Specialty Builds

Habitat for Humanity of Durham has a variety of specialty builds that engage our neighbors in funding and building homes together.  Our specialty builds are listed here. We are also open to new specialty build ideas.

To join or sponsor a specialty build, contact Heather Graham at hgraham@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 101.

Click here to make a secure online donation for any specialty build. Please designate the build you wish to support in the comment section. To honor someone with your gift, simply provide the name and address of that person, and Durham Habitat will gladly send an acknowledgment. 

Pink Ribbon Build

The Pink Ribbon Build 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 the support staff of the Duke Cancer Institute for the consistent compassion, kindness, and warmth that they give every day to patients battling cancer. Learn more about Pink Ribbon Build.

Women Build

Women BuildWomen Build is an international Habitat effort to build homes that are funded and constructed by women.  By providing a female friendly work site, our Women Build program empowers women to take leadership roles in construction and learn new skills while building a home with a hardworking family. Learn more about our Women Build program.


Apostles Build

Apostles BuildApostles Build mobilizes the faith community to build homes as an expression of God’s love.  Twelve or more faith communities come together to raise sponsorship funds for a home and to volunteer in the construction of that home. Learn more about how faith communities get involved with Durham Habitat.


CEO Build

CEO BuildTop 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. 


Youth United Build

Youth BuildYouth United is a youth-led program that mobilizes neighbors aged 5-25 in Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating poverty housing.  Youth United volunteers advocate for affordable housing, raise money, and help build a Habitat home in our community. Learn more about Durham Habitat's youth programs.


“Pay It Forward” Build

Pay it ForwardA growing group of Durham neighbors have come together to build 10 homes in 10 years through giving time, talent, and money. Click here to watch a special video about our Pay It Forward Builds.

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."