HomeAid Atlanta is excited to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021. With a mission of building new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach. HomeAid Atlanta, a local chapter of HomeAid America, was established by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association in 2001. Currently, this leading national nonprofit provider of housing and resources for people experiencing homelessness has almost 20 chapters spread across 13 different states. In its efforts to build lives for those experiencing homelessness, HomeAid builds, renovates and maintains facilities for organizations that provide shelter and programs for the homeless population in Atlanta.
“Twenty years is quite a milestone! We are grateful to be a part of the effort to end homelessness in metro Atlanta for all these years,” said Lori Rousseau, HomeAid Atlanta 2020-2021 Board President. “It is a great privilege to work alongside incredible organizations that make a huge difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors in need. We are amazed at the generosity of our partners in the building industry. We could not be more proud of the impact we have made throughout our twenty-year history.”
Since 2001, HomeAid Atlanta contributed over $5,000,000 through 142 projects with the help of several building industry partners. Together, the organization and its partners have added 605 beds to shelter facilities in just under 20 years. Big outreach initiatives established by HomeAid include the Essentials Drive, CareKits, Stock the House and more. Through the Annual Essentials Drive, HomeAid has collected over 1.3 million items for babies and mothers experiencing homelessness. The nonprofit also filled and donated over 8,3000 hygiene kits for CareKits and collected $133,500 in furniture and housewares for residents rebuilding their lives at HomeAid facilities through Stock the House.
During its 20th anniversary year, HomeAid Atlanta has eight projects planned, including six major renovations and two new builds. The builds are set to take place at Covenant House Georgia and Gigi’s House in Clayton County. In addition, 20 outreach programs are planned to include five donation drives and 15 HomeAid CareDays.
Other events planned by HomeAid Atlanta to celebrate its 20th anniversary include a 2021 Fun Run and a 20th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for May in Tucker, Ga. To kick off the celebration, a “Twenty Years in Twenty Days” social media campaign will allow followers to enjoy photos, videos and stories featuring the people and projects that have helped to establish HomeAid Atlanta as an establishment working to end homelessness in Atlanta. Beginning on Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity taking place on December 1, HomeAid will launch its “$20 for 20 Campaign.” This campaign has a goal to raise $100,000 in increments of $20. This campaign will run until 2021 with all proceeds going back to support those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta.
To learn more about nonprofit organization HomeAid Atlanta, or to find out how to contribute in one of the several events celebrating its 20 years of service, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.
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