In the Community
There are many things you can do on your own to help Chatham Habitat in its mission of creating self-help opportunities for families to own affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities. Here are some examples:
In many cases, we need volunteers to help us staff tables at events like Pittsboro First Sunday, Friday Art Walk in Siler City, or the annual Pittsboro Street Fair. Armed with a little bit of knowledge about Habitat, you could be a great representative!
Organize a fundraiser
Serve up BBQ, organize a fishing tournament, scrub cars, put together a music festival, or start a bike-a-thon to raise money for Chatham Habitat. Hold a dollhouse or gingerbread house competition and auction. We’ll help you get the word out. Contact us with your plans before you start.
Prepare meals for visiting groups
Help us fuel the groups who travel from out of town to volunteer with Chatham Habitat. Meals are usually served on the construction site. Groups vary in size, usually from 10 to 50 people. You can work independently or organize others to pitch in.
Make things to sell
Create crafts for a cause! Sell your baskets, paintings, quilts, playhouses, and other works of art and donate the proceeds to Chatham Habitat. Make picture frames and birdhouses out of scraps from the construction site to sell at the ReStores. Organize a quilting bee. Spruce up items donated to the ReStores. Hold a craft fair. Lead a group of children in making things to sell. If you are a professional artist, writer, or crafter, donate a percentage of your sales to Chatham Habitat.
Organize a group
Round up people from your church, social group, workplace, or neighborhood to volunteer regularly on the construction site, organize a fundraising event, or sponsor a home. This will bring your organization together while supporting a great cause. We have lots of ideas to get you started!