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.

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.

The Hospitality House

Bishop Johnson, a Durham Habitat founder, inspired all to embrace hospitality in his 1995 address, “A Hospitable Diocese.” All - regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status - are encouraged to apply for Habitat home ownership and partner with us as we build homes, hope, and community in Durham.


Pink 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!

Jessica and JodieEtsy Shop for Habitat

Jessica and Jodie are an amazing mother/daughter Habitat volunteer team. Jessica, a local high school senior, decided that she wanted to do more. She opened a shop on the popular craft site, Etsy, to benefit Durham Habitat. She sells Habitat branded items, items she has created, and items that other artists have donated. Check what's for sale here and if you're crafty too, consider donating some of your own hand-made items to be sold!

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!

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

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."