Habitat 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 the Durham Habitat Development Team at [email protected] or 919-682-0516 ext 101.
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 Jenn McFarland at [email protected] or 919-682-0516 ext 116.
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
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 Laine at or 919-682-0516 ext 121, to get involved.
2. Playhouse Teambuilding is a unique way to build community with Durham Habitat; Playhouse teambuilding is a unique way to build community with Habitat of Durham. Teams of 12-20 volunteers come together to transform a stack of building materials into a vibrant 5’ X 4’ X 4’ playhouse. The playhouse is then donated to a local non-profit chosen by the group. Contact Jenn McFarland at [email protected] 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 Rich Kells at [email protected] or 919-682-0516 ext 101, to get involved.
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 Jenn McFarland at [email protected] or 919-682-0516 ext 113, for details.