Ways to Give

Habitat of Durham 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.

Joe and Carlisle Harvard's Love Story  

Carlisle and I are inviting our family and friends to join us in this effort. We have made a $25,000 down payment on the house with the guarantee that we will see that the necessary $50,000 is provided. Work on the house will begin on March 8th at 11:30am. We wanted to share this good news with you and would appreciate your support. 


Blue Devil vs Tarheel Habitat Challenge

Duke vs UNC is a storied rival.  The two schools clash every year on the hard court, but this year students from both schools are coming together to support Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Orange Counties. 


Steve and Betsy Levitas Build a Home

As citizens of the Triangle, we want to see every family in a safe and sound home.  Habitat provides a way to help make that dream come true, with ways for everyone to get involved. We’re not so good at wielding hammers or threading electrical wire, but we can spread the word about the power of Habitat, and with your help can raise the $50,000 needed to fund a home. 


Collegiate Challenge - Alternative Spring Break

The Collegiate Challenge offers groups of five or more participants, 16 years of age and older, the opportunity to work for one week with one of Habitat's 200 local affiliates throughout the United States. 

Durham Youth United Great Human Race Team

Join Durham’s Youth United team in this year’s GREAT HUMAN RACE!  For almost 10 years the young people of Durham have rallied together from the many different schools, faith community youth groups, families and individuals as YOUTH UNITED to help build homes and hope.  To date, eight homes have been built thanks to the fundraising, building and advocacy efforts of these incredibly motivated and caring young people. Register to run or walk at www.thegreathumanrace.org.  Walking is FREE!! 

Pay It Forward

Pay it Forward involves a group of Durham citizens that challenge themselves and other citizens to raise funds to sponsor a $50,000 Habitat home. Families, friends, neighbors and coworkers across Durham have helped to secure a home for five families since the group began in the Spring of 2010. March 2014 marks the kick-off of their sixth Habitat home.

Methodist  Coalition Build

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14 area United Methodist Churches kicked-off their third home build for Durham Habitat. 

Honorary and memorial gifts

Make a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one by clicking the donate button and designating your contribution "In Honor of" or "Memorial to" someone. Please let us know the name and address of the person to notify. We will send the honoree or the family of the memorialized an acknowledgement card to inform them of your gift.

Gifts of stock

Durham Habitat welcomes gifts of stock. Please contact Roxanne Hall Little or (919) 682-0516 x113 for details regarding stock transfers. Note that it is Durham Habitat’s policy to sell gifts of stock immediately upon receipt.

In-kind gifts

Durham Habitat relies on the generosity of in-kind donors to further our mission. Donations of new building materials directly impact our bottom line and can help save thousands of dollars in construction costs. For more information, contact Roxanne Hall Little or (919) 682-0516 x113. To donate used materials, please visit the Habitat ReStore.

Real estate gifts

Donating real estate to Durham Habitat provides tax benefits for the donor and helps us build more homes. These properties will be used to either build new Durham Habitat homes or will be sold to raise funds for home building. For more information, contact Roxanne Hall Little or (919) 682-0516 x113.

Planned giving

Consider leaving a lasting legacy to local families by including Durham Habitat in your estate plans. Click here for more information on planned giving.

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.”