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Why Donate?

Housing for New Hope receives contributions from many sources. Often, as with the senior class at Durham Academy, the contribution is made as part of a larger opportunity to learn about the needs of the homeless.

Although many of us face a variety of challenges in our lives, most of us have a secure home and loving family and friends to help us through difficult times. Some aren’t so lucky. The men and women who come to Housing for New Hope have lost their social connections, often living in poverty, struggling with little education or training, or are suffering with substance abuse or mental illness.

The guiding principle at Housing for New Hope is our belief that everyone be treated with respect and dignity and supported in reaching their full potential. Time and again, we are reminded that, although seemingly insurmountable obstacles are sometimes placed in their way, Housing for New Hope’s residents, tenants, and consumers push through these barriers, determined to put their lives back together.

Why We Need Your Help

While government funding covers some of the essential services we provide, we rely on gifts and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations to ensure that the homeless men and women who come to Housing for New Hope are provided with the most effective programs and services available them. Housing for New Hope is a is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

How We Use Your Donations

Your generosity allows us to provide the basic necessities that many people take for granted: a bed, a nutritious meal, a hot shower. Beyond that, your donations make it possible for us to provide transitional housing, as well as help those we serve move towards permanent supportive housing. All of this is directly attributable to individuals and organizations that believe that homeless men and women deserve a place to call home.

Monthly Giving

You can make a make a monthly gift that is automatically charged to a credit card or checking account. It is a more convenient way to give, and your commitment means Housing for New Hope can count on your monthly gift, which enables us to manage our budget and plan more effectively.

You decide on a gift amount and you then authorize your bank or credit card to direct that amount to Housing for New Hope each month. The savings on postage, check processing and printing is substantial, enabling your gift to go further in providing crucial services to Housing for New Hope’s residents, tenants, and consumers.

We’ll make sure you stay up-to-date with our quarterly newsletters each year, and you’ll receive a personal acknowledgment letter in January which includes a summary of your donations from the previous calendar year. You can amend or discontinue your participation at any time.

To find out more about monthly giving, please contact us at 919.489.6282 or or, with “Monthly donation” in the subject line.

Other Ways to Give

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

A tribute or memorial gift is a particularly meaningful way to honor or remember family, friends and colleagues. Housing for New Hope will prepare an acknowledgment letter and promptly deliver it either to you or to the recipient you request.

Tribute gifts can be given in honor of individuals or groups at any time, and are particularly popular for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Increasingly, brides and grooms are making a donation to honor guests and in lieu of wedding favors. Specialized holiday tribute cards are available during the holiday season, and we are happy to create specialized acknowledgment cards

To make a tribute or memorial gift, donate now, and then email the tribute information to

Stock Gifts

An outright gift of appreciated securities is a quick and easy way to make a meaningful gift and to receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

Giving Stocks Through Wire Transfer

You or your stock broker can transfer all eligible securities by contacting our stock broker, Dave Pottenger with Smith Barney, at 919.490.7104.

Please be sure to notify Melissa Hartzell, Development Director, at 919.489.6282 or so we can identify and credit your gift when the transfer is made.

Thank you!

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please consider this giving option if your company has a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Including Housing for New Hope in your bequest or other estate plans ensures that the issues you care about today will continue to receive your financial support in the future.

Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death.

The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Other planned gifts include: a charitable gift annuity, retirement plan assets, life insurance policies, and a remainder interest in your home.

A misconception is that planned giving is only for the "wealthy." The truth is, even people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving.

Call Melissa Hartzell at 919.489.6282 or to learn how you can support our mission while ensuring your family's financial security.

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