First Home for Holidays Project at American Tobacco Raises Over $45,000 for Habitat of Durham

2017 Home For The Holidays

American Tobacco helped raise over $45,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Durham through the inaugural Home For The Holidays playhouse event during the 2017 holiday season.

In its inaugural year, A Home for the Holidays project at American Tobacco inspired 15 local companies to come together for a Habitat for Humanity of Durham playhouse building experience that would make a difference in the Durham community.

The goal was to raise $40,000 towards the construction of one 500+ square foot tiny Habitat home to be built in Durham in 2018.

Participating organizations paid Habitat $2,500 for the day-long playhouse teambuilding experience.  Playhouses were then placed on Diamond View Park at American Tobacco during the Holidays for viewing and online bidding.

The online bidding raised an additional $8,460.  In total, over $45,000 was raised towards the tiny home build.

Participating Organizations Included:

  • Avalara
  • Durham Bulls Baseball Club
  • West & Woodall Real Estate
  • Automated Insights
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Gensler & BridgePoint General Contracting
  • Burt’s Bees
  • Acorn + Oak Property Management
  • Roivant Sciences
  • Weaver Street Realty
  • T. Wilson Construction
  • Hope Valley Country Club
  • Durham Academy 7th Grade Advisory + Pappas Capital + Tupper Family
  • Allscripts
  • Pappas Capital, LLC

Corporate partners for the inaugural event included American Tobacco, Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Durham Bulls and Triangle Mobile Storage.

The project will return in 2018 with playhouse team builds already half-way sold out.

American Tobacco Home for the Holidays 2017 from American Tobacco Campus on Vimeo.

Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this capcom story, video and for these capcom photos.

SLIDESHOW:  American Tobacco Home for the Holidays 2017

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