Many Ways to Give


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Are you looking to make inroads in Garrett County communities and the world? There are many ways to contribute financially to Garrett County Habitat for Humanity with donations that change lives in our community.

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles seeking to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. We believe in the principal that every man, woman and child should have a safe place to live in dignity and that decent shelter should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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We Offer a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out.
Garrett County Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1983, typically builds three houses each year. These homes are sold, not given, to approved homeowner applicants. Homeowners pay low monthly mortgage payments toward the full ownership of their homes with a 0% interest, 30-year loan. Moving into and owning a home improves the quality of life for residents and instills a sense of pride and responsibility which comes with home ownership.

Your tax-deductible donation helps us fulfill our mission.

Individual Giving

When you support Garrett County Habitat for Humanity you are making a loving investment that positively impacts the lives of families seeking decent and affordable housing, and which also creates a lasting impact on our entire community. Your support helps us fulfill our mission to alleviate housing poverty in our county.

Home Store & Houseware Donations

Garrett Habitat for Humanity’s Home Store is open to the public and accepts re-sellable and re-useable building materials, appliances, housewares and furniture donations to either use in the houses we build or to sell back to the public. Do you have donations? Please drop-off donations at the Habitat Home Store, 5411 Hutton Road, Oakland, MD or for pick-up on larger items, call 301-533-2180 to make arrangements. The store is open 10 AM – 2 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Please call first if there is inclement weather. Visit our Facebook Page to see current items.


Businesses, religious organizations, and Foundations partnering with Garrett County Habitat for Humanity are helping to eliminate substandard housing. They commit donations and volunteers to help build homes alongside hard-working, low-income families. Partnering with Garrett County Habitat strengthens your organization’s and company’s position in the community and partnering strengthens the community itself. To find out more about volunteer group mission trips to Garrett County, Maryland and for information about House Sponsorship contact us.

Join the Square Foot Club

Building homes and hope one square foot at a time.

Our goal is decent, affordable housing for all Garrett County residents. Your annual commitment to sponsor one or more square feet in a home at $100 per square foot positively impacts families, communities and the economy of our region. Having a house to go home to every day and night mean families are able to stay in our county, keep children in our schools, pay property taxes, and reinvest in local businesses.

Please consider becoming a Garrett County Habitat Square Foot supporter. Put your dollars to work in the Square Foot Club. Your generosity will build more than a house. Your financial support builds homes, hope and a strong community.

What can I buy with my money?

$100 = Two ceiling lights
$80 = Four smoke alarms
$100 = One square foot of a home
$190 = Bathroom sink
$250 = 4 x 4 dual glazed window
$275 = Quality front door
$325 = Bathtub
$330 = Kitchen sink
$4,000 = Siding
$950 = Heating system
$6,180 = Framing
$5,600 = Drywall for one house
$11,000 = Roof and insulation

It costs more than $100 per square foot for us to build a simple, decent and affordable home using volunteer labor and donated materials. We are seeking donations to fund 1,182 square feet which provides us the opportunity to build a house in partnership with a low-income family.

Habitat homes are not free. To make affordable home ownership possible, we use the model of volunteer labor, donated materials, no profit on the sale, no interest on the loan. Households with members who live or work in Garrett County, Maryland, and who meet the income requirements are eligible to apply.

We invite people of all faiths to join our mission to seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.



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Become a Homeowner

Learn more about the pathway to Home Ownership through Garrett County Habitat for Humanity.


Your support helps us fulfill our mission to alleviate housing poverty in our county.


Whether looking to volunteer as an individual, group or business, there are many opportunities to get involved.