Durham Rescue Mission Donation Options


Man-n-bedWe invite you to partner with the Durham Rescue Mission by donating to our various programs and services for the homeless, addicted and shattered lives in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and throughout the Triangle. We have a number of donation options available, ranging from one-time gifts, to monthly donations, to charitable trusts.

For more information about any of the charitable giving options listed below, feel free to contact us by phone at 919-688-9641 ext. 5037, by email at — or request the pamphlet below.

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Monthly Donations

Joining our monthly donation program is one of the easiest and most effective ways to support the ministry of the Durham Rescue Mission. Become a Monthly Miracle Partner today!

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Honorarium & Memorial Gifts

If you are interested in making a donation in memory or honor of a loved one, we would love to hear from you.

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Planned Giving

There are various ways to contribute a planned gift to the Durham Rescue Mission. Choose from:

Stocks & Bonds

Did you know that your stocks and bonds may actually be worth more as charitable donations? Because of the tax deduction you’ll receive, donating your stocks and bonds to the Durham Rescue Mission can be a simple way to benefit you and our nonprofit ministry.

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Real Estate

Donating real estate to our homeless shelters in the Triangle area is a great way to benefit our ministry and provide you with a tax deduction based on the current market value of your property.

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Estate Planning & Wills

Incorporate us into your estate planning and will to provide our Durham, NC urban rescue mission’s programs, services and residents with benefits that will last your lifetime and beyond.

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Protect your assets, cut estate settlement costs and reduce taxes with a trust donation to the Durham Rescue Mission. A trust enables you to create a financial plan that meets not only your own current needs, but ultimately the needs of beneficiaries who survive you. Choose from:

  • Living Trust
  • Testamentary Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

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In-Kind Donations

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Thrift Store Donations

The Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores accept a variety of gently-used items, including clothes, shoes, antiques, books, CDs, collectibles, computers, dishes, DVDs, flatware, furniture, lamps, linens, pots, pans, records, rugs, small appliances, toys, vases, videos and much more.

In-kind donations are completely tax deductible and can be dropped off at any one of our thrift store locations in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, or Wake Forest.

Donate Items to a Thrift Store

Vehicle Donations

If you are ready to trade in your car, boat, jet ski, camper, or motorcycle, consider donating it to Durham Rescue Mission Auto Sales & Storage instead! Not only is donating your vehicle easy and hassle-free, it’s also 100% tax deductible — and each car donated goes to support the men, women and children of our urban rescue mission in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.

Donate a Car

Operation Daily Bread: Providing Food & Shelter to the Triangle’s Homeless

Ensure that the Durham Rescue Mission has a regular, dependable flow of income all year to help the homeless of the Triangle — even in the months where other donations drop — by partnering with the Mission’s Operation Daily Bread Program.

Become a Sponsor of the Durham Rescue Mission

A Durham Rescue Mission charity sponsorship contributes significantly to the daily operating expenses of our Durham, NC homeless shelter, including electricity, heat, food and maintenance costs. Choose from three sponsorship options:

Sponsor Our Men’s Division
One full day of sponsorship for our men’s shelter is $720 a year or $60 a month.

Sponsor the Good Samaritan Inn (Women’s & Children’s Division)
One full day of sponsorship for our women’s and children’s shelter is $720 a year or $60 a month.

For division sponsors:

  1. Your name, business, church, club, or honorarium message listed on our marquee and digital signs for travelers to see as they drive by on busy I-85, at Exit 177 and the corner of East Main and Alston Avenue.


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