Norcross-based interior design firm The Interior Partners donated two delivery trucks full of high-quality furniture and accessories to The Drake Village in Roswell as part of HomeAid Atlanta’s Stock the House Drive! The drive is a program that extends HomeAid’s services beyond the construction of apartments or living facilities and assists with furnishing, decorating and even providing many common household items.
The donation provided by The Interior Partners will furnish almost three entire apartments. Donations received included sofas, beds, end tables, artwork and more, totaling a value of more than $13,000! It even included delivery services! The generosity of this company will go a long way toward making The Drake Village feel inviting and relaxing for the many women and children who will soon call it home.
Led by volunteer Builder Captain Dan O’Dwyer of O’Dwyer Properties, HomeAid Atlanta’s major renovation project at The Drake Village is now in its final phases. The build project includes the renovation of two eight-unit apartment buildings, and when complete, it will more than double The Drake House’s capacity to serve homeless women and their children. In fact, the facility will go from 44 beds to 100 beds!
“Thanks to our relationship with HomeAid Atlanta, we were delighted to accept the beautiful and high quality furniture from The Interior Partners,” said Dianne Berry, Program Manager at The Drake House. “The furniture will furnish both The Drake Village and The Drake House apartments where we provide short-term housing for homeless single mothers and their minor children, and longer-term housing for graduates at The Drake Village apartments, newly renovated thanks to HomeAid Atlanta. The furniture will not only help provide warmth and comfort, but greet the families with a place they now can call home.”
HomeAid Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, started the Stock the House drive in 2015 with support from the Professional Women in Building – Atlanta Chapter. The drive collects furniture and household items for HomeAid-built facilities to provide financial savings to the facilities while also providing a pleasant, warm, welcoming environment for residents moving into their temporary housing as they work to rebuild their lives. Since it began, the Stock the House Drive has contributed thousands of items with a value of almost $65,000 to metro Atlanta homeless service providers that operate in HomeAid-built facilities.
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 100 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations serving victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.