Groups and organizations in the Atlanta metro area often have no trouble finding ways to give back to the community around the holidays. But HomeAid Atlanta has opportunities for creating new relationships and building community throughout the year.

Even now, HomeAid Atlanta is looking for groups to volunteer some time at one of their many scheduled Care Days. HomeAid Care Days allow service providers to save money on repairs and improvements by using volunteers to complete the necessary work. The money they save goes back to the resident’s services and programs. In the past, Care Days have saved Phoenix Pass approximately $5,000 and saved Shepherd’s Rest nearly $3,000. Those are big numbers for agencies fighting for every penny.

Care Days are scheduled every month for the rest of the year, including during the Essentials Drive, which is a collection program for homeless mothers and their infants. Starting May 1, HomeAid will collect diapers, formula and other “essentials,” so that these vulnerable people can have their basic needs met. Donations can be dropped off at a wide array of area businesses throughout the drive. Find a list of locations here.

To participate in a Care Day, contact HomeAid Atlanta to let them know the size of your group and which date works best for you. Upcoming dates are: May 19 and 25 at CAI and MUST Ministries, with other tentative dates every month for the remainder of 2017. Builders, Home Builders Associations and other contractors give their time throughout the year to renovate agencies in need of help. Consider joining these groups. Tasks include painting, landscaping and much more.

HomeAid Atlanta is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to build new lives “for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.” HomeAid partners with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, in addition to others in the building community to help those experiencing temporarily homelessness. HomeAid Atlanta ‘has completed over 50 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more.” Learn more at HomeAidAtlanta.org.

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