An "All or Nothing" Matching Grant Challenge

The AJ Fletcher Foundation has agreed to invest $50,000 in StepUp families if Durham residents contribute $50,000 to this effort by June 30, 2017. Please help us raise the rest and ensure that families receive this critical foundation investment!

Note that gifts given through donor-advised funds will "count" towards this challenge. If you have questions regarding the status of the AJ Fletcher Challenge or how to make a gift, please contact StepUp Durham's Director of Development, Erin Roesch, at 


If you would like to set up monthly, recurring donations, please contact Erin Roesch, Director of Development, at or 919-973-0890.

As of 6/16/17

As of 6/16/17

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Every year, StepUp invests about $3,000 in supportive services for each job seeker working to overcome a barrier to employment, such as a criminal background, homelessness, or substance abuse history. Overcoming that barrier can be the first step towards economic stability and the material, emotional, and spiritual benefits that can result. This includes the ability to feed one's family, maintain safe and stable housing, reduce debt, build savings, and much more. 

It's not hard to see just how far a gift to StepUp can go. Are you passionate about ending homelessness? An investment in StepUp can help someone afford a home. Do you feel moved to support the survivors of domestic violence? An investment in StepUp can help a survivor build an economic future. Do you envision a world with greater food security? An investment in StepUp can help someone afford fresh produce and sustainably-sourced foods.


United Way GIfts

Did you know that you can redirect your United Way gift to StepUp Durham? Just write "StepUp Durham" on the line pertaining to gift designation when you make your gift. It's that simple!   


In-Kind Donations

Men's Suits, Shirts, Belts, and Shoes

Cleaning out your closet? Consider donating your gently-used professional attire to StepUp Durham. 

Donations may be dropped off to Snow White Cleaners (3405 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705). From there, they will be cleaned and delivered to our partner, SuitedNSuccess and used to clothe StepUp participants. Dark colored suits preferred. Shirts, shoes and belts are also welcome! 

Food for Job Skills Workshop

StepUp Durham is always looking for groups interesting in providing healthy meals during our week-long Job Skills Workshop. We typically serve a light breakfast of bagels or muffins, fruit, and coffee. Lunch consists of something that can be made or purchased ahead of time (ex. sandwiches, lasagna, salad, fried chicken, casseroles, etc.). Those interested in providing a meal for StepUp Durham participants are invited to call Tim Wollin at 919-973-0890 ext. 225 or email him at