AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Yes, you can change your charity anytime. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”

You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.

If an organization does not register to participate or becomes ineligible, you will have a chance to select a different organization or we will redistribute donations earned among other organizations receiving donations.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible.

Cars for Homes

Donating your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity is a great way to support our mission.
Proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will help Habitat families build strength, stability, and self-reliance in the United States. Plus, it’s fast and easy to do, and you may qualify for a tax deduction.

Need help? Email carsforhomes@habitat.org or call 1-877-277-4344.

Leave a Legacy

If you or a family member would like to make Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County a beneficiary, we would be honored to accept. We will ensure that your investment will continue to make a difference in our community. Your gift will have an impact well beyond your lifetime. We want to take every opportunity to walk with you as you imagine what this impact will mean for families while they move into their first home or for communities that are reborn when new homeowners arrive bursting with their well-deserved pride of ownership. Below are a few options we provide for our Leave a Legacy program.

Note: Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County does always advise you to seek legal and financial counsel when deciding on estate planning.

Your estate planner can provide you with a variety of ways to help provide decent shelter for families in need. In your will, you may decide to leave Habitat:

  • A specific amount of money
  • A percentage of your estate
  • All or part of the residue of your estate or what’s left after loved ones have been provided for.

A gift to Habitat in your will is a meaningful way to create a memorial that lives on to help families avoid the indignity of poverty housing. Simply ask your attorney to include a bequest in your will.

You’d like to help but need the income. Or you may have the highly-appreciated stock that pays a low dividend, but you don’t want to trigger the capital gain. Whether funded with cash or stock, a gift annuity will provide a handsome cash flow that may be partially tax-free. You’ll also get a partial tax deduction now. If you transfer your stock to the gift annuity, you can significantly reduce the capital gain and spread the rest out over a number of years. Then, after your lifetime, what’s leftover will help us renovate our community and build homes for low-income families.

Do you have some shares of long-term appreciated stock you would like to donate? You can simply transfer these shares directly to Habitat for Humanity Hernando County. You’ll get a full tax deduction for the entire market value, avoid the capital gain, and do your part in helping to create a world where everyone has a safe, quality place to live.

Many families own life insurance policies that have outlived their original purpose, which can aggravate estate taxes if not treated with care. Often, these old policies can be used to create a new life for a Habitat family in a clean, comfortable home.
Also, new life insurance policies can sometimes be used to make giving a larger gift to Habitat more convenient and affordable.

Many donors feel that the direct transfer of funds from an IRA is a great way to help others and make it a part of their legacy. Simply write a check for the same amount as your required IRA distribution to Habitat for Humanity Hernando County.

  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Habitat for Humanity, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • The transfer of funds counts towards your annual required minimum distribution from your IRA.

If you are interested in Leaving a Legacy, our information is provided. below.

  • Legal Name: Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, Inc.
  • Our tax ID is: 59-3192261
  • Affiliate #: 1386-3544