As temperatures drop and Atlanta enters a new season, HomeAid Atlanta is still celebrating the triumphs of August! Throughout the month, the nonprofit organization enlisted the help of valued partners and volunteers to provide dignified and safe housing for those experiencing or at risk for homelessness across the metro Atlanta area. HomeAid Atlanta also implements initiatives to satisfy the increased need for community engagement across the city on top of its volunteer efforts.
HomeAid Care Days volunteers provide necessary upgrades and repairs free of charge for organizations supplying housing and services for veterans, teen mothers, victims of domestic violence and more. The hygiene kits packed by volunteers, HomeAid CareKits, are distributed by homeless service organizations to meet the sanitation and hunger needs of individuals and families battling homelessness.
In August 2022, the building industry nonprofit organization coordinated two Care Days, soliciting the help of over 40 volunteers to provide significant financial relief for two metro Atlanta organizations.
On August 16, volunteers from Brightwater Homes participated in a Care Day at Zaban Paradies Center, which extends housing relief and programs to couples facing homelessness and their dependent children. The tasks of the day included dilapidated kitchen cabinet demolition, painting, cabinet installation and more. The generous donation of new kitchen countertops courtesy of Atlantis Granite & Marble, Inc. put the finishing touch on a successful project! The Care Day and assistance from HomeAid Atlanta will prepare Zaban Paradies Center for year-round operation starting in September. Previously, the organization only had the means to operate from October to April exclusively. The Care Day provided over $10,000 in savings for the organization.
“We greatly appreciate all that HomeAid Atlanta has done,” said, Zaban Paradies Center Residential Services Coordinator Derwin Davis.
On August 27, Northview Church volunteers achieved floor repairs, painting tasks and more at Forsyth County Family Haven. The organization assists victims of violence in Forsyth and North Fulton Counties by providing referral services, temporary safe shelter and individual crisis support. A generous donation via Sherwin Williams and the efforts of volunteers conserved Forsyth County Family Haven a total of $6,000 in savings.
The Care Day at Forsyth County Family Haven marking the 11th Care Day for HomeAid Atlanta this year, saving an estimated $60,000 for organizations across the metro area. HomeAid Atlanta packed and distributed 1,500 CareKits to date in 2022, with another 500 or more scheduled for this fall.
Another August milestone, Another Chance of Atlanta supplied 500 HomeAid CareKits in collaboration with Rockhaven Homes and Stacey’s Place. Rockhaven Homes employees held a drive to collect feminine hygiene products and other supplies to fill CareKits and raised over $1,100 to purchase additional CareKits supplies. In July, Stacey’s Place volunteers packed 500 CareKits using supplies from the Rockhaven Homes donations and delivered HomeAid CareKits to Another Chance of Atlanta. Stacey’s Place assists adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.
About HomeAid Atlanta
The designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, HomeAid Atlanta supports people at risk or experiencing homelessness forge new futures through education, construction and community engagement. Founded in 2001, the nonprofit organization has completed over 170 construction projects by utilizing its connections with community organizations and building industry professionals. The nonprofit organization’s efforts provide relief for teen mothers, veterans, victims of domestic violence and more.
To discover volunteer opportunities and ways your company can provide a facelift for an organization in need, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.