Individual Durham resident gifts matched $1.00 for $1.00 through July 1, 2017


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Liza Butler speaks about the role StepUp played in her journey. Liza is now an alumni and employee of StepUp, working as an Employment Counselor at StepUp Raleigh.

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.



The AJ Fletcher Foundation has challenged StepUp Durham to raise $50,000 from local Durham residents by June 30, 2017 in order to receive a matching grant of $50,000. That's a $1.00 for $1.00 match!

If we reach our goal, StepUp will be able to offer 32 hours of employment readiness training, job coaching, employer referral services, and ongoing support to over 80 adults in Durham. Will you invest in those 80 people? 


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 M-F between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM at the StepUp Durham office: 1307 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27705. 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