Let affordable housing be your legacy to the world.

Join us by leaving a gift in your Will to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, and help build a world in which everyone has a place to call home for generations to come.

Why Habitat?

The Habitat for Humanity movement in Canada is working toward a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. We know that by working together with corporate, community and construction partners…and marshalling the efforts of legions of volunteers…we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives around the world, across this great country and right here in our own community.  In Halton-Mississauga, we have been in operation since 1999. Net proceeds from our Burlington, Milton and Mississauga ReStores (our social enterprise) pay for 100% of our affiliate's operational and administrative costs AND contribute more than $1,5 million toward our build program annually.  For this reason, 100% of every dollar donated to Habitat Halton-Mississauga is used to build homes for local families in need of safe and decent housing.  Research undertaken amongst Habitat families nationwide shows that, upon receipt of a Habitat home, children’s academic performance improves, families are healthier and become more vested/involved in their communities.   Every $1 invested in Habitat for Humanity yields a $4 Social Return on Investment (SROI).

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The Impact of a Legacy Gift - The Estate of John T. McCallum 

Meet the Shaikh Family

“The meaning of home” for this family was expressed in many different ways.  But when asked what home meant to them, all six family members mentioned being in a safe place where they could spend time together as a family.  A Habitat home changed everything.  Instead of living day to day, the family can now grow and flourish in their new surroundings.  The estate of John T. McCallum helped to make this family's dream come true allowing the memory of John to live on through his legacy.

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Life Insurance

Life Insurance is often something we don't wish to think about.  Yet it can be a creative way to provide for your loved ones and heirs, while still making a donation to a charitable cause that is important to you.

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RRSP, RRIF & TFSA

Retirement funds that you no longer need can have a tremendous impact when donated to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga.  Your estate will receive a receipt to offset taxes due from the distribution of the RRSP, RRIF or TFSA, which are among the most heavily taxed assets you own.

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Major Gifts, Endowments & Pledges

When you make an 'outright' gift of cash or property to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, 100% of your donation is used to build affordable housing right here in Halton and Peel regions.

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Charitable Bequests

A bequest to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga is not only a lasting gift that will help us continue to deliver on our mission locally, but remembering us in your Will also has practical benefits for your surviving heirs. Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the donation which may offset capital gains or other taxes due.

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Gifts of Real Estate

Finding land upon which to build is one of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga’s biggest challenges. A gift of real estate enables you to make a bigger charitable difference than you may have thought possible. It also helps you to avoid estate taxes and minimizes or eliminates any burden placed on your heirs.

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Publicly Traded Securities

One of the most financially sound ways in which to support the good work that Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga does right here in our community is through a gift of securities. When you donate publicly traded stocks, mutual funds and other securities directly to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.

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To review your potential charitable tax credits for a gift, you can use the Charitable Donation Tax Credit Calculator found on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) website.

Disclaimer

There are numerous options when considering legacy gifts. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga encourages you to consult with your legal and financial advisors regarding current income tax provisions and all issues relative to your personal circumstances.

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