should be written to "Door County Habitat for Humanity". Door County Habitat for Humanity, 410 N 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI, 54235
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Call us at Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore
920-743-2869 (ext 104)
Our Federal Tax ID and Tax Exempt Numbers are:
39-1746145 and ES38347
Additional Ways to Give
Double your impact. Many companies financially match donations that their employees make to Habitat for Humanity. When you make a donation, request the matching gift form from your employer, who then makes a corporate donation.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Thrivent Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values, and Thrivent volunteer leadership. Members receive Choice Dollars that they can direct to enrolled charities. Door County Habitat for Humanity is one of the thousands of beneficiaries.
Through Thrivent Choice®, our clients with membership can contribute to organizations and causes they care about—and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars®.
You can make a personal donation to your favorite enrolled organization—Thrivent pays the processing fees.* Eligible clients with membership can also direct Choice Dollars or nominate an organization to be a part of the program.
Through Thrivent Choice, more than $50 thousand in Door County in 2021 has been distributed to churches and nonprofits. $12k to Door Habitat.
Help us grow this giving source! Contact your Thrivent Financial Representative or visit Thrivent.com.
Planned Giving & Bequests empowers you to make a lasting gift that will continue to support Door County families and neighborhoods through Habitat's work. Contribute through a bequest, retirement plan, estate donation, life income, remembrance in your will, or by creating a gift annuity.
The official legal bequest language for Habitat for Humanity is:
"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Door County Habitat for Humanity 39-1746145 [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
To learn more about the possibilities of planned giving, please contact Lori Allen, Executive Director, LoriAllen@DoorHabitat.org,
920-743-2869 (ext 106)
You or your company can make a tax-deductible gift of stock, stock options, or other investments. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. Stock Transfer Instructions. For more information, please contact Lori Allen, Executive Director, LoriAllen@DoorHabitat.org,
920-743-2869 (ext 106)
920-743-2869 (ext 106)
Donate your used or non-working car, truck, van, trailer, RV or boat to help Habitat build homes! Your vehicle donation will save you the time and energy of finding a buyer, may be tax deductible, and when you hand over the keys you'll help us in our mission of making homeownership a reality in Door County. Donate your vehicle here, or call 1-877-277-4344 to learn more.
Sarah Elizabeth Wright - Door County Habitat Legacy Philanthropist
On October 12, 2017, Sarah Elizabeth Wright said her goodbyes and peacefully transitioned from our world to the next following a brief illness. With her usual sense of humor and a bit of impatience, some of her last words were, "what is taking so long? I am ready."
Sarah was born on May 9, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. She came to Door County in the early 50's with friends and purchased a shop in her adopted and beloved Ephraim, "the pearl of the peninsula". Sarah was a sports enthusiast, college field hockey player, and loyal Packers fan. She loved to play and watch golf, ski, traveled extensively, and did daily crossword puzzles. She, and her two best friends - Mary 'Bibs' McAghon, and Marge Binder were Peninsula Music Festival patrons for many years.
Sarah, Bibs and Marge were three amigos, self professed 'unclaimed treasures', who lived long lives and enjoyed their adventures together with gusto. They loved entertaining and being social with young and old alike. Sarah had a great smile and laugh and loved a good joke.
Sarah was a quiet philanthropist who gave not only to many charities, but found ways to support and help individuals with her resources. She helped support educational pursuits for women locally, and if she knew of a need, she would fill it.
Recognizing the value of Habitat’s mission, local focus, and importance of a hand up to home ownership, Sarah supported Door County Habitat for Humanity with donations when she was alive. In her estate plans she included a gift to Door County Habitat for Humanity from her estate. Sarah defined her legacy through planned giving.
Her impact lives on with her donation. Door County Habitat is grateful for her foresight, kindness, and generosity.
You can follow Sarah's example with your own Legacy Gift. As you are making estate plans, please include Door County Habitat for Humanity. Legacy Giving adds another element to your individual giving, adds another revenue source to organizations that help secure their fiscal stability, builds an endowment to provide an ongoing source of income, and is an opportunity for a truly impactful gift.
Many donors do not have the resources to give major gifts on a regular basis, but can make a more significant one time gift by using other types of assets and estate planning. No amount is too small to have an impact and enable affordable home ownership.
If you want to make a difference and establish your own legacy, please contact Lori Allen, Executive Director, LoriAllen@DoorHabitat.org,
920-743-2869 (ext 106).
For more information about Sarah, please see this legacy profile.
Download Amazon or MyHuTerra apps to participate. Instructions for each are on this page.
Bring your Econo Food receipts by the ReStore office at your convenience. Habitat receives a donation from Econo Foods every time you do.
Each time you shop Amazon - Go to smile.amazon.com or choose Amazon Smile in the Amazon App. Choose Door County Habitat for Humanity as your charity the first time you shop.
Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to DC Habitat every time you shop. It’s easy with no additional cost to you!