Featured Fundraisers

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.

PRBPink Ribbon Build

This is a special project intended to allow breast cancer survivors and the families and friends of those who have dealt with this disease the opportunity to express their gratitude to caregivers and medical support staff for the consistent compassion, kindness, and warmth that they give every day to patients battling cancer. We invite you to get involved by donating or volunteering for this year’s house that will start this month!

Joe and Carlisle Harvard's Love Story

Carlisle and I are inviting family and friends to join us in sponsoring a Habitat home in honor of our many years together. 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. We invite you to join us! The Mowery family home will be dedicated in early September; please help us reach $50K! 

The Becton Bumgardner Home

One of the great pleasures of my life has been my relationship with Habitat for Humanity. When my mother passed away and left my wife and I her property, we decided to pass the proceeds of the land sale on to Habitat. We began to think of all of the great things that we'd received from our parents and realized that a Habitat home in their honor was the perfect way to appreciate the firm foundation that they gave us. Please help us turn our donation into a full home sponsorship by donating at the link above. 

Steve and Betsy Levitas Build a Home

As citizens of the Triangle, we want to see every family in a safe and sound home. 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 funds to build. Thanks to your generous support, we've surpassed our fundraising goal! Don't be afraid to keep giving in support of future homes!  

Collegiate Challenge - Alternative Spring Break

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. Habitat of Durham is proud to host 5-10 Collegiate Challenge groups per year! Come build with us and/or support this program by donating!

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward is 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 six families since the group began in the Spring of 2010. Join their group and make a difference.

Start your own feature build

The featured builds listed above are all the result of donors thinking creatively about their support of Habitat of Durham. We encourage you to join these efforts and to reach out to us with your sponsorship ideas. Please contact Roxanne Hall Little at (919) 682-0516 Ext 113 for help getting started.

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 at (919) 682-0516 Ext 113 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 at (919) 682-0516 Ext 113. 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 at (919) 682-0516 Ext 113.

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

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.

Lucy