All grown up!

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In 2006, Cynthia Holland and her son AJ purchased their Habitat home in Durham’s Golden Belt neighborhood. Ten-year old AJ joined Habitat’s Youth United to raise funds to build a Habitat home. Despite being told “it wouldn’t work,” AJ mailed letters to names picked at random from the phone book, and he raised $1,075!

That same year, AJ and Kaitlin (also a leader of Youth United -- pictured here) emceed Habitat’s annual breakfast – and set fundraising records as they encouraged adults to THINK BIG saying, “if we can do it, you can do it”!

Now……

AJ just received his first college acceptance letter. AJ credits his mom and the stability of their Habitat home for his achievement, but we know AJ deserves a lot of credit, too! AJ is a graduating senior at the City of Medicine Academy and Kaitlin is a sophomore at Riverside High School.

In an encore performance, AJ and Kaitlin returned yesterday to host our 2014 Foundation Breakfast. We're so very proud of both of them!

Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."

Barbara