Open Doors

Open your door and raise funds to help families without one

Open Doors

In Northern Ireland, our children sleep soundly at night yet 1.6 billion people in our world don’t have a safe place to rest their head. Families are forced to raise their children in overcrowded conditions with no access to basic necessities such as water and sanitation.

But you can help.

Habitat work where it matters most, at the heart of the communities, offering a ‘hand up’ out of poverty through simple and decent housing.

We believe that shelter is a basic human right. Simple homes save lives. However we can’t do it alone. We are encouraging everyone to open their doors and fundraise £100 within your home, office or school.

Sign up and download our fundraising pack

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Follow our simple steps below to get involved!

Four steps

  1. Signup and download our fundraising pack
  2. Come up with a fundraising idea. This can be anything from coffee mornings, movie nights or even a builder’s teabreak. Just invite 10 friends, ask for a donation and have great fun in the process! You can be as creative as you like!
  3. Take a selfie at your front door
  4. Post online using the hashtag #habitatopendoors

Any amount of money raised can help change another person’s life. Let’s open our doors and make a difference.

Fundraising Ideas

It can be as simple or creative as you like!

  • Host a Hooley

    Host a Hooley – whether that’s a dinner party, coffee morning or even a builder’s teabreak, invite your friends, ask for a donation and have great fun in the process.

  • Movie Night

    Movie Night – invite your friends round to watch your favourite film. Ask for a donation and by getting in the popcorn help a family in need of a home.

  • Bake Off

    Bake Off – It’s bake off season! Why not challenge your friends to bake off! Ask for a donation to take part or invite friends to join you as you enjoy the goodies!

Download the fundraising pack for more ideas!

The Power of Ten

10 friends, £10 each, £100 that can make a big difference:


£100can provide a solid door and window frame for a home in Ethiopia


£100can provide 50 children with basic hygiene education in Cambodia

As you open your door, inspire others to join our campaign…

Take a selfie of you opening your front door

Take a selfie of you opening your front door

Post on social media

Post on social media #HabitatOpenDoors and link to the campaign web page


How do I pay the donation?

Get in touch with us today clearly stating your raised funds is for the Open Doors campaign:


Pay in


Send us a cheque payable to Habitat for Humanity NI and post to Habitat ReStore, Riverside Centre, Young Street, Lisburn, BT27 5EA.

Pay directly into Habitat NI’s bank account.

Sort code: 98 00 60

Account Number: 00215558

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