Habitat for Humanity explains year-end giving opportunities


Our build season has wound down, with volunteers, local subcontractors and staff putting the finishing touches on our homes. Our hope is to have our deserving partner families in their homes by the end of December.

Yet, we’re still hard at work here at Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County.

If you missed your chance to donate or volunteer in 2023, it’s not too late. There are a number of ways you can still get involved with Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County despite the build season taking a pause for the winter.

With holidays around the corner, you may be looking to donate monetarily. If that’s the case, you can visit our website, habitatarchuleta.org, and make a donation via PayPal. You can also swing by our office at 703 San Juan St., Suite 201, and donate with a check. Our office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monica or Leah will be happy to help and share hot chocolate.

Habitat Archuleta is an Enterprise Zone Opportunity Project, which means we can offer 25 percent state tax credits for cash donations of $250 or more.

If you wish to mail in your donations, please make your tax-deductible check payable to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County and send to our mailing address: Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, P.O. Box 2827, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

The donations you make to this local Habitat affiliate stay in this community and make a direct impact in our workforce.

Habitat Archuleta has partnered to build with employees from Archuleta County, Archuleta School District, San Juan Basin Public Health, local rental housing authorities, property management companies, local stores and many more.

The homes Habitat Archuleta builds alongside our partner families are deed restricted to preserve affordability without negatively impacting property values. Our partner families purchase their home with a USDA Direct mortgage and begin paying property taxes, utility and HOA dues that went delinquent for years on the vacant parcel prior to it being donated to this local Habitat for Humanity.

If you think affordable housing is an issue in this community, Habitat Archuleta is the organization that will ensure your donation goes to the cause. While there is no single solution to this effort, we believe that home ownership is affordable housing.

You can also lift up Habitat Archuleta by choosing where you buy your groceries. If you have one of City Market’s Rewards Cards, you can link it to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County. Sign up at https://www.citymarket.com/i/community/community-rewards. When you swipe your Shopper’s Card at City Market, a portion of your shopping will go to us at Habitat.

To both donate to affordable homeownership and help the environment in one fell swoop, you can donate your car to Habitat Archuleta. By doing so, you may qualify for a tax deduction. We accept almost all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment and construction equipment. Head to https://www.cardonationwizard.com/habitat-for-humanity/donate to begin the donation process.

Lastly, check our website for updates on upcoming fundraising events and volunteer opportunities — even if you’re not looking to swing a hammer. You can also like us on Facebook: Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County. Follow us on Instagram, @habitatarchuleta.

Thank you, and happy holidays.