Join the Movement & Give Back

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As the holiday season rolls around, DERC is remembering why we do what we do - By helping individuals achieve independence and self-sufficiency in their own lives, Durham grows stronger and more inclusive.

And that is something for which we can be thankful.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, visit our website to make a donation. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join the movement! 

DERC Distribution Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Every 3rd Saturday of the month 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Next open house is Saturday July 18th!

*Doors close 15 minutes before the end time.


Thanks to everyone who supported the DERC Forklift Indiegogo/ Stewards Fund campaign whether through your online support, a check through the mail or a pledge.


We met our challenge. Check out our thank-you video below!

The Durham Economic Resource Center (DERC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which assists adults in poverty through by administering technical job training, making accessible reduced price merchandise, and providing programming that reaches and positively impacts the community. DERC is an initiative of End Poverty Durham, a collaborative of faith and community-based organizations, as well as government entities. DERC is modeled after a component of the award-winning Welfare Reform Liaison Program (WRLP) of Greensboro, NC. We welcome you to our website and encourage you to get involved!

DERC has urban gardens that are used for training and made available to our member agencies and their constituents.  The garden often contains tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, green peppers, okra and a variety of annual flowers along with cooking herbs. 

The DERC Distribution Center is located at 118 Hunt Street, Durham NC 27701 

Contact Us

DERC Distribution Center: 118 Hunt Street, Durham, NC 27708  Phone: (919) 683-2567
Administrative Offices: 116 E. Corporation Street, Durham, NC 27708 Phone (919) 682-5912
Mailing Address: c/o Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701
Fax: (919) 682-6056  Email:  

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