Donation of Remaining Step 1 Wood Heaters and Parts for Tax Deduction 

With the Step 2 effective date quickly approaching, it can be expected that businesses will have some Step 1 freestanding woodstoves left in their inventory. To address this, HPBA reached out to and received official word from EPA that a simple donation program could be set up with qualifying non-profit organizations. These approved non-profit organizations will manage the ownership and distribution of the stoves to identified homeowners who are supported by the organization. 

    Donation form AND acknowledgement of receipt by the non-profit must be completed before May 15, 2020.

    Donations are no longer being accepted at this time. 

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Which Step 1 appliance types are being accepted by organizations?

      • Only freestanding woodstoves may be donated.

      What is the deadline to donate? How does this process work?

      • The deadline to donate is one day prior to May 15, 2020. Only the donation form and acknowledgement of receipt by the non-profit needs to be completed before May 15. The donated products will be shipped later. Do NOT ship any products to a non-profit until they provide you with additional instructions.
      • Prior to May 15, 2020, dealer or distributor makes a written donation of units – identified by serial number – to their chosen non-profit organization. The non-profit then must acknowledge receipt  of the products, identified by serial number, before May 15.
      • Dealer or distributor to label products in their warehouse, prominently identifying the product as “SOLD” with the completed donation form paperwork attached to the product, noting that it now belongs to the non-profit organization.
      • Dealer or distributor is responsible for physically delivering the product to their chosen non-profit organization as soon as the non-profit requests them. The shipping costs may be considered a separate donation. Do not worry about shipping costs right now; focus on submitting your donation form. HPBA is making an effort to batch donations so as to keep costs down.

      May I donate more than Step 1 models?

      •  Dealers are invited to donate parts and supplies needed for the installation of the units or other donated hearth appliances. This can also be done later, as the stoves might not be installed until the following year.

      Can I donate Step 1 pellet stoves, wood or pellet inserts, hydronic heaters, or forced-air furnaces?

      • No. For this program, our partners are only accepting freestanding woodstoves. Contact Rachel Feinstein (feinstein@hpba.org) if you have any such products you wish to donate as one of our partners might be interested in accepting them. We encourage you to do a Google search for "weatherization programs" in your area. There may be a local organization interested in accepting your donation BEFORE May 15. 

      Can I volunteer/donate time for training or installation of the units?

      Can I donate to a local non-profit like Habitat for Humanity?

      • It depends on the organization and how they will be distributing the donated appliance. If the organization is accepting the product as a donation to be installed in someone’s home for free as part of their charitable mission, that is in line with this program. However, if the donated product is going to be re-sold by the organization, such as in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores, that cannot be done. 
      • HPBA is working with pre-approved non-profit organizations who we know can accept your donation. 
      • To be safe, email Rachel Feinstein (feinstein@hpba.org) information about the local program you wish to donate to.

      Do I need to be an HPBA member to donate products?

      • No, you don’t have to be a member.

      Who can I contact for more information?

      Who should I contact about questions I have about charitable deductions?

      • The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction

        Approved Non-Profit Organizations

        Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

        Projects in 229 federally recognized tribes in Alaska

        Websitehttps://anthc.org/

        Contact: Mary Mullan | Emailmjmullan@anthc.org | Phone: 907-454-7055

        Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) continuously provides hub services on physical, environmental, and behavioral health, as well as water, sanitation and energy services. It serves as a hub for the 229 federally recognized Tribes and assists all of the Tribal Regional Health Organizations (THO’s) within. ANTHC has multiple storage facilities, a statewide shipping yard, and a plethora of programs that can assist with ensuring the deployment of all woodstoves. 


        Appalachia Service Project

        Projects in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia

        Websitehttps://www.asphome.org/

        Contact: Adam Bean | Emailadam.bean@asphome.org | Phone: 865-748-0438

        Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a non-governmental, non-denominational organization which was founded in 1969. ASP addresses substandard housing using volunteer labor to perform repairs to make homes “warmer, safer, and drier” in Central Appalachia. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Appalachia Service Project repairs homes free of charge for families in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Much of the work is done in the summer and the areas served change each year. Homeowners are chosen through ASP via an application process and meet specific qualifications to be selected to receive help. Of those homeowners applying, ASP will be identifying homes that need their current appliances replaced.


        Aroostook Band of Micmacs

        Projects in Maine

        Websitehttp://micmac-nsn.gov/

        Contact: Nichole Francis (MS.Ed, C.A.S.;Tribal Administrator; Education Director) | Emailnfrancis@micmac-nsn.gov | Phone: 207-762-1350

        The majority of the 1489 + members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs live within Aroostook County, located in Northern Maine. As far as we know, from time immemorial the Micmacs have occupied the lands south and east of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the Maritime Provinces and other regions along the Atlantic Seaboard of Northeastern America.  The Micmac Nation, today, is composed of seven districts with 29 bands and a population of approximately 30 thousand.


        Environmental Initiative

        Projects located in Minnesota

        Website: https://environmental-initiative.org/

        Contacts: Bill Droessler (Senior Managing Director) | Emailbdroessler@environmental-initiative.org | Phone: 651-253-3908; Jon Emerson-Kramer (Program Manager) | Emailjemersonkramer@environmental-initiative.org

        Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems. For many years, Environmental Initiative has administered a successful changeout program, Project Stove Swap, in northern Minnesota.


        Narragansett Indian Tribe - Housing Development

        Projects located in Rhode Island

        Website: http://narragansettindiannation.org/departments/housing-department/

        Contact: Sharon Alexander | EmailS.Alexander@nitribe.org | Phone: 401-213-4327

        The Narragansett Indian Housing Program is dedicated to providing affordable housing, renovations, and repairs for Tribal members on or around the Reservation through its programs. 


        Red Feather Development Group

        Projects located in Arizona and New Mexico

        Website: https://www.redfeather.org/

        Contact: Joe Seidenberg | Emailjoe@redfeather.org | Phone: 928-266-6617

        Red Feather partners with American Indian nations to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities. They envision a world where safe housing is available to all and people are inspired to work collectively to create self-sustaining communities.


        Wisteqn’eemit and the Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program

        Projects located in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (northwest tribes)

        Website: https://www.thenezperceway.org/

        Contacts: Julie Simpson (Air Quality Program Coordinator) | Emailjulies@nezperce.org | Phone: 208-621-3818; Johna Boulafentis (Environmental Outreach Specialist) | Emailjohnab@nezperce.org | Phone: 208-790-4883

        Wisteqn’eemit is a 501©3 non-governmental organization. Wisteqn’eemit, with assistance from the Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program, has the administrative and programmatic capacity to distribute donated heaters to Northwest Tribes. The Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program, through their current EPA grant work plan, will provide support for tribes to receive training, installation assistance for each donated heater, and guidance/proof of disabling/destroying of replaced stoves.

          Donation Form

          Donations can no longer be accepted at this time. If you made a donation, you will be contacted about next steps. 

          Please contact Rachel Feinstein if you have any questions. 

           

          The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction