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Highland's Habitat House

In keeping with our missional focus this year on housing, Highland will again be sponsoring the construction of a house through Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.  We expect to break ground in the February 2019 and complete the house in time for a family to move in for the next summer. Once again, we are calling on your hard work, dedication, and generosity to help provide a deserving family a home.

For those who may not be familiar, Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical organization dedicated to partnering with families and communities to build and preserve safe and affordable homes; they are also dedicated to advocating for better housing legislation.  

If you have any questions or want to help with our Habitat project, contact Sarah Watson or Pat Cronin.

Raising Funds

The first step to building this home is to raise the necessary funds for construction materials.  As we did in 2017, Highland will be teaming up with other groups in Wake County to split the costs and labor for this project.  Highland’s financial share—and fundraising goal—is $32,500. Please take some time to reflect on of all of the blessings bestowed upon us and prayerfully consider donating towards our new Habitat house.  

As in the past, you can make your donation as a gift in the name of friend or loved one. In addition to individual donations, we would like to challenge Highland groups and Sunday school classes to donate one of the larger items for the house. Donations can be made online or through the church office.

 Donate Now Online

Donate a piece of the Highland Habitat House:*

  • Cabinet pull — $1
  • Tree — $100
  • Carpeting — $1,500
  • Bathroom tiles — $2
  • Window — $100
  • Door knob — $10
  • Kitchen Cabinet — $100
  • Front Porch — $5,000
  • Shrub — $25
  • HVAC system — $5,000
  • Portion of Wood Framing — $250
  • Paint — $25
  • Appliance — $400
  • Portion of Foundation — $5,000
  • Shingles (bundle) — $25
  • Portion of Drywall — $750
  • Foundation/Driveway — $10,000
  • Door — $50
  • Siding — $1000
  • Portion of HVAC or Front Porch — $2,500

*Your gift supports the entire house. We will combine all gifts to meet Highland’s overall financial commitment to this project.

Ways to Donate

  • Give to volunteers at the Habitat table after worship services in September 2018
  • Place your gift in the offer/collection plate (marked for Habitat)
  • Mail your gift to the church or drop it off in person during business hours
  • Ask about Habitat's "Corporate Match" program

OR Donate Now Online

Make checks payable to Highland UMC; write "Habitat" in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible.

Habitat Memories

Here are just a few of the images from Highland's last Habitat for Humanity house in 2017.