Corporate and Workplace

Burt's BeesHabitat for Humanity of Durham partners with many companies to sponsor homes, match their employees' and retirees' contributions, fund team building activities, and/or set up employee giving programs. 

To learn how your company can get involved with Durham Habitat, please contact Roxanne Hall Little, Director for Development, at rhall@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 113.

Employee giving

Please contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company matches charitable gifts or allows payroll deduction for your charitable gifts.  If you would like a Durham Habitat representative to visit your company or give a presentation, please contact Heather, at hgraham@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 101.

Home sponsorships

Durham Habitat relies on generous neighbors, groups, faith communities, and businesses for each project’s start-up capital.  Our home sponsors partner with our homebuyers to purchase building materials and provide volunteer labor for new homes and home repairs. There are great team building and marketing opportunities involved. For more information, click here.

Team building activities

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Our ask of all groups who come to build with Habitat of Durham is that they consider what financial contributions they are able to make in addition to their gift of volunteer time. As you probably know, Habitat homes are built largely with volunteer labor. Volunteers offer a great cost savings Habitat’s construction budget. What may be less obvious is that we also require donations for things like land acquisition, materials purchasing, staff leadership, and trades work. While Habitat homes are sold with 0% interest loans, those loans are repaid over traditional 30 year mortgages. In order to build affordable housing to the scale that our community needs, we need donor dollars!

We have two great team building options:

1. Construction build days call for teams to learn an appreciation of the varying skills sets that their peers possess, while working together to build, rehab and repair homes in Durham. We can accommodate 10-20 volunteers per site for a suggested contribution of $2,500 and are happy to incorporate your organization's team building activities. Contact Anna, at abenfield@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 112, to get involved.

2. Playhouse Team building is a unique way to build community with Durham Habitat; we are one of only two affiliates in the country with this program. Teams of 15-30 volunteers transform a stack of building materials into a vibrant 5’ X 4’ playhouse. This team building project requires a financial contribution of $2500. After your build the playhouse is either raffled off or donated to a local non-profit chosen jointly by Habitat and your team. Contact Jenn, at jmcfarland@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 116, to get involved.

Percent of sales promotions

Retailers and restaurants, please consider choosing a special shopping/dining time period (day, week, month) and give a percentage of the net proceeds to Durham Habitat. This can also be done with the sale of a particular menu item or retail item; get creative! Contact Heather, at hgraham@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 101, to get involved.

CEO Build

Top executives from the Triangle partner annually with Habitat for Humanity to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for deserving families in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.  In addition to providing a unique networking opportunity for area CEOs, the CEO Build project provides high corporate visibility and concrete opportunities for area companies to involve their employees in giving back to local communities. Contact Roxanne, at rhall@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 113, for details.

Habitat Success Stories

Worth helped found Durham Habitat as part of his Bible study group. He has volunteered to build hundreds of homes, but if you ask about his role with Habitat, he will take no special credit, saying, “Habitat just fits in with who I am.”

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