If you cannot build with the team in Kenya, you can still support our efforts to build houses with your financial contribution. All donations are tax-deductible. You can donate funds that:
1) go directly into the team donation account for the materials for a home for a family in need in Kenya, or
2) support a particular team member in their efforts to raise money for their donation portion and/or their expenses
You also have a choice of donating online or over the phone.
If by phone, call 1-800-HABITAT, ext 7530, Monday-Friday, 8-5, EST. You need to have the event code (if donating only to the materials portion) which is GV 12124. If you are supporting a particular team member, you will need that event code as well as the person's personal 8-digit ID number. The service representative on the phone can give you that number, or you can ask the team member directly.
If donating online, go to www.habitat.org/gv. Click on the words "make a donation in support of a Global Village team". Fill in the required information. If donating only to the team fund for materials, at the bottom, where it says "please apply this donation towards", click the third button "The Global Village team indicated below". Enter the Event Code: GV 12124. If you wish to support a particular team member, then you will go to that same website and page, except that you will click on the second button, "The following person's Global Village trip". You will enter the same Event Code, but you will also need that person's 8-digit ID number. You need to contact that person and ask them for their ID# or call the GV representative to ask for it. It is possible to donate anonymously.
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all the funds, regardless of which account you deposit your donation, and whether it's by phone or online.
When donating, consider these costs:
• $65.35 buys all the water needed for mixing mortar.
• $106.65 puts three doors on the house.
• $226.65 builds a ventilated latrine.
• $456 puts a roof overhead.
• $509.35 lays the foundation.
• $2,700 builds an entire house!
You can also choose to support a particular team member with cash donations or "mileage tickets" that go directly to that person for their air travel and travel expenses. Donors do NOT receive a tax deductible receipt for that type of donation.