Mandy Crater with HomeAid Atlanta on Radio

Executive Director Mandy Crater with HomeAid Atlanta joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss this year’s Essentials Drive and how people can get more involved with the organization. Crater sits down with the President of Denim Marketing and Host Carol Morgan.

Celebrating nine years with HomeAid Atlanta, Crater has an impressive and varied work history! She received a degree in Public Relations in her undergraduate program and then transitioned to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA). After moving around a little, she ended up working for the designed charity of the organization that continues to receive generous support from the HBA.

Crater said, “I’m happy to be celebrating a milestone coming up. I’m not quite a decade, but pretty close!”

A constant presence in the Atlanta market, HomeAid Atlanta has been impacting lives across the metro area for over 22 years. The organization’s mission is to build new lives for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness through construction, community engagement and education. By partnering with friends in the building industry, HomeAid Atlanta receives discounts and donations for nonprofit housing service providers needing construction projects. Whether it’s an organization helping veterans experiencing homelessness that needs maintenance or an eight-unit apartment building for mothers and children, HomeAid Atlanta aims to assist in any way it can.

Crater said, “The builders themselves came up with it back in 1989 in Southern California [after] seeing the need and saying ‘what do we do? How do we solve this problem? Because it’s our job to build houses.’”

Around 23 years ago, the organization noticed that a lot of other businesses they partner with have mothers and children in need of necessities. There was also an additional need for volunteer opportunities. While many people may struggle to volunteer on project sites, anyone can donate diapers. The organization realized there was more to learn about the work they were completing. There was a need for a support system as well as revitalization.

While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) exists to combat food insecurity, there is no system for essential items such as diapers and wipes. Every child costs around $80 for diapers, which is a lot to consider, along with lodging and food. Each year, before Mother’s Day, HomeAid Atlanta collects as many diapers and wipes as possible to deliver to the organization’s friends on the Friday before the holiday.

Running now until April 31, HomeAid Atlanta is asking for donations of diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products, and adult diapers. The organization also has registries on Target and Amazon under HomeAid Atlanta. All donations can be dropped off at any SouthState Bank location across metro Atlanta and any location listed on the Drop Off Map on the HomeAid Atlanta website. If you would like to host a drop-off spot, please get in touch with the HomeAid Atlanta team to be added to the map.

Tune into the full interview above to learn more about HomeAid Atlanta, or visit

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