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In the 9 years since our founding, A Lotta Love has made a profound difference in homeless shelters and crisis centers throughout central North Carolina. 
Between 2015 - 2023, we've rehabbed 345 shelter bedrooms, renovated 91 shared spaces (kitchens, living rooms, lobbies, offices, bathrooms, etc.) and led 13 major outdoor rehab & garden projects. 
In 2022, a 2-year study led by Durham psychologists Mira Brancu and Tina Lepage was published in the Psychologist Services Journal illustrating the effectiveness of using critical principles of interior design in shelter spaces.  12% increase in hopefulness, a 26% increase in feeling prepared, and a 63% increase in feelings of safety. 96% of participants felt more respected and dignified as a result of A Lotta Love's work.

Press & Award

Shelters and Organizations
Served by A Lotta Love

  • Community House, Chapel Hill

  • Durham Rescue Mission, Durham

  • Durham Crisis Response Center, Durham

  • Families Moving Forward, Durham

  • Family Promise, Raleigh

  • Haven House Services , Raleigh

  • Helen Wright Center, Raleigh

  • HomeStart, Chapel Hill

  • HOST, Raleigh

  • InterAct, Raleigh

  • My Sisters Place, Charlotte

  • Raleigh Rescue Mission, Raleigh

  • Safe Alliance, Charlotte

  • Safe Space, Louisburg

  • Salvation Army Center of Hope, Charlotte

  • The Compass Center, Chapel Hill

  • Urban Ministries of Durham

  • Wrenn House, Raleigh

  • Women’s Center of Wake County, Raleigh

Community Outreach Projects
Organizations & Schools

The heart symbol indicates organizations that have donated their time & services at our highest Gold Level.

  • A.B. Combs Magnet Elementary School

  • Alpha Chi Omega at UNC 

  • Aldersgate Methodist Church Chapel Hill

  • Alpha Epsilon Phi at Duke

  • Alpha Phi Omega at Duke

  • Camp Fun in the Sun, Charlotte

  • Chapel Hill High Students

  • Chapel Hill Sunshine Rotary Club

  • DA High School Club 

  • DA Middle School -- 7th Grade

  • DA Middle School - Go Girl Club

  • Deanna Schroeders, Girl Scout Chapel Hill

  • Duke Partnership for Service

  • East Chapel Hill High Students

  • Girls Scout troop of Chapel Hill 1494

  • Hope Valley Baptist Church Durham

  • Jordan High School A Lotta Love Club

  • Kingdom Serve UNC Club

  • LDS Church Chapel Hill

  • Phi Beta Chi Kappa Chapter at UNC

  • Rotary Club of SW Durham

  • Rotary Club of the Capital City

  • Rotary Club Raleigh Midtown

  • Small Hands Big Hearts

  • The Country Oaks Garden Club

  • The Green Chair Project (collaboration with Family Promise)

  • The Kitts Creek Teen Community Service Group

  • Triangle Church of Christ

  • University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Durham

Our Shelters

Corporate Sponsors

The heart symbol indicates organizations that have donated their time & services at our highest Gold Level.

  • Andrews & Hamilton Co.

  • Anita Wolfenden Artist

  • Artistic Thirst

  • BMC Software

  • Camellia Forest Nursery

  • Camp Gladiator

  • Capital Sportsplex NC

  • Chartreuse Design

  • Cisco

  • Crate & Barrel Southpoint

  • D&T Electric

  • Detail and Design Studio Durham

  • Duke Regional Hospital

  • Duke Regional Hospital

  • Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors

  • Elliot Davis PLLC

  • Emily Weinstein Artist

  • Erika Buchholz Realty

  • Fidelity Charitable

  • Green View Partners

  • Heather Garrett Interior Design

  • Home Depot Durham

  • Kennedy Flooring 

  • Lexis Nexis Legal software solutions

  • Lexis Nexis Raleigh

  • Lisa Ellis Real Estate by Design 

  • Lowe’s Chapel Hill, Durham

  • Luna Lee Ray Artist

  • Marmac Construction Inc.

  • Miguel Ponce Construction

  • Mills Home Improvement

  • Mina’s Studio

Gold Level Individual Donors
  • Julie and Jeff Billado

  • Mira Brancu

  • Courtney and Rob Christensen

  • Kerstin and Bob Doherty

  • James Gaddy

  • Robert Graham

  • Jacob Greene

  • Caroline and David Hewitt

  • Kelly and Kyle Hunter

  • Shipley Jenkins

  • Jacquie Key

  • Bradley Kirsch

  • Jane Kirsch

  • Tina LePage

  • Gunilla Luboff

  • Brent Milgrom Family

  • Molly Painter

  • Cheryl Peterson

  • Charlotta and Anders Sjoelin

  • Cass Swon

  • Mary Beth and Steve Townley

  • Sumner Virkler

  • Darliene and Ed Wooner

  • Miranda Reger Photography

  • NC Plumbing and Consulting

  • Plumbing Service Professionals

  • Polar Ice House Wake Forest

  • Pottery Barn Teen

  • Producing Painting and Wallpaper

  • Publix

  • Regency Park Corp. 

  • Sandra Elliott Artist

  • Sean and Shanika Howard Painting Company

  • Sherwin Williams Cary, Holly Springs, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham

  • Society Real Estate 

  • Southern States Carrboro

  • Spoonflower

  • Stephen A. Brown, Young Moore Attorneys  

  • Steve Biddy Painting 

  • Sweet Pease Art

  • Sweeten Corp.

  • Syd’s Hair Shop

  • The Little Moxie

  • Triangle Pool and Spa

  • Uptown Thrift Store

  • UserVoice

  • Vicky Barone 

  • Whitsell Innovation

  • World Market 

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